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Mar 31, 2013 at 12:49 PM
This spring, as the tech industry is soaring out of the Great Recession, plans are in the works for a flurry of massive, perk-laden headquarters.
Mar 28, 2013 at 8:58 AM
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped by 16,000 last week, the second straight weekly increase. But the longer-term trend in layoffs remained consistent with an improved job market.
Mar 14, 2013 at 9:20 AM
A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.
Mar 14, 2013 at 8:53 AM
Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, reducing the average number of weekly applications last month to a five-year low. The drop shows that fewer layoffs are strengthening the job market.
Mar 13, 2013 at 9:19 PM
A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.
Mar 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM
The Silicon Valley is adding jobs faster than it has in more than a decade as the tech industry roars back. But a bleaker record is also being set this year: Food stamp participation just hit a 10-year high and homelessness rose 20 percent in two years.
Mar 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Increased hiring, lower unemployment, stock market on the rise. Who gets the credit? It's a hotly debated point in Washington, where political scorekeeping amounts to who gets blame and who gets praise.
Mar 8, 2013 at 7:52 AM
McDonald's new Fish McBites failed to hook enough diners to get the fast-food chain's U.S. sales growing in February.
Mar 7, 2013 at 7:55 AM
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week, driving down the four-week average to its lowest level in five years. The drop is a positive sign ahead of Friday's report on February job growth.
Mar 7, 2013 at 7:48 AM
U.S. worker productivity shrank in the final three months of last year, mostly because of temporary factors that dragged down growth.
Mar 5, 2013 at 7:41 AM
The Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 100 points early Tuesday, climbing to an all-time high, powered by China's strong economic growth targets and a jump in European retail sales.
Mar 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Democrats in charge of the Oregon Legislature have promised to find more money for schools. This week they'll show their cards.
Mar 1, 2013 at 9:52 AM
Tax increases. Rising gas prices. Political dysfunction in Washington. None of that kept Americans away from auto dealer showrooms in February as General Motors, Ford and other automakers posted strong sales gains.
Feb 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM
Google's stock price topped $800 for the first time Tuesday amid renewed confidence in the company's ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market.
Feb 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM
Companies are buying each other at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession. Investors lucky enough to own stock in a company being bought are pocketing big money.