posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Obama downplayed the pipeline's effect on jobs, calling it a "blip" compared with the overall economy.
posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work.
From Wal-Mart to General Motors to PepsiCo, companies are increasingly turning to temps and to a much larger universe of...
posted on May 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM
The waiting game is far from dull where the Keystone XL pipeline is concerned. Though the door has closed on the public comment period in response to the U.S. State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement, another has opened.
posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM
President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech this week, calling for action on jobs, deficits and other of his lofty goals.
posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750.
posted on December 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Grant will pay 200 dislocated oystermen to re-shell bay in the Florida Panhandle
posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM
The U.S. alleges that China is illegally subsidizing exports in their automobile and auto parts sectors – putting American parts manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage and encouraging the relocation of production to China.
posted on December 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM
Job growth has slowed significantly in nine Midwest and Plains states, and many companies in the region expect further job cuts in the coming six months, according to a monthly survey of business managers released Thursday.
posted on November 18, 2011 at 7:49 PM
Powered by robust demand, farmland values increase by the largest amount in decades. A lack of clearly defined rules for members of Congress on insider trading prompts calls for reform. Thousands of workers migrate to North Dakota, where an oil...
posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:06 PM
Five of America’s top Republican presidential candidates sat down in Iowa this week to discuss their visions for revitalizing a key American business sector.
posted on September 23, 2011 at 6:24 PM
President Obama pressures lawmakers to move swiftly on his American Jobs Act.
posted on August 26, 2011 at 3:48 PM
Each month Creighton University researchers survey bank executives in 10 predominantly Midwestern states and compile a snapshot of the rural economy.
posted on August 26, 2011 at 2:55 PM
For the first time in nearly a decade, a major grain processor refuses to take a GE grain. Industry leader Bunge has told its customers it will not take Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera until it is approved for export in China.
posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM
Barnstorming the Midwest much like an election-year campaign cycle, President Barack Obama doubled-down hard on the themes of job creation and the resilience of rural America.
posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Richard Chavez, who helped brother Cesar Chavez build the United Farmworkers of America, has died at the age of 81.