Late-2000s 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

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, before  the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve labor market conditions.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Yellen says economy still needs Fed support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve […]

07/15/2014

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

Dec. 4, 2008: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on housing and housing finance, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Transcripts show Fed at times slow to grasp crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve agonized in 2008 over how far to go to stop a financial crisis that threatened to cause a recession and at times struggled to recognize its speed and magnitude. […]

02/21/2014

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US women regain lost jobs; men still short 2.1M

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can’t be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short. The biggest factor is that men […]

09/12/2013

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Survey: Americans felt more secure in jobs in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) – A long-standing public opinion poll finds that confidence about job security and availability grew in the U.S. last year. The 2012 General Social Survey finds that confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession.

04/25/2013

Stock ticker shows a new intraday high for the Dow Jones industrial average at the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo)

Dow hits record, erasing Great Recession losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Five and a half years after the start of a frightening drop that erased $11 trillion from stock portfolios and made investors despair of ever getting their money back, the Dow has regained all losses and reached a new high.

03/05/2013

Student loans

More Americans struggle to repay student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans are falling behind on student loans, threatening their ability to obtain mortgages and other credit in the future.

02/28/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (front left), rides in a driverless car to a bill signing at Google headquarters, Mountain View, California, Sept. 2012 (AP Photo)

Will smart machines create a world without work?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that drive themselves have been in movies like “I, Robot” and the TV show “Knight Rider.” Now, three years after Google invented one, automated cars could be on their way to a freeway near you.

01/24/2013

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