The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since February 2006.
Union Pacific Corp. says its profit climbed 17 percent in the second quarter as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.
Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez, a mentor for junior high and high school students, received a new Toyota Prius for her outreach work while attending the National Council of La Raza's conference in L.A.
Repairs for nearly 30 million cars and compensation for victims of small-car crashes chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter.
Arts & Entertainment
Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin will join Yuri, Julion Alvarez and Italian songstress Laura Pausini on the Mexican version of the Warner Bros. talent show.
General Motors plans to invest up to $800 million and hire up to 1,750 new workers in various Michigan locations after the state changed a tax credit agreement today.
While the HispanicBusiness 500 index long proved to be a solid barometer of the Hispanic market in this country, tough economic times have pared the number of companies that qualify for the index. We now introduce the HispanicBusiness 100.
Prospects for a quick end to the fighting in Gaza dimmed as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.
Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims, but the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his off-season arrest for domestic violence.
Green Economy & Conservation
Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under U.S. regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year.
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