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Stories with subject: Leading economic indicators
  • Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed US earnings 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:40 pm
  • BEIJING - Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday.

  • Kansas officials boost revenue estimates by $178M 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:22 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials projected Thursday that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought through June 2015, brightening its short-term budget picture.

  • Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:00 pm
  • DALLAS - Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering.

  • US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:58 pm
  • Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.

  • Hawaii's unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:32 pm
  • HONOLULU - Hawaii's unemployment rate dropped to a seasonally adjusted 4.5 percent last month, down 0.1 percentage points from February.

  • Weibo shares jump in market debut 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:46 pm
  • Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday.

  • NY jobless rate up slightly in March to 6.9 pct. 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:26 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The state labor department says the unemployment rate was up slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 6.8 percent in February.

  • Rhode Island's jobless rate falls to 8.7 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:22 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's unemployment rate edged down in March to 8.7 percent, the lowest since September 2008, but the number of jobs also declined, state officials reported Thursday.

  • US stock market mostly higher as earnings pour in 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:13 pm
  • Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as upbeat earnings news from several big U.S. companies encouraged investors.

  • Illinois unemployment drops to 5-year-low 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:48 pm
  • CHICAGO - Unemployment in Illinois dropped in March to 8.4 percent, the lowest level since 2009, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday.

  • Ariz. jobless rate remains at 7.3 percent in March 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:17 pm
  • PHOENIX - State economists report that Arizona's unemployment rate was flat in March, remaining at 7.3 percent as the economy added 15,600 nonfarm jobs.

  • Connecticut jobs increase as winter's freeze ends 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:58 pm
  • WETHERSFIELD, Connecticut - Connecticut added 4,900 jobs in March, helping to restore jobs lost in January because of extreme weather, state labor officials said Thursday.

  • NJ unemployment rate inches up to 7.2 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:57 am
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - Preliminary data show New Jersey's unemployment rate inched up to 7.2 in March from 7.1 the previous month as the state lost 1,300 jobs.

  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:19 am
  • UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance.

  • Report: State gains more than 8K jobs in March 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:44 am
  • BOSTON - Preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March while the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.5 percent the previous month, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday.

  • Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:35 am
  • ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.

  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.

  • Unemployment rate steady; state adds 6,700 jobs 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:14 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - The state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department.

  • Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:10 pm
  • NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.

  • UK unemployment keeps falling amid recovery 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:25 am
  • LONDON - Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation for the first time since 2010.

  • Finmeccanica shares down on CEO change 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:20 am
  • MILAN - Investors signaled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership at the scandal-plagued Finmeccanica defense contractor as part of sweeping management changes announced by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at four strategic state-backed firms.

  • Zebra to spend $3.45B on Motorola business 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:11 am
  • LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois - Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical.

  • Stocks head higher in early trade; J&J gains 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:49 am
  • NEW YORK - Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as big-name U.S. companies turn in their latest financial results.

  • Is hot market for IPOs cooling? 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.

  • Oregon employers report big boost in vacancies 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:16 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - Oregon employers are reporting 10,000 more job vacancies than they had a year ago and more trouble finding the right candidates, leading to higher wages, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department.