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Unemployment falls below 7 percent in most US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, suggesting steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.

01/08/2013

Winter weather

Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasn’t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.

12/27/2012

California unemployment

California jobless rate dips below 10 percent

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.

12/21/2012

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Fed projects high unemployment for next 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve predicts the unemployment rate will stay elevated until late 2015, suggesting it will keep short-term interest rates low for the next three years.

12/12/2012

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Census: Whites no longer a majority in US by 2043

WASHINGTON (AP) – White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043.

The new government projection is a year later than previous estimates, made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was known.

12/12/2012

US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of improving conditions. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report shows that […]

11/21/2012

US home sales rise 2.1 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose solidly in October, helped by improvement in the job market and cheap mortgages. The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 2.1 percent to a […]

11/19/2012

Calif. unemployment rate dips to 10.1 percent

  LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s jobless rate continues to fall but it’s still above 10 percent. The state Employment Development Department says the rate was 10.1 percent in October, down from 10.2 percent a […]

11/16/2012

Busier airports, full planes expected on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) – Travelers can expect airports to be busier and planes to be fuller than ever this Thanksgiving. And flights will be costlier. That’s the outlook from the main trade group representing U.S. […]

11/07/2012

GM 3Q profit falls 12 percent

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors says its third-quarter profit fell 12 percent as losses grew in Europe and North American warranty costs cut into earnings. The company says it earned $1.5 billion from July through […]

10/31/2012

FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year

WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI says the number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines. Meanwhile, the amount of property crime reported […]

10/29/2012

US consumer spending rose 0.8 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans increased their spending in September at twice the rate their income rose, a sign of confidence in the economy. The Commerce Department says consumer spending increased 0.8 percent in September, the […]

10/29/2012

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