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May 2, 2013 at 8:45 AM
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to seasonally adjusted 324,000, the lowest since January 2008. The drop points to fewer layoffs and possibly more hiring.
May 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Ford, GM, Chrysler and Nissan all reported double-digit U.S. sales increases last month, signaling the best April for car and truck sales in six years.
Apr 30, 2013 at 8:04 AM
A combination of scant inflation and still-modest U.S. economic growth will likely lead the Federal Reserve this week to maintain its drive to keep borrowing costs at record lows indefinitely.
Apr 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM
The economy rebounded from an anemic 0.4 percent annual growth rate in the October-December quarter.
Apr 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM
The drop suggests that layoffs have declined and that job growth may pick up from last month's sluggish pace.
Apr 24, 2013 at 7:46 AM
The national mood on immigration has changed dramatically since Arizona approved a first-of-its-kind immigration law, igniting a furor over border security and the country's treatment of immigrants.
Apr 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Ben Bernanke is intensifying speculation that this year will be his last as Federal Reserve chairman by deciding to skip the Fed's annual August conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Apr 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM
California's unemployment rate dropped in March to 9.4 percent as job growth in the state continued to outpace the nation, figures released Friday show.
Apr 19, 2013 at 7:28 AM
For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.
Apr 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits increased just 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 352,000. The slight gain kept applications at a level consistent with solid hiring and suggests March's sluggish hiring may be temporary.
Apr 14, 2013 at 11:35 AM
With many of the European Union's economies mired in stagnation, EU officials are seeking to emulate part of the U.S. model for creating growth and jobs by fostering more private investment in businesses.
Apr 12, 2013 at 7:47 AM
A measure of wholesale prices fell in March by the largest amount in 10 months, reflecting a big drop in gasoline prices.
Apr 11, 2013 at 7:50 AM
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, suggesting March's weak month of hiring may have been a temporary slowdown.
Apr 10, 2013 at 9:11 AM
As desperate as unemployed Americans are to find work, there are still some jobs that many would never consider applying for because they are seen as too dirty, too demanding or just plain unappealing.
Apr 10, 2013 at 8:58 AM
A majority of Federal Reserve policymakers want to continue extraordinary bond purchases to help boost the economy at least through the middle of the year, according to minutes from the Fed's last meeting released Wednesday.