WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories increased output in November for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production. The gains show manufacturing is strengthening and could help boost economic growth at the […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough. New signup numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Barack Obama’s health care law, but not enough to […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Federal health officials, after encouraging alternate sign-up methods amid the fumbled rollout of their online insurance website, began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — It doesn’t rival Amazon and Travelocity, but President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health insurance website finally seems to be working reasonably well most of the time. Still, consumers are well-advised to verify, not […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate in November to a five-year low of 7 percent. The surprisingly robust job gain suggested that the economy may have […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies and small […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government started the first month of the 2014 budget year with a smaller budget deficit, signaling further improvement in the nation’s finances at a time when lawmakers are wrestling to […]
DETROIT (AP) — The government shutdown dampened — but didn’t stall — Americans’ demand for new cars and trucks. The 16-day shutdown slowed U.S. auto sales in the first two weeks of October, but they […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very few workers. The Labor Department said Thursday […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses added just 130,000 jobs in October, as the 16-day government shutdown slowed an already-weak job market. Payroll processor ADP also says companies created just 145,000 jobs […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are taking tougher measures to prevent potential fan violence on Super Bowl Sunday when the 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped below 10 percent last month for the first time since the recession began, the state announced Friday, signaling that the state’s economy may have finally turned the corner.