August

US home prices rise in August at faster pace

WASHINGTON (AP) – Home prices rose in nearly all U.S. cities last month, the latest evidence of a steady recovery in housing. The Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index reports that national home prices increased 2 […]

10/30/2012

Conference Board delays Consumer Confidence Index

NEW YORK (AP) – The Conference Board is delaying the release of its Consumer Confidence Index for October until Thursday because of Superstorm Sandy. The survey was scheduled to be released Tuesday morning, but the […]

10/30/2012

L.A. County unemployment rate down slightly

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County dropped to 10.6 percent in September, down from 11 percent in August, the state Employment Development Department announced today. The 10.6 percent […]

10/19/2012

US job openings dipped in August from July

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs in August while they filled the most positions in three months, a mixed signal for the job market. The Labor Department says job openings dropped by […]

10/10/2012

Survey: US businesses added 162K jobs in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey shows that U.S. businesses hired fewer workers in September than August, a sign that slow growth may be holding back hiring. Payroll processor ADP says companies added 162,000 jobs […]

10/03/2012

US builders trimmed work for second month

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. builders trimmed their activity for a second straight month in August as a solid gain in home construction failed to offset declines in nonresidential activity and government projects. The Commerce Department […]

10/01/2012

California unemployment rate dips to 10.6 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in August to 10.6 percent, down from 10.7 percent the previous month. The state Employment Development Department released the latest jobs numbers on Friday. They are […]

09/21/2012

Unemployment rates rise in half of US states

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. The Labor Department says rates increased in 26 states. They […]

09/21/2012

Pickup trucks drive US auto sales to 3-year high

DETROIT (AP) – After years of sputtering, sales of big pickups kicked into overdrive last month. Demand for full-size pickups jumped 16 percent, helping make August the strongest month for U.S. auto sales in three […]

09/04/2012

U.S. car makers reporting August sales gains

DETROIT (AP) – The big U.S. car companies are all reporting sales gains for August. Ford says its sales rose 13 percent on strong demand for pickups and new SUVs. Sales of the F-Series pickup […]

09/04/2012

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