Archive for January, 2014

Unemployment rates fall in 39 US states last month

WASHINGTON Unemployment rates fell in four-fifths of US states in December and rose in just two, though most of the improvement stemmed from unemployed Americans giving up on their job searches.

Heroin and pill abuse stir a battle cry in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. Behind the facade of pristine ski slopes, craft beer, quaint village greens and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Vermont is grappling with painkiller and heroin abuse, a challenge leaders say is fueling crime and w…

Rates fall at weekly US Treasury bill auction to lowest levels since September

WASHINGTON – Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction to the lowest levels since September.

Loan rates slashed for a limited time

Sainsbury's and Tesco have cut the cost of their medium-sized personal loans.