US retail sales rose a solid 0.8 percent last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a healthy pace in October, though the gains were likely boosted by one-time factors such as hurricane recovery spending and higher gas prices. ...

Big question for Amazon's 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The awarding of Amazon's second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove t...

US wholesale prices jump 0.6 percent, most in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices rose by the most in six years last month, led higher by more expensive gas, food, and chemicals. The Labor Department says the producer price ...

US economy looks strong heading into congressional elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a U.S. economic expansion now in its 10th year, hiring remains robust, growth has picked up and the outlook is a mostly bright one on the eve of congressional elections.  ...

US added 250,000 jobs, wage growth fastest since 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and boosted average pay by the most in nearly a decade in an effort to attract and keep workers. The Labor De...

Pace of US hiring likely remained solid on eve of elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The final U.S. jobs report before Tuesday's midterm elections is expected to show that employers are still hiring at a healthy pace. Whether it will make much difference to voters at...

Pace of US hiring likely remained solid on eve of elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The final U.S. jobs report before Tuesday's midterm elections is expected to show that employers are still hiring at a healthy pace. Whether it will make much difference to voters at...

With employers eager to fill jobs, hiring could stay strong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Against the backdrop of next week's midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it's been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday,...

With employers eager to fill jobs, hiring could stay strong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Against the backdrop of next week's midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it's been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday,...

Survey: US companies add a robust 227,000 jobs in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added 227,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, a healthy gain that suggests companies are still finding workers to hire even as the unemployment rate ha...

US home price gains weaken for 5th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home price gains slowed for the fifth straight month in August as higher mortgage rates have lowered home sales. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city hom...

At a small US factory, Trump's trade war forces hard changes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sitting in his office beside photos of grandchildren decked in Philadelphia Flyers jerseys, Christopher Scott shakes his head. Another email has come in from another supplier. It w...

At a small US factory, Trump's trade war forces hard changes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sitting in his office beside photos of grandchildren decked in Philadelphia Flyers jerseys, Christopher Scott shakes his head. Another email has come in from another supplier. It w...

US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has become a weak spot for the economy. The National Association of Realtors say...

US employers post record number of open jobs in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growt...