Job trends

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden waves before a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
December 19, 2019 - 8:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is acknowledging that the blue-collar workers whose causes he champions may suffer in a push to make American business greener. Biden was asked at Thursday night's...
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December 08, 2019 - 10:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger, which was funded in part by a high-interest, $1.8 billion loan from a private equity firm, have pledged...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Daisy Ronco waits in line to apply for a job with Marshalls during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, payroll processor ADP reports on how many jobs its survey estimates U.S. companies added in October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 30, 2019 - 7:56 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. businesses added a mere 125,000 jobs in October, a slowdown in hiring driven in part by job cuts in manufacturing and construction. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that hiring in September was also revised down sharply to 93,000 jobs from the initial report of 135,000...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press availability with Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 09, 2019 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 2017 Trump administration hiring freeze at the State Department had devastating effects, hurting core functions such as providing services to U.S. citizens abroad and protecting embassies, the agency's internal watchdog said Friday. The department's inspector general said all...
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August 08, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A former senior German diplomat who was due to head a body designed to facilitate European trade with Iran has pulled out of the job after reports he defended Tehran's ballistic missile program. Germany's Foreign Ministry confirmed a report Thursday by daily Bild that Bernd Erbel had...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo trader Craig Esposito, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 07, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher Friday as a lackluster report on hiring increases the odds the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in the coming months. Investors are also hoping the U.S. and Mexico can reach...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC poll on attitudes of U.S. workers toward working past age 65;
June 06, 2019 - 10:57 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Some younger workers aren't particularly thrilled to see a rising share of older Americans forgo retirement and continue working, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll found that workers under the age of 50 were...
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FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:28 am
Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven't saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be. Researchers who compared the relative returns of working longer versus saving more last year reached some startling findings. Among them : —...
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Trader Michael Unkonis, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street as several big U.S. companies reported solid results for the latest quarter. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 29, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower Tuesday afternoon after giving up some of their early gains as investors assessed a mixed bag of corporate results and looked ahead to a heavy schedule of news on companies and the economy. Losses in technology and media companies...
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