September

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

Toyota widens global sales lead over GM in 3Q

DETROIT (AP) – Toyota has widened its global sales lead over General Motors after bouncing back from a series of natural disasters. The company said Friday it sold 7.4 million vehicles globally in the first […]

10/26/2012

Weak business spending drags on US growth

WASHINGTON (AP) – Companies are holding off on purchases of computers, industrial equipment and other long-lasting manufactured goods, a trend that’s slowing the U.S. economy. A fourth straight month of lackluster corporate spending led many […]

10/25/2012

California jobless rate to 10.2 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s jobless rate fell to from 10.6 to 10.2 percent in September in what may be the largest drop in 36 years, the state announced Friday. The numbers from the Employment […]

10/19/2012

L.A. County unemployment rate down slightly

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County dropped to 10.6 percent in September, down from 11 percent in August, the state Employment Development Department announced today. The 10.6 percent […]

10/19/2012

California foreclosure notices fall to 5-year low

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A research firm says home foreclosure activity in California fell to a new five-year low in the third quarter amid rising sale prices. DataQuick said Wednesday that there were slightly more […]

10/17/2012

Romney, GOP raise $170.4 million in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign says it raised $170.4 million in September. The figure brings Romney’s fundraising effort slightly behind President Barack Obama’s $181 million haul for the month. It leaves […]

10/15/2012

World matched record for hottest September – again

WASHINGTON (AP) – Something about September keeps bringing out the record heat in the world. The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September, set in 2005. It was the third time since […]

10/15/2012

US retail sales up 1.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans stepped up their spending at retail businesses in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence. The increase was driven by another strong month of auto sales and the release of the iPhone5. Retail […]

10/15/2012

US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend […]

10/05/2012

Survey: US businesses added 162K jobs in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey shows that U.S. businesses hired fewer workers in September than August, a sign that slow growth may be holding back hiring. Payroll processor ADP says companies added 162,000 jobs […]

10/03/2012

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