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.

Weak U.S. job market weighs on broader economy

WASHINGTON — The sluggish job market is weighing on the U.S. economy three years after the Great Recession ended. And the signs suggest hiring may not strengthen any time soon.

Fed confirms strong finish to 2011

WASHINGTON The final weeks of 2011 were the economy's strongest since it appeared to be slipping toward recession in late spring.

Rebound or Bust: New Numbers Show Americans Spending More, But Saving Less

In September, consumers spent more but made less than expected. As a result, the national savings rate dropped to 3.6%, which is the lowest level it has been since the beginning of the recession. And that has some people nervous.

Service sector slowdown threatens growth

LONDON — Global growth in services came to a virtual standstill last month as new business all but dried up, adding to fears that the world economy is facing another recession.

US economy faces difficult future

WASHINGTON – Wealthy countries all over the world are dealing with debts and strained budgets as they mop up after the Great Recession and brace for the budget-busting retirement of the baby boomer generation. (3 hours ago)

Nation’s top CEOs make up for lost time

NEW YORK In the boardroom, it’s as if the Great Recession never happened. (24 mins ago)

AP IMPACT: CEO pay exceeds pre-recession level

In the boardroom, it’s as if the Great Recession never happened. CEOs at the nation’s largest companies were paid better last year than they were in 2007, when the economy was booming, the stock market set a record high and unemployment was roughly half what it is today. (6 mins ago)

Path to a brighter future

Like every state, Washington has been rocked by recession. Unemployment continues to hover perilously close to 10 percent. Businesses and families are cutting back on spending as they try to weather the storm. State revenues seem to be riding an elevator with only a down button. (2 hours ago)

Developing economies? lead over rivals poses risks

WASHINGTON The world’s biggest economies are recovering from the Great Recession at troublesome speeds: too fast or too slow. (18 mins ago)