February

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Solid job gains in April ease fears about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy showed in April that it’s healthier than many had feared, adding a solid 165,000 jobs and driving the unemployment rate down a notch to a four-year low of 7.5 […]

05/03/2013

U.S. unemployment down

Unemployment rates fall in 90 pct. of US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs. The […]

05/01/2013

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L.A. County unemployment drops to 10.2 percent

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County declined to 10.2 percent in March, down from a revised 10.3 percent in February, the state Employment Development Department announced today.

04/19/2013

Federal Reserve report called "The Beige Book." (AP Photo)

Fed survey: Housing and auto sales lift US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A strengthening housing recovery and robust auto sales contributed to moderate economic growth across the United States in late February and March, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.

04/17/2013

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US housing starts surpass 1 million in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders broke the 1 million mark in March for the first time since June 2008. The gain signals continued strength for the housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season.

04/16/2013

Long Beach Police release video of suspect.

Police seek bicyclist who gropes Long Beach women

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Long Beach police are seeking a bicyclist they say has been groping female victims as young as 12 and as old as their mid-60s while riding past them.

04/09/2013

job postings

US companies are posting more jobs but filling few

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers have more job openings than at any other time in nearly five years. That’s in part because they seem in no hurry to fill them.

04/09/2013

California unemployment

California jobless rate dips to 9.6 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped to 9.6 percent last month, the lowest in more than four years. The state’s Employment Development Department reported Friday that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since Dec. 2008.

03/29/2013

The Sierra Nevada mountain range in California

Water managers despair: snowpack 50% of normal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There’s more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.

03/28/2013

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Consumer confidence falls in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts have stoked economic uncertainty.

03/26/2013

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