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- Despite obstacles, the bull market turns 5 Updated: Mar-09-14 8:46 am
- US job gain despite freeze raises economic hopes Updated: Mar-08-14 12:04 am
- Indiana residents dropping out of labor force Updated: Mar-08-14 12:04 am
- US stocks muddled as Ukraine tensions fester Updated: Mar-07-14 4:53 pm
- Ky.'s jobless rate drops in January Updated: Mar-07-14 4:46 pm
- Stocks drift as Ukraine tensions fester; Dow rises Updated: Mar-07-14 4:19 pm
- California unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent Updated: Mar-07-14 2:49 pm
- January jobless rate in Texas falls to 5.7 percent Updated: Mar-07-14 12:26 pm
- Pa. jobless rate falls again, hiring flat in Jan. Updated: Mar-07-14 12:21 pm
- World markets mixed after US jobs report Updated: Mar-07-14 12:13 pm
- Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions fester Updated: Mar-07-14 12:02 pm
- Nebraska jobless rate drops again, to 3.5 percent Updated: Mar-07-14 11:49 am
- Ohio's jobless rate drops to 6.9 percent in Jan. Updated: Mar-07-14 9:58 am
- Stocks rise on news of hiring pickup last month Updated: Mar-07-14 9:47 am
- RI jobless rate ticks down to 9.2 percent Updated: Mar-06-14 4:40 pm
- Illinois unemployment rate 8.7 percent for January Updated: Mar-06-14 4:15 pm
- Mass. gains 55,000 jobs in '13 but jobless rate up Updated: Mar-06-14 1:26 pm
- Stocks move higher as US job market improves Updated: Mar-06-14 12:04 pm
- Report: Anniston trails Alabama in job recovery Updated: Mar-06-14 10:17 am
- US applications for jobless aid reach 3-month low Updated: Mar-06-14 8:48 am
- Washington jobless rate drops to 6.4 percent Updated: Mar-06-14 1:34 am
- China says priority is jobs, not growth target Updated: Mar-06-14 12:38 am
- Democrat Burke releases first TV ad of campaign Updated: Mar-05-14 5:08 pm
- North Carolina unemployment claims stay backed up Updated: Mar-05-14 12:49 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - For state Sen. Kirk Dillard, it's an ethics reform law. For businessman Bruce Rauner, it's how his private-equity funds made money for state pension systems. State treasurer Dan Rutherford cites a fairer reimbursement of nursing homes. Sen. Bill Brady? His role in the state's landmark state pension overhaul.
NEW YORK - Happy 5th birthday, bull market.
WASHINGTON - Job growth in the United States has proved surprisingly consistent.
INDIANAPOLIS - Sara Swinehart chucked her job as an autism therapist in Lafayette last summer to go on a cross-country bicycling adventure. The 27-year-old woman has yet to return to the workforce, living at her parent's home in Valparaiso while she weighs her job options.
NEW YORK - One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's unemployment rate has inched downward, dropping to 7.7 percent in January.
NEW YORK - Stocks are finishing mixed after an indecisive day of trading as traders worried about escalating tensions in Ukraine.
LOS ANGELES - California's unemployment rate continued its downward trend, dropping to 8.1 percent in January, even as the number of nonfarm jobs declined.
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 5.7 percent in January - the state's lowest jobless figure since November 2008, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in January to its lowest rate since 2008, although hiring remained flat, according to new figures released Friday.
LONDON - World stock markets were mixed Friday after official figures showed hiring in the U.S., the world's largest economy, rose last month despite the severe winter weather.
NEW YORK - Stocks are drifting mostly lower in midday trading as tensions build in Ukraine, where the region of Crimea is preparing for a referendum on whether to split away and become part of Russia.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate hit 3.5 percent in January, its lowest mark since September 2008, according to a state Labor Department report released Friday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's unemployment rate dropped slightly in January to 6.9 percent, according to numbers released Friday by the state.
NEW YORK - Stocks are higher in early trading following news that employers stepped up their hiring last month despite severe winter weather.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's unemployment rate ticked down in January to 9.2 percent, and the number of jobs was up sizably, state labor officials said Thursday.
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in January, down from the previous month's revised rate of 8.9 percent.
Massachusetts gained more than 55,000 jobs in 2013, the largest calendar year increase since 2000, state officials reported Thursday.
NEW YORK - Stocks are moving higher on some encouraging news about the U.S. job market.
ANNISTON, Alabama - Compared to all other metro areas in Alabama, Calhoun County has recovered fewer jobs since the Great Recession hit, but recent signs suggest increased local economic gains are ahead.
WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.
SEATTLE - Washington state has more jobs than before the start of the recession, with a January unemployment rate of 6.4 percent, the Employment Security Department reported Wednesday.
BEIJING - China's finance minister said Thursday that creating jobs is the government's priority this year and economic growth below the official target of 7.5 percent might be acceptable.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrat Mary Burke's first television ad in the race against Republican Gov. Scott Walker will begin airing in multiple markets Friday, touting her background with bicycle maker Trek while also attacking Walker's record on jobs.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - It's unclear whether North Carolina's unemployment insurance office will meet its goal on clearing a backlog of initial claims that grew as office workers became more deliberative about whether someone qualifies for benefits.