September

An Alaska Airlines plane takes off Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

With vacationers not traveling, airlines boost on-time mark

(AP) – Airlines are doing a better job of staying on schedule now that fewer people are flying. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Wednesday that 83.8 percent of domestic flights arrived on time in […]

11/13/2013

Pandora listening up in face of iTunes Radio

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People listened to Pandora’s Internet radio service for a collective 1.47 billion hours in October, up 18 percent from a year ago, in the face of the launch iTunes Radio. The […]

11/04/2013

In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, photo, WorkForce One staffer Rose Capote-Marcus works with a client, Pen Osuji as he works on job applications at an unemployment office in the Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Fewer Americans seek unemployment aid for 3rd week

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 […]

10/31/2013

ADP: US companies add just 130K jobs in October

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 […]

10/30/2013

A sale pending announcement sits atop a for sale sign in a home's yard in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Signed contracts to buy US homes plunges in Sept.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy existing homes fell in September to the lowest level in nine months. The decline reflects higher mortgage rates and home prices that have […]

10/28/2013

Trader Randy Biller works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 ekes out a small gain to set a new record

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index eked out the smallest of gains to set a record high Monday as investors assessed third-quarter earnings news. Earnings will hold investors’ attention this week […]

10/21/2013

(AP Photo)

FAA moving toward easing restrictions on some devices

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is moving toward easing restrictions on the use of some electronic devices during takeoff and landing. An industry-labor advisory committee was supposed to make recommendations next month to the […]

06/21/2013

Chef trial

Chef sentenced in boiled wife’s body case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A chef who told police he cooked his wife’s body in boiling water has been sentenced in Los Angeles to 15 years to life in prison for second-degree murder.

03/22/2013

Tim Cook, Apple chief operating officer

Apple CEO gets modest 2012 pay after big 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook got a relatively modest $4.2 million in pay for the latest fiscal year, after the company’s board set him up with stock now worth $510 million for taking the reins in 2011.

12/27/2012

More student loans boost consumer credit $11.4B

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans took out more student and auto loans in September to boost consumer borrowing to a record level. But they cut back on credit card borrowing, a sign many remain cautious about […]

11/07/2012

US employers post fewest jobs in 5 months

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The Labor Department says job openings dropped by 100,000 to 3.56 million, the fewest in five […]

11/06/2012

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

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