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  • US unemployment falls to 5.8 percent

    US unemployment falls to 5.8 percent
    U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand. Despite the strengthening labor market...
  • Job gains were solid in October but wage growth still lags

    Job gains were solid in October but wage growth still lags
    October’s solid labor market growth of 214,000 net new jobs helped push the unemployment rate to a six-year low, but wasn’t strong enough to boost workers’ wages significantly, economists said. “Employers are still holding all...
  • Sprint boosts severance costs by $105 million as job cuts expand

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Layoffs and other job cutbacks at Sprint Corp. will cost the company $105 million more in severance and related costs than it originally expected. Sprint updated the cost total in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission....
  • Steady hiring, lower jobless rate suggest improving economy

    WASHINGTON Steady October employment gains and a drop in the jobless rate to levels last seen in July 2008 suggest the U.S. economy is getting back to normal. Employers added 214,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said, helping to push the...
  • Time Warner easily beats Wall Street's expectations

    Time Warner Inc. reported third-quarter results that sailed past Wall Street projections as the media giant garnered higher fees for its television channels and movies. The New York company posted third-quarter profit, after stripping out one-time items...
  • Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low

    Four-week average of initial unemployment claims falls to 14-year low
    Initial unemployment claims fell last week, dropping the average over the previous month to its lowest level in 14 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down 10,000 from the...
  • U.S. small business payrolls flat in October

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business held the line on hiring last month, with a larger percentage reporting job openings they could not fill, a survey released on Thursday showed. The National Federation of Independent Business said its monthly...
  • Time Warner's third-quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates

    Time Warner's third-quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates
    Time Warner beat Wall Street estimates of its third-quarter earnings, providing support for the company's strategy to remain independent by fending off Rupert Murdoch's advances last summer. Despite a weaker performance for Warner Bros. at the box...
  • Australia jobs rebound, A$ still hits four-year trough

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian employment rebounded in October to keep the jobless rate steady at 6.2 percent, though lingering concerns about the reliability of the data still led investors to sell the local dollar to four-year lows. Thursday's figures...
  • Why wouldn't you vote for a Democratic Congress?

    Why wouldn't you vote for a Democratic Congress?
    Midterm elections are today. If you are deciding not to vote or to vote against President Obama, here is what you are choosing to vote against: 1. Unemployment rate is under 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession in 2008 (6 years) 2....
  • Tom Wolf elected Pennsylvania governor in landslide

    Tom Wolf elected Pennsylvania governor in landslide
    Democrat Tom Wolf made history Tuesday by beating Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the general election. Wolf is the first challenger from either party to knock off a sitting governor since Pennsylvania voters changed the state Constitution in 1968 to...