Paul Ashworth

Job applicants arrive for an internship job fair held by the Miami Marlins, at Marlins Park in Miami. ( AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

US businesses boost hiring despite the shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy may be sturdier than many analysts had assumed. Employers added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in October despite the 16-day government shutdown, the Labor Department said Friday. And they […]

11/08/2013

The decision of the Federal Reserve appears on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Fed leaves low interest-rate policies unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy still needs support from its low interest-rate policies because it is growing only moderately. In a statement Wednesday after a policy meeting, the Fed said […]

10/30/2013

On July 15, 2013 a woman waits to talk with employers at a job fair for laid-off IBM workers in South Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

US employers add 162K jobs; rate falls to 7.4 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, a modest increase and the fewest since March. Still, the unemployment rate fell to a 4½-year low of 7.4 percent, a hopeful sign in an […]

08/02/2013

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US consumer spending, income jump in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers stepped up spending in February after their income jumped, aided by a stronger job market that offset some of the drag from higher taxes.

03/29/2013

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US adds 236K jobs, unemployment falls to 7.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

03/08/2013