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  • Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

    Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best...
  • Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

    Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can't find full-time work. And a diminished share of Americans either have a job or...
  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of July 5-11. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note....
  • Experts give their take on jobs, Fed and financial markets

    If investors hoped Thursday's U.S. jobs report would give them clarity, they were probably disappointed. The report, one of the most-watched pieces of news in financial markets, painted a mixed picture for U.S. employment. And it left a key question...
  • US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

    U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge. The figures...
  • A midyear look at the state of the economy

    Every January, I outline the big issues and economic predictions for the year ahead. With the first six months of 2015 down, let's take an intermission to review the highs and lows of Act I and look ahead to Act II. --The U.S. economy: There were great...
  • Job numbers aside, Greece and US wages weigh on economic outlook

    WASHINGTON A solid month of hiring in June eases concerns that Greece-related global financial turmoil is spilling into the U.S. economy and raises the prospect of long-awaited hikes in U.S. lending rates. Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, the...
  • Employers add 223,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3%

    Employers add 223,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3%
    U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest...
  • Despite head winds, U.S. stocks eke out small gains in first half

    Despite head winds, U.S. stocks eke out small gains in first half
    World financial markets ended the first six months this year amid the uncomfortably familiar sound of bubbles popping: debt bubbles in Greece and Puerto Rico and a potential stock bubble in China. Still, U.S. stocks overall managed to grind out small...
  • Consumer confidence improves, but is it enough to stave off Greece issues?

    Consumer confidence improves, but is it enough to stave off Greece issues?
    Talk about bad timing. Finally, Americans are feeling good about the economy and job prospects after years of worry, according to the Conference Board's consumer confidence numbers released Tuesday. But no sooner do people get to a more carefree mindset...
  • A clash of currency

    A clash of currency
    To the editor: I really must agree with former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his opinion that the excellent Alexander Hamilton should remain on the $10 bill. (“New face for $10 bill stirs backlash,” June 27) Hamilton's...