US weekly requests for jobless aid down 12,000 to 232,000
Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. The Labor Department says that weekly unemployment applications fell by 12,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 232,000.
UnitedHealth CEO to step down after run of more than decade
UnitedHealth Group will change leaders next month by promoting long-time executive David Wichmann to CEO to replace Stephen Hemsley, who has led the nation's largest health insurer since 2006
Fed officials split in July over inflation worries
Fed split at July meeting over inflation worries, pace of future rate hikes
SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers
Six months into her tenure, SBA head sees businesses as optimistic but held back by lack of loans, workers
What's Old is new again
Consumer expert Vera Gibbons, founder of Nonpoliticalnews.com, quizzes our anchors on some old financial trends that are making a comeback.
Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving
A half-mile boulevard split by a simple flagstone path in a western Cuban city is part of a fragile experiment whose success or failure will help determine if the country is able to pull itself out of years of stagnation and brain drain
Illinois House takes up school funding, but not override
Landmark school-funding plan in Illinois rejected by Republican governor awaits key vote in Legislature
Correction: Economy-Jobs Report story
In a story Aug. 4 about the government's July jobs report, The Associated Press referred erroneously to Aaron Sojourner, an economist at the University of Minnesota, as Andrew Sojourner. A corrected version of the story is below: Jobless rate raises question: How much better can it get? Jobless
Text of AP's interview with NY Fed President William Dudley
Text of AP's interview with New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley
VP Pence says US won't stand by as Venezuela 'crumbles'
Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with families who fled Venezuela amid the country's economic collapse, and says they've have told him "heartbreaking" stories of their struggle for food.