WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly three years, continuing a downward trend that suggests hiring could pick up this year.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A second powerful blizzard in a week roared through parts of the nation's midsection on Wednesday, bringing biting winds and dumping more than a foot of snow on areas still digging out from last week's major storm.
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota shares jumped 4.6 percent to a nine-month high in Wednesday morning trading in Tokyo, following a U.S. government report that ruled out electronic flaws in runaway Toyota vehicles.
The Japanese automaker welcomed the findings as confirming the reliability of its products.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California hasn't executed anyone in more than five years and its death row population has risen, recently reaching 720 inmates - the largest in the country.
The founder of a Muslim-oriented TV station in western New York has been convicted of beheading his wife after jurors rejected his claim that he was the victim of spousal abuse.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion spending plan for high-speed rail, as he seeks to use infrastructure spending to jumpstart job creation.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. labor force has been split into two groups: the relieved and the desperate.
If you have a job, you can exhale; you're less likely to lose it than at any point in at least 14 years.
Michael Jackson's mother can go forward with her civil lawsuit against entertainment giant AEG Live involving the death of the pop superstar, a judge ruled Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A county-level GOP official who refused to cut his ties to a group that calls itself ``pro-white'' resigned from his position with the Republican Party of Arkansas on Wednesday, the state party chairman said.