The U.S. is currently in the midst of the longest economic expansion since the period following World War II. But even though the numbers are good, they don’t add up to prosperity for all Americans. William Brangham talks to Matthew…
In our news wrap Friday, U.S. and Mexican negotiators held a third day of negotiations today in the face of President Trump’s looming tariff threat. As Trump headed home from Europe, he tweeted that there is a good chance for…
The relatively low number of hires could be a sign that businesses may have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth, trade fights and the fading stimulus from tax cuts and greater government spending.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
In South Africa, voters will go to the polls Wednesday in an election that could present the strongest challenge to date for the ruling African National Congress. A recent wave of xenophobic attacks has put the issue of immigration front…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to 192,000, the lowest since September 1969.
The U.S. economy has created jobs for over 100 consecutive months, and unemployment is near a 50-year low. Still, President Donald Trump is vocal about his belief that the Federal Reserve is holding the economy back from stronger growth. William…
By Gretchen Frazee
Trump has staked much of his presidency on the economy, and on Tuesday, he aimed to convince Americans that the benefits of his policies far outweigh the downsides.
By Leah Nagy, Kira Wakeam
In late November, General Motors announced it will be shutting down production at five of its North American factories. The move will mean the loss of thousands of jobs, both factory and white collar. How are employees at affected plants…
By Gretchen Frazee
The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.
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