By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - National Republicans are spending $500,000 on the Pennsylvania Senate race as polls show a closer contest between Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican Tom Smith, a wealthy tea party candidate who has invested more than $16 million into his
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is making another appearance on Missouri television screens in support of Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin.
Akin's campaign said the new ad will start Saturday. In it, Huckabee says
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - One Spaniard in four is now officially out of work as the economic crisis tightens its grip on the country.
The National Statistics Institute said Friday that 85,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed between July and September, raising
By The Associated Press
Microsoft CEO hails imminent release of Windows 8
NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrated the imminent release of the company's Windows operating system after two years of work.
Windows 8 is the most dramatic overhaul of the personal computer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring. The Labor Department says unemployment benefit applications dropped by 23,000, from a revised 392,000 the previous week. The four
By The Associated Press
Weekly U.S. applications unemployment benefits fell 23,000 last week to 369,000, after being distorted the previous two weeks by technical problems. The four-week average rose slightly to 368,000, a level consistent with only modest hiring.
Here are the states with the
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies are holding off on purchases of computers, industrial equipment and other long-lasting manufactured goods, a trend that's slowing the U.S. economy.
A fourth straight month of lackluster corporate
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring.
The Labor Department said Thursday that unemployment benefit applications dropped by 23,000, from
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Ford pressed ahead Thursday with its plan to slash production in Europe, announcing another plant closure and 1,500 more job cuts, as it warned that annual losses in the region will exceed $1.5 billion this year and next.
Ford Motor Co. is struggling
NEW YORK (AP) - Stock futures edged higher Thursday with some positive numbers coming out of the manufacturing sector and potentially more evidence of an improving jobs picture.
Dow Jones industrial futures rose 61 points to 13,082. The broader S&P futures tacked on 7.3 points to 1,412.60.