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NASA, Commercial Industry Creating Historic Economic Opportunities

June 5, 2015 9:50 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's work with the private sector enables research and new transportation systems.

U.S. Employers Add Solid 280K Jobs

June 5, 2015 9:19 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.5 percent.

Connecticut Democrats Stand By Business Tax Changes

June 4, 2015 8:05 pm | by Susan Haigh, Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The departure of GE would be a significant blow to Connecticut's economy.

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Report: Job Websites Could Help Resolve Labor Gaps

June 4, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Other benefits could include workforce productivity gains and improved educational choices.

U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications Drop To 276,000

June 4, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Applications have been below 300,000, a historically low level, for 13 weeks.

Pipeline That Spilled Oil On California Coast Badly Corroded

June 4, 2015 9:30 am | by Michael R. Blood, Brian Melley, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The findings indicate that over 80 percent of the metal pipe wall had worn away.

U.S. Productivity Fell In The First Quarter While Labor Costs Rose

June 4, 2015 9:20 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Productivity is the key determinant for rising living standards.

Survey: U.S. Business Hiring Picks Up In May To 201K

June 3, 2015 10:06 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A survey of manufacturing firms showed that factory activity grew at a faster pace in May

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U.S. Trade Deficit Drops Sharply In April

June 3, 2015 9:43 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

American manufacturers have been hurt by a rise of the dollar over the past year.

Global Watchdog Warns On Economic Growth, Cuts U.S. Forecast

June 3, 2015 9:30 am | by Greg Keller, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The OECD now expects U.S. economic growth to slow to 2 percent this year.

Volvo Incentives Package Could Cost $87M More

June 2, 2015 4:07 pm | by Seanna Adcox, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company has promised to invest at least $500 million and create at least 2,000 jobs.

ISM: Economy Well Positioned For Continued Growth

June 2, 2015 1:34 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With West Coast port disputes and the winter season behind us, things are looking up.

U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Fall Slightly In May

June 2, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sales are expected to fall from the past May, when sales hit a nine-year high.

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U.S. Manufacturing Growth Accelerates For First Time In Six Months

June 1, 2015 12:24 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The growth was propelled by more new orders and an increase in hiring.

Surveys Show Chinese Manufacturing Remained Weak In May

June 1, 2015 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The findings add to pressure on Beijing for more economic stimulus.

Fuel And Potential Fires For The U.S. Economy Ahead

May 29, 2015 6:08 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better?

U.S. Economy Shrank In Winter But Staging A Spring Rebound

May 29, 2015 3:07 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Falling GDP can be a sign of a recession, but economists see little cause for concern.

Why A Shrinking U.S. Economy Isn't Cause For Fear

May 28, 2015 1:45 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The first quarter probably saw a shrinking economy, but few see a reason to panic.

By The Numbers: Top Metros For Manufacturing Growth

May 27, 2015 4:44 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The report ranks cities based on growth rate and jobs created.

Unemployment Rates Fell In 23 U.S. States In April

May 27, 2015 1:55 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Nationwide, employers added a healthy 223,000 jobs in April.

Consumer Confidence Edges Up In May On Improving Job Market

May 26, 2015 12:25 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Employers added a healthy 223,000 jobs last month, up from a lackluster 85,000 in March.

Orders For Durable Goods Drop 0.5 Percent In April

May 26, 2015 9:45 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April.

Report: Growing Manufacturing Trade Deficit Equated To 230,000 Lost Jobs

May 22, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

U.S. high-tech manufacturing exports in the first quarter fell by 2 percent.

Gauge Of U.S. Economy Jumps 0.7 Percent In April

May 21, 2015 5:37 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

This jump is the biggest advance since a 1 percent rise last July.

U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling Boom's Economic Impact, At A Glance

May 21, 2015 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are some figures illustrating the rapid rise of oil and gas production.

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