Economy

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June 06, 2018 - 4:39 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A record number of tourists are flocking to Florida. Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that more than 33 million visitors came to the state during the first three months of 2018. That's a 7.4 percent jump over the same time period last year. Part of the increase was fueled...
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May 04, 2018 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy's resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war. Job growth amounted to a decent 164,000 last month, up from an...
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April 06, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of bigger gains, though the government's jobs report suggests the labor market remains healthy. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for the sixth straight...
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March 10, 2018 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration's tax cuts and a resilient global economy. The surprisingly robust hiring, reported by the Labor Department on Friday, was the strongest in 1½...
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March 07, 2018 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump's planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security "carve-outs," a move that could soften the blow amid threats of retaliation by trading partners and dire...
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February 05, 2018 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): CLOSE: Dow Jones Averages 30 industrials 24346.09 down 1174.87 or -4.60 percent Other Major Market Indexes New York Stock Exchange 12571.48 down 513.87 NYSE MKT Exchange 2531.86 down 69.88 Nasdaq composite 6967.53...
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January 30, 2018 - 7:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will herald a robust economy and push for bipartisan congressional action on immigration in Tuesday's State of the Union address, as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and boost his own sagging standing with Americans. The speech marks the ceremonial...
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ABC News
January 26, 2018 - 7:06 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Declaring that America is open for business under his leadership, President Donald Trump told a wary gathering of political and business elites on Friday that the economic growth taking place in the U.S. due to his "America first" agenda also benefits the rest of the world...
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January 07, 2018 - 6:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is giving his last State of the State speech Tuesday and there’s a good chance a couple of topics will be similar to the first one he gave in 2011: jobs and tax cuts. Scott won office on the slogan “Let’s get to work” and continued to build on that theme...
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Dreamstime
November 29, 2017 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through September, its fastest rate in three years. The Commerce Department estimated Wednesday that third-quarter growth exceeded the 3 percent annual expansion it had initially...
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