L.A. County adds jobs, sees unemployment rate dip

Los Angeles County's unemployment rate inched lower in June and 13,300 jobs were added, but one Southland expert says more momentum is needed to kick-start the economy. Photo gallery: Pasadena Workforce Investment Training Board Helping to Find Jobs

Home construction makes steady comeback

WASHINGTON Builders are putting up more houses than they have in nearly four years, a long-awaited recovery that could help energize the U.S. economy.

Oil rises slightly to near $85 in Asia amid hope for stimulus measures

SINGAPORE – Oil rose slightly to near US$85 a barrel Monday, clawing back some of a large drop from the previous session amid hope that weak U.S. economic growth may trigger new stimulus measures. The Labour Department on Friday said the U.S. economy a…

For a third straight year, job market is slumping

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended.

China H1 growth seen over 7.5 per cent, but pressures remain

China's annual economic growth could exceed 7.5 percent in the first half of 2012 but the economy still faces growing downward pressure.

Orange County's economy shows signs of a recovery

One of the county's biggest economic drivers, tourism employment, has rebounded while other sectors are improving. The opening of Cars Land, the latest expansion for Disney's California Adventure theme park, made headlines in recent days. But t…

Analysts expecting Fed action

Anticipation is high that the Federal Reserve will announce some new step today to try to rejuvenate the U.S. economy and boost investor confidence. Just what that might be is unclear.

Kaine: Strengthen economy through growth, talent and balance

Washington has a lot to learn from Virginia. During the past 50 years, Virginia has pursued smart strategies that maintained an environment where businesses can create jobs.

Bernanke Signals Further Easing Unlikely as Outlook Improves

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is signaling that further Federal Reserve stimulus is unlikely unless the economy unexpectedly deteriorates.

Rise in U.S. exports brightens economy

American businesses sold a record number of goods and services in Europe, China and other foreign markets in February, while imports declined.