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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 ...

Game of Thrones: Shame Cersei, you lost your food supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the eagerly-awaited season 7 premiere of HBO's hit TV series, "Game of Thrones," Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister each learned some tough lessons about having scarce resources. ...

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...

Winter is always coming for economy on 'Game of Thrones'

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the North comes an army of ice zombies. From the East, an armada led by the "Mother of Dragons." In the South, an evil queen plots world domination. The world ...

Tesla provides first look at cheaper Model 3 sedan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low price. CEO Elon Musk late Saturday tweet...

US employers add strong 222K jobs; jobless rate at 4.4 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy. ...

Where's my raise? 5 reasons pay isn't rising much for many

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. Yet for most Americans, a key...

Where's my raise? 5 reasons pay isn't rising much for many

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. Yet for most Americans, a key...

US services firms expand at faster pace in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies expanded at a faster pace last month, pushed up by slightly better sales and a pickup in new orders. The Institute for Supply Management, a t...

Survey: US companies add a modest 158,000 jobs in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a modest 158,000 jobs in June, a survey found, a sign that hiring has decelerated but remains healthy enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. ...

US durable goods orders fell in May by the most in 18 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demand for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell by the most in 18 months, and a key category that tracks business investment also slipped, evidence that manufacturing output is barel...

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 241,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more people sought US unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level that suggests the job market is healthy. ...

Hiring up in 9 US states, jobless rates at record low in 4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers added a significant number of jobs in nine states last month, and unemployment rates in four states fell to record lows. The Labor Department says the sta...