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  • Media Stocks on Upswing as Dow Tops 17,000 for First Time

    Major media congloms rode the enthusiasm on Wall Street Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 17,000 for the first time, propelled by a better-than-expected jobs report for June. As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day on...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • Morning Call Career Fair at Coca-Cola Park

    If you're looking for a job or just a new opportunity, there's a chance you could score a home run at Coca-Cola Park today. The Morning Call Career Fair will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the home of the IronPigs, 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown....
  • Economy adds 175,000 jobs, jobless rate at 6.7%

    Economy adds 175,000 jobs, jobless rate at 6.7%
    U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus. Employers added 175,...
  • Unemployment rates rise in South Florida

    Unemployment rates rise in South Florida
    Unemployment rose in South Florida in January, though the rates are still at record lows since the recession, Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity said Monday . In Palm Beach County, unemployment rose to 6.3 percent in January, up from 6 percent...
  • Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added a fairly solid number of new jobs in March as employers reverted to their average pace of hiring after the unusually harsh winter weather. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy created a net 192,000 new...
  • Surging retail sales signal an economy on the upswing

    Surging retail sales signal an economy on the upswing
    Americans rushed out to shop as frigid weather lifted in March, propelling retail sales at the fastest pace in a year and a half. The gauge from the Commerce Department surged 1.1% last month from February in its biggest leap since September 2012. Sales...
  • Economy is looking up, but politics are stuck in neutral

    WASHINGTON -- On the surface, the news that the nation's unemployment rate dropped last month from 6.7 to 6.3 percent would seem to be cause to conclude that the American economy is finally recovering from the Great Recession of 2008. Instead, the...
  • Kansas matters: Update on the tax cut that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said would be a shot of adrenaline to his state's economy

     
    Lawmakers in Springfield mulling whether to let the temporary income tax increase expire might consider the contemporary answer to the 10-year-old question, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" In 2004, author Thomas Frank used it as the title of a book......
  • After brutal winter, job market shows signs of thawing

    After brutal winter, job market shows signs of thawing
    WASHINGTON -- In an encouraging sign ahead of Friday's monthly employment report, a survey by a big payroll processing firm suggests that hiring may be picking up after the harsh winter. ADP Inc. estimated Wednesday that private employers added 191,...
  • Yellen upbeat about growth in coming quarter

    Yellen upbeat about growth in coming quarter
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy emerging from a weather-induced winter slowdown but gave no hints of when the central bank might start raising rock-bottom interest rates. In Capitol Hill...
  • Private-sector employment reaches milestone in March

    Private-sector employment reaches milestone in March
    WASHINGTON -- It took more than four years, but the economy last month finally recovered all the millions of private-sector jobs lost in the last downturn. The March employment report released Friday showed employers added a reassuringly solid 192,000...