'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria heads to the polls

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate...

In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

RUGA SETTLEMENT, Nigeria (AP) — It's hard to find a campaign poster in this threadbare settlement on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, where thousands live in makeshift structures of tarpaulin an...

US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remains at levels low enough to show that most workers enjoy job security. The Labor D...

UN labor agency: joblessness dips, but quality of work also

GENEVA (AP) — The International Labor Organization says unemployment worldwide fell slightly last year, but is warning about a lack of opportunities, falling job security and declining quality of work...

Nigeria, other African countries in fight against fake news

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In Nigeria fake news can be so outlandish, yet widely believed, that the president recently felt compelled to declare that he had not died and been replaced by a Sudanese body do...

Fed Chairman Powell doesn't see elevated recession risks

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell does not feel the probability of a recession "is at all elevated," and that the country is continuing to see solid economic growth. ...

Taiwanese Apple supplier Career Technology to lay off over 400 workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc. Career Technology (Mfg.) Co. (嘉聯益科技股份有限公司) will lay off more than 400 employees from its plant in northern Taiwan later this month, announced t...

Fears rise in Nicaragua over new social security overhaul

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguans revolted last April when the government announced it was raising payroll taxes and cutting retirement benefits to bolster a social security program hemorrhaging m...

US consumer borrowing tops $4 trillion for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing rose at a slower pace in December, but that still pushed total borrowing to a new record above $4 trillion for the first time. The Federal Reserv...

US stock indexes drop as economic, earnings worries rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes sank in early trading Thursday, following European markets and the price of crude oil lower as pessimism built about the strength of the global economy and upcoming ...

South African president to give State of Nation address

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was set to give his second State of the Nation address to parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, just months before national elections seen by...

Jobless youth hold protest march in Indian capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of jobless youth have marched through the streets of the Indian capital demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government immediately tackle what they call the rising unemp...

Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address

Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House: ___ Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Member...

South Africa's president says mining key to reviving economy

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country's mining sector will be crucial to reversing sluggish economic growth and high unemployment. Ramaphosa sp...

Trump has solid US economy for SOTU, but threats remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will enjoy the backdrop of a mostly solid economy as he delivers his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, though questions about its sustainability...