Great Recession

July 16, 2014 - Job seeker and U.S. Air Force veteran Jesse Jefferson, Jr., right, talks to Arianna Alexander, of the Pompano Beach Veterans Center, at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. But the gains haven’t been spread evenly across the country. Some states have boomed. Others […]

07/18/2014

Job seekers  in Rolling Meadows, Ill. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

32 states trail US as a whole in job recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has. In May, the overall economy finally […]

07/02/2014

(AP Photo)

US economy shrank at steep 2.9 percent rate in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five […]

06/25/2014

(AP Photo)

Study: Recession and recovery widen US wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Great Recession and the slow recovery have sharply widened the gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else, according to a study that underscores the unevenness of wealth gains since the […]

06/24/2014

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 […]

06/06/2014

This Sept. 2, 2012 photo released by Sara Brandfon shows father Mike Brandfon holding his daughters  Abby, left, and Sophie in Chicago.

Study: At-home dads down slightly since recession

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. fathers home with their kids full-time is down, from a peak 2.2 million in 2010, the official end of the recession, to about 2 million in 2012, […]

06/05/2014

This photo combination shows, from left, Nabors Industries CEO Anthony Petrello, in Houston, and TJX CEO Carol Meyrowitz, in Framingham, Mass. Petrello was the highest paid CEO in 2013, and Meyrowitz was the highest paid female CEO in 2013. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Dave Rossman/Boston Globe, Suzanne Kreiter)

Median CEO pay: The $10 million men and women

NEW YORK (AP) — They’re the $10 million men and women. Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The […]

05/27/2014

In this April 14, 2014 photo, a 3-year-old boy plays in the playground at Community Day Preschool of Garden Grove in Garden Grove, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

NEW YORK (AP) — Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she’d have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son […]

05/07/2014

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 […]

04/04/2014

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Top 10 gifts of 2013 show rebound in philanthropy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philanthropy made a comeback in large donations in 2013 with the nation’s wealthiest donors giving more than $3.4 billion to charity, according to a new tally of the top 10 gifts of […]

01/01/2014

In this Sept. 9, 2013 photo, Dong Linhua, 59, works at his workshop in Shanghai. "I heard that the authorities might postpone the age of the retirement, but I sure hope not, since I've already worked for almost 42 years," says Dong. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The world braces for retirement crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the financial meltdown in 2008, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin […]

12/30/2013

CEO of Hilton Worldwide Christopher Nassetta, right, waits for his company's IPO to begin trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks lower, setting up 3rd day of declines

Lower stock prices on Thursday set up investors for what would be their third day in a row of declines. Stocks have risen sharply this year, and some analysts have been wondering if buyers will […]

12/12/2013

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,151 other followers