Rally ebbs as investors seek safety after weak wage data
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors made a small move back to safer assets Friday afternoon after the government's November jobs report showed continued hiring, but weak wages....
Jobs report shows Trump to inherit solid but uneven economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. jobs report on Friday made one thing clear: President-elect Donald Trump will inherit the same two-track U.S. economy that bedeviled his predecessor....
US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday....
Trump voter lost home, blames incoming Treasury secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink....
How a Trump administration could shape the internet
Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online - not to mention how much privacy you have while you're at it....
Trump forms an advisory group of CEOs for input on jobs
NEW YORK (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump on Friday announced the formation of an advisory group of more than a dozen CEOs and business leaders who will offer input on how to create jobs and speed economic growth....
Job deals like Carrier's often fall short of political hype
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants....
Famously cold N. Dakota winter menaces pipeline protest camp
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands....
Last week a Texas federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking a new overtime rule expanding eligibility to employees earning up to 47,500 which would include many salaried supervisors and managers. The regulation is heralded as one of the Obama administration's landmark labor policies, but business groups, nonprofits and social service organizations are calling the directive a government overreach costing full time jobs and leaving vacancies unfilled. The delay gives Donald Trump an opportunity to roll back another regulation, key in his plan to stimulate economic growth.
Was retaining House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the right decision for the Democratic Party?