| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- Business hiring picked up steam this month, with private employers adding a stronger-than-expected 200,000 net new jobs for the biggest monthly gain of the year, payroll processing firm ADP said Wednesday.
The widely watched report also...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Restaurants fueled a 27,910 rise in franchise jobs in June, according to a report released Wednesday by a national payroll processor.
About 75% of private-sector franchise jobs added last month were from restaurants, the ADP National Franchise Report...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:55 AM
This post has been updated with information from an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon.
Hackers allegedly targeted 15 financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and E-Trade, as part of a nearly two-year-...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Retail sales in May had their best month since January, as warmer weather and a stock market rally drew out shoppers who had spent March and April cooped up indoors.
Same-store sales across the board rose an estimated 3.9%, slightly beating expectations...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- Private-sector job growth picked up slightly in May, but the 135,000 positions added by employers fell well short of expectations and showed the labor market is struggling in the face of tax increases and federal spending cuts.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 8:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. service sector expanded at a slightly faster rate in May than the previous month, data released Wednesday by the Institute for Supply Management indicate.
The positive reading from the institute's survey of service providers...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:27 AM
After a week of ups and downs in the stock market, investors were mixed in their reaction to the news that the U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in December, a number that was widely expected.
The S&P 500 rose 1.98 points, or 0.14%, as of 10:56 a.m. EST,...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Private-sector job growth slowed more than expected last month, with employers adding just 119,000 net new workers in a harbinger of a stalling labor market, payroll processing firm ADP said Wednesday.
It was the second straight decline in...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they would continue their stimulus efforts and hold steady on rock-bottom interest rates, but announced no new actions as the economy appeared headed for another spring slowdown.
After a two-...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped last week to their lowest level in more than five years, countering recent signals that the economic recovery is slowing.
The number of people filing for the first time for unemployment benefits fell to 324,...