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Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died

BOSTON (AP) — Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate le...

What's wrong with very low unemployment? Hawaii knows

HONOLULU (AP) — Are there downsides to a low unemployment rate? In Hawaii, which has the United States' lowest jobless rate at a minuscule 2.1 percent, the answer is yes. Employers a...

AP-NORC poll: Most have little fear of robots taking jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation — at least for the next decade, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Pub...

AP-NORC poll: Most have little fear of robots taking jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation — at least for the next decade, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Pub...

US long-term mortgage rates rise for 2nd week, to 3.91 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term mortgage rates rose for a second straight week as the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased to 3.91 percent, from 3.85 percent a week ago. Mortgag...

Fewer people seek jobless aid as hurricane impact fades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought unemployment benefits last week as the impact of last month's hurricanes on the U.S. economy fades. The Labor Department says weekly application...

Survey: Hurricanes limit hiring in September to 135,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hobbled U.S. hiring last month, with businesses adding just 135,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year, a private survey found. Payroll pr...

Surging stock market powers US wealth to $96.2 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A healthy gain in the stock market and steadily increasing home prices boosted Americans' household wealth this spring, a trend that likely adds to the nation's inequality. ...

Employers stepped up hiring in 6 US states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring picked up in six U.S. states last month, fell in three and was mostly unchanged in 41 states in August. The Labor Department said that the unemployment rate ...

Hurricane Harvey spikes US jobless aid applications to 298K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits soared last week by the most in nearly five years, driven by Hurricane Harvey's impact on Texas and Louisiana. ...

Game of Thrones: Trust me, I'm a Targaryen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Snow got into serious trouble for refusing to lie about his loyalties in the Season 7 finale of "Game of Thrones." But honesty can be an economic virtue. People...

US new-home sales fell in July, yet still ahead of last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline follows strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this ye...

Survey: US companies added a solid 178,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a solid 178,000 jobs in July, a survey found, evidence that employers remain confident enough about future demand to keep hiring. Payroll proc...

Game of Thrones: Shattering the dragonglass ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Westeros is no longer a man's world. Women are finally calling most of the shots during the seventh season of "Game of Thrones." And if recent economic history is a...

US home prices reach record high for 6th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, raising fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst. The St...