WASHINGTON - Businesses have hired 8.1 million workers under a new program that provides tax breaks for hiring unemployed workers, the Treasury Department said Friday.
LONDON - The Dow Jones index breached the 11,000 mark for the first time since May as world stocks recovered Friday on mounting expectations that the Federal Reserve will ease monetary policy further next month following weak U.S.
WASHINGTON - A wave of government layoffs in September outpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down the nation's payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs.
LONDON - Stock markets in Europe and on Wall Street pared gains Thursday after the Dow Jones industrial average failed to break above 11,000, last achieved in May, and investors remained wary ahead of a closely watched U.S.
LONDON - World stock markets edged higher but the dollar's slide continued Thursday after the European Central Bank kept its main interest unchanged at 1 percent and its president warned of the economic impact of excess volatility in the currency markets.
- Stocks dip, Treasury yields drop after jobs data
- Midnight grocery runs capture economic desperation
- Fed easing hopes sustain stocks but hits dollar
- Stocks mixed, Treasury yields drop after jobs data
- Global stocks down at start of big economic week
- City scandal makes officials outcasts in hometown
- Pa.'s troubled capital city seeks state's help
- New HP CEO to get $1.2M base salary, signing bonus
- NJ mayors seek state help with 2 percent spend cap
- Consultant suggests changes in ND state worker pay
- Calif. governor's race upended by immigrant maid
- Anti-austerity protests sweep across Europe
- Unions count on 100,000 protesters at EU
- Residents long suspected corruption in Bell
- Hundreds of medical workers strike in Jamaica
- Romanian govt in uproar amid austerity protests
- Wal-Mart offers to buy Massmart for $4.25B
- Citigroup gives pay hikes to top execs in stock
- Cuba details brave new world of private enterprise
- Africans seek funds to increase Somali force
- Romania needs to borrow $7.9 billion in 2011
- AP Investigation: Calif. pension bonuses examined
- Voters oust 2 faces of NY's political dysfunction
- Self-employment key to Cuban economic overhaul
- A look at state pension changes
- Bobcats waive Dampier, get below luxury tax
- Cuba's leaders lay out details for layoffs
- Scandal-ridden Calif. city must return tax dollars
- Cuba to cut 500,000 gov't workers, reform salaries
- Greek protesters confront government on economy
- Greek protesters to confront government on economy
- Greek protesters to confront thrifty government
- Report: Feds probe LA suburb embroiled in scandal
- Greece pledges to overhaul loss-making state rail
- SC had tax liens against gov hopeful's family biz