December

Shoppers walk past windows at a Joe Fresh clothing store in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

US consumer confidence rises on better job outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month on a better outlook for hiring and overall growth, supporting other signs that show the economy could accelerate in 2014. The Conference Board said Tuesday that […]

12/31/2013

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Flu season starting a little more normally

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year. Reports of the flu have been increasing, particularly in the South. But it’s nothing like […]

12/12/2013

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Holiday shopping is expected to be up … unless

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans, who’re increasingly optimistic about improving economic conditions, are expected to spend at a more rapid clip during the upcoming holiday shopping season than they did last year. But that could […]

10/03/2013

Riverview Gun Sales (AP Photo)

Shop that sold gun to Newtown mom loses license

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter’s mother has lost its federal firearms license.

04/05/2013

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Fed stands by stimulus, sees stronger US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed’s extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.

03/20/2013

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US CEOs optimistic about economy, wary of hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies are much more optimistic about their sales prospects than they were three months ago, though many remain cautious about hiring.

03/13/2013

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Gun background checks drop 10 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington’s new focus on gun control.

02/05/2013

California unemployment

California jobless rate steady at 9.8 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials say California’s jobless rate remained at 9.8 percent in December, the same rate as in November.

01/18/2013

Folsom prison riot 1 shot, 10 injured

REPRESA, Calif. (AP) – Guards have quelled a fight among inmates at California State Prison, Sacramento that has left one inmate shot and at least 10 others hospitalized with stab or slash wounds. State Corrections […]

09/19/2012

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