By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.
Unemployment rates are now below 7 percent in 23 of the 50 states. The Labor Department
By BARRY HATTONAssociated Press
CABO GIRAO, Madeira Islands (AP) - The president of these Portuguese islands turned out, as he almost always does, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his government's latest showpiece investment: a panoramic steel-and-glass viewing point perched on what
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - From California to Maine, unions used their political muscle in the recent elections to help install Democratic governors, build labor-friendly majorities in state legislatures and defeat ballot initiatives against them.
The combination of union
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate committee investigating the deadly outbreak of meningitis wants to know how regulators in all 50 states oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered the illness.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and
By STACY A. ANDERSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama cited the "transformative power of the arts" Monday as she presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 community-based, after-school programs that reach underserved youth.
The programs- including some that focus on at
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - There's a new superpower growing in the Great Plains and the South, where bulging Republican majorities in state capitols could dramatically cut taxes and change public education with barely a whimper of resistance from Democrats.