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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. ...

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...

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...

Employers stepped up hiring in 14 US states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states. The Labor Department says that unemployment rates fell in 10 ...

New York manufacturing activity slows sharply in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing in New York state grew for a second month in July but at a much slower pace, as new orders and shipments both slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New...

Cheaper gas, wireless plans keep US inflation in check

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower costs for gas, airline tickets, new and used cars and wireless mobile phone plans kept U.S. consumer prices flat in June, evidence that inflation remains muted. ...

Fed: US growth solid, yet not fast enough to accelerate pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a steady pace in late May and June and hiring was solid, yet the improvements weren't enough to accelerate wage or price growth. The Federa...