Labor economy

March 14, 2017 - 5:49 am
WINTER WEATHER New York could get 20 inches of snow NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor'easter has started lashing the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service has issued...
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March 14, 2017 - 3:59 am
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: New York could get 20 inches of snow NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor'easter has started lashing the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service...
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Women walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 13, 2017. Shares started the week on a high note in Asia on Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report helped drive benchmarks higher on Wall Street. A report of weakness in machinery orders in January cast a pall over trading in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 13, 2017 - 2:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report helped Wall Street benchmarks end the week on a high note. Chinese shares gained as officials talked up the economy on the sidelines of the national legislative session. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.2...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:04 pm
TRUMP-NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER UPDATE: WH: Trump didn't know Flynn was to register as foreign agent WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump was not aware his national security adviser was probably going to have to register as a foreign agent for his lobbying work. Spokesman...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer turns his American flag pin around after being told is was upside down, Friday, March 10, 2017, during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 10, 2017 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is embracing numbers he once maligned as "phony" as he tries to take credit for the latest jobs report. The new administration on Friday praised new Labor Department statistics that show U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in February. The unemployment also...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets remained firm Friday, March 10, 2017, after another set of strong U.S. jobs figures cemented market expectations that the Federal Reserve will be confident enough about the state of the U.S. economy to raise interest rates again in the following week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 10, 2017 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are making widespread gains Friday morning after a strong February jobs report. Technology and industrial companies are rising more than the rest of the market, but the gains are relatively broad as investors expect the pickup in hiring to translate into more spending...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, the Space Needle towers in the background beyond a container ship anchored in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low _ a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 10, 2017 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a healthy pace, evidence that the economy remains on solid footing nearly eight years after the Great Recession ended. The unemployment rate dipped to a low 4.7 percent from 4.8 percent, the Labor Department...
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March 10, 2017 - 6:51 am
ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT Solid hiring and pay gains expected in February jobs report WASHINGTON (AP) — The February employment report due out today is likely to have a big impact on Federal reserve decisions to raise interest rates as well as marking the first full month under the Trump administration...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, the Space Needle towers in the background beyond a container ship anchored in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low _ a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 10, 2017 - 6:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low — a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. Economists have forecast a job gain of 186,000 and a decline of one-tenth of a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo, a job applicant attends a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The Labor Department says applications for jobless aid rose by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 243,000, up from a 44-year-low 223,000 the week before, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The four-week average, which is less volatile, blipped up by 2,250 to 236,500. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 09, 2017 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained low enough to suggest that most workers enjoy job security. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid rose by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 243,000, up from a...
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