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US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON | U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy — hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.

July 05, 2013 3:45 pm
NHL lockout forces canceled games through Oct. 24

NHL lockout forces canceled games through Oct. 24

The NHL said Thursday that it has canceled the hockey season through Oct. 24, a total of 82 games, because of the ongoing lockout.

October 04, 2012 4:50 pm
NHL lockout forces canceled games through Oct. 24

NHL lockout forces canceled games through Oct. 24

NEW YORK | What seemed inevitable for the NHL has now become reality. The league canceled the first two weeks of the regular season on Thursday, the second time games have been lost because of a lockout in seven years.

October 04, 2012 4:50 pm

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Thursday

WASHINGTON | Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:

September 13, 2012 11:37 am
Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams celebrates with the trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the women's final match Saturday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England.

July 07, 2012 5:07 pm
Obama ad features steelworkers to undercut Romney's record on jobs

Obama ad features steelworkers to undercut Romney's record on jobs

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama is casting Mitt Romney as a greedy, job-killing corporate titan with little concern for the working class in a new, multi-pronged effort that seeks to undermine the central rationale for his Republican rival's candidacy: his business credentials.

May 14, 2012 10:40 am Video

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Strong 3 months of hiring as U.S. adds 227,000 jobs

It's the latest display of the breadth and strength of the economic recovery. The country has put together the most impressive three months of job growth since before the Great Recession.

March 09, 2012 11:45 pm

Obama call for manufacturing revival a tough goal

President Barack Obama is making a strong election-year push for an economic revival "built on American manufacturing." But he faces an uphill slog, with little consensus even within his own party on how to do it.

February 11, 2012 2:20 pm

Economy grew modest 2.8 pct. in Q4, best in 2011

Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies restocked their shelves at the strongest pace in nearly two years, helping the U.S. economy reach its fastest growth rate of last year.

January 27, 2012 9:20 am

'Phantom' show in Vegas to close after 6 years

The Phantom of Las Vegas is singing his final opera.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am

US job market ends year in better shape

The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January.

December 29, 2011 9:30 am
From vets to moms, Iraq war leaves mark on Indiana town

From vets to moms, Iraq war leaves mark on Indiana town

KOKOMO | In a quiet park on the eastern edge of this auto manufacturing town, a gleaming ring of black granite walls and monuments stands in solemn tribute to the war dead. Hundreds of names are etched in stone, many of them long forgotten to history.

December 23, 2011 12:00 pm Photos

Photos

Claims lowest since April '08 as job market improves

In the latest sign that the economy is surging at year's end, unemployment claims have dropped to the lowest level since April 2008, long before anyone realized that the nation was in a recession.

December 23, 2011 9:20 am

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

Fair victims deserve better deal

December 17, 2011 12:45 pm

Economists see modest growth next year

The U.S. economy will muddle through the next year without a recession, but growth-predicted to be 2.4 percent-will be too weak to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate, forecasters believe.

November 19, 2011 11:05 pm

Surprise: In NBA dispute, money not mattering most

NEW YORK | NBA owners apparently weren't bluffing when they said they wanted competitive balance just as much as a chance to profit.

October 12, 2011 5:20 pm

How bad can it get if the US falls into recession?

Are investors overreacting to the prospect of a recession? The slightly better jobs report on Friday notwithstanding, the odds of a recession appear to be climbing, and that's bringing back scary memories.

October 09, 2011 11:40 am

Defiant Obama challenges Republicans on job bill

WASHINGTON | Defiant and frustrated, President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republicans Thursday to get behind his jobs plan or explain why not, declaring that if Congress fails to act "the American people will run them out of town."

October 06, 2011 1:00 pm
House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals

House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals

House Republicans pledged a review of President Obama's jobs proposals as he launched a public campaign for urgent passage of his $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending. "Everything in [the bill] will put more people back to work and more money back in the pockets of those who are…

September 12, 2011 12:00 am
Dismal report shows no net job increase in August

Dismal report shows no net job increase in August

Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy at risk of another recession. The government also reported that the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent. It was the weakest jobs report since September 2010.

September 02, 2011 11:00 am
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