Economy of the United States

In this Thursday, March 27, 2014 photo, John Pittenger tosses up a pizza dough at the Whole Foods Market in Woodmere Village, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cheaper gas, food push down US producer prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services fell in May, offering evidence that inflation is mild. The producer price index, which measures the cost of goods and services before […]


In this April 15, 2014 photo, Evelyn Morales assembles blender blades at the Vitamix manufacturing facility in Strongsville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Survey: Growth to pick up, hiring steady

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth should accelerate in the second quarter and remain healthy for the rest of this year, according to a forecast by a group of U.S. business economists. Still, growth for […]


In this April 23, 2014 photo, Luke Gill, of Quicken Loans, left, talks with job candidate Jasmine Boykins at a job fair at the Matrix Center in Detroit. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)

US employers add jobs at pace not seen since 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 1999, American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs a month for four straight months, offering more evidence that the U.S. economy is steadily growing while much […]


Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Fed survey: Economy showing improvement across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past two months in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending. Seven of the Fed’s 12 regions […]


In this Thursday March 13, 2014, file photo, job seekers line up to attend a marijuana industry job far in Downtown Denver.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession. Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains […]


Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Getting the long-term jobless back on their feet

The economy added another 192,000 jobs in March and payrolls in January and February were revised higher. But what does that mean for people still looking for work? Phil and Penny discussed the jobs report and […]


In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, photo, recruiter Valera Kulow, left, speaks with job seeker Monic Spencer during a career fair in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

5 clues to the health of US job market

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has been skating on an icy patch in advance of the February jobs report being released Friday. Hiring skidded in December and January to roughly half its average monthly […]


Container ships wait to be off-loaded in a thick fog at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Hopes up for sunnier US economy once winter fades

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the weather warms up, so, too, will the U.S. economy. That, at least, is the prevailing view of economists, who shrugged off a government report Friday that the economy was weaker […]


Trader Richard Newman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

S&P 500 finishes above all-time closing high

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a stock market squeaker. After piercing its all-time high in early trading, then yo-yoing below and above that level several times during the day, the Standard and Poor’s 500 […]


Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, meet with reporters to urge passage of legislation to restore unemployment insurance benefits which expired Dec. 28, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Jobless bill stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to resurrect long-term jobless legislation stalled in the Senate on Thursday, triggering recriminations from both sides of the political aisle despite earlier expressions of optimism that benefits might soon be restored […]





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