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  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015, 9:03 A.M.

    Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is the latest and biggest city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage, adding to a string of successes for unions and advocates …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2014, 3:58 A.M.

    Battered, Greece faces years to recoup recession

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a tiny, windowless storeroom, elderly women sort through items normally destined for the trash. It’s an unlikely place to be saving lives.


  • TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014, 4:06 A.M.

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 2013, 5:02 A.M.

    Conservatives sweep to Australia election victory

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s conservative opposition swept to power Saturday, ending six years of Labor Party rule and winning over a disenchanted public by promising to end a hated …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 12:55 P.M.

    Massive Napa do-over prompts grape plant shortage

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier wine growing regions, has an uncommon problem these days: not enough new grapevine root stock is available to supply …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 11:16 A.M.

    GOP throws Obama’s old deficit stands back at him

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama’s proposals to avoid a “fiscal cliff” come from the president himself, in comments he made months or …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 3:36 P.M.

    Obama and Boehner discuss fiscal cliff by phone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke by phone Wednesday about the “fiscal cliff” that threatens to knock the …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 9:55 A.M.

    Millions chase record $500M Powerball jackpot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 5:52 A.M.

    Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 3:28 P.M.

    Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

    CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 1:36 P.M.

    Economy makes for tougher Thanksgiving journeys

    CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans piled their families into cars, hopped on buses and waited out delays at airports Wednesday as they set off on Thanksgiving treks that many …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 9:36 A.M.

    More Thanksgiving travelers driving to save money

    CHICAGO (AP) — Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation’s annual Thanksgiving migration sacrificed summer vacations, relied on relatives for airfare or …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 9:13 A.M.

    US abortions fall 5 pct, biggest drop in a decade

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the recession and its aftermath in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, perhaps because women are more …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 12:11 A.M.

    Economy means sacrifice for Thanksgiving travelers

    CHICAGO (AP) — Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation’s annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 10:09 P.M.

    Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

    Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in the coming year. Demand for graduates with …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 1:49 P.M.

    Obama presses GOP on taxing rich to avert ‘cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama challenged congressional Republicans Wednesday to let taxes rise on the wealthiest Americans on both economic and political grounds, noting he campaigned successfully for re-election …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 2:40 P.M.

    Fiscal cliff: Impasse on tax rates is big hurdle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ hard line against higher tax rates for upper-income earners leaves re-elected President Barack Obama with a tough, core decision: Does he pick a fight and …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012, 10:32 A.M.

    US employers post fewest jobs in 5 months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests hiring will likely remain modest in the coming …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 12:04 P.M.

    Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio, Pa.

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney added Election Day campaign stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania as he spent Monday warning voters of another recession if Democratic President …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 12:09 A.M.

    US Oct. jobs report likely to show modest hiring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The October employment report the government will release Friday will likely solidify the picture of the U.S. job market that’s emerged this year: Companies are hiring steadily …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 9:23 A.M.

    Census: Jump in young adults moving out of state

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents’ homes and heading out …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 9:12 P.M.

    Big jump in young adults moving out of state

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents’ homes and heading out …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 3:01 A.M.

    Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 12:06 A.M.

    Ex-centrist Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012, 5:19 P.M.

    A month before vote, ‘eclectic’ county deliberates

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When the recession cost Jerry Krone his longtime accounting job several year ago, he turned to his hobby — making gourmet jam in his Fountainville kitchen. …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 9:12 P.M.

    Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 2:29 P.M.

    Auto sales, home prices help buoy weak US economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is looking more resilient, thanks in part to encouraging signs for the two most expensive purchases most Americans make: cars and homes. Cheap loans …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 2:32 P.M.

    Census data another sign economy has bottomed out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More young adults are leaving their parents’ homes to take a chance with college or a job. Across the nation, people are on the move again after …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 7:54 P.M.

    Has US economy bottomed out? Census suggests yes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 3:51 P.M.

    Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by the chronically weak U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve launched an aggressive new effort Thursday to boost the stock market and make borrowing cheaper for years …


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