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US Teachers Not Nearly as Diverse As Their Students

Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.


Five Cautionary Signs Tucked Into April's Jobs Report

At first glance, Friday's U.S. jobs report suggested that the agonizingly slow 5-year-old economic recovery had burst into a full sprint. Yet several cautionary signs emerged from the report, starting with that spectacular plunge in the unemployment rate.


Why Jobs Reports Don't Always Jibe

The job count comes from a survey of businesses while the unemployment rate is compiled from a survey of households, which means the jobless rate sometimes has little to do with hiring.


Hispanic Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.3 Percent

The unemployment rate for U.S. Hispanics showed marked improvement in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.


U.S. Adds 288,000 Jobs in April, Most in 2 Years

U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs in April, strong evidence that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent.


Solid Factory Output, Hiring Should Boost Economy

U.S. manufacturing grew faster in April than in March as exports increased and factories upped the pace of hiring after a sluggish start to the year, the Institute for Supply Management reported.


U.S. Consumer Spending Surged in March

U.S. consumers upped their spending in March at the fastest pace in 4 1/2 years, a sign the economy is gaining momentum after its winter slowdown.


Weekly Jobless Claims Deliver Mixed Results

The number of people in the U.S. applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February, a dose of mixed news for an economy that appears to be gaining momentum.


Small Businesses Thrive on Unlikely Partnerships

Infusions of cash and advice from large companies such as Macy's and Martha Stewart are making a difference for small businesses.


Florida Governor's Race Hinges on Hispanic Vote

With the outcome of the Florida gubernatorial race hanging in the balance, Democrats and Republicans get aggressive in competing for the support of the state's Hispanic voters.


U.S. Businesses Added 220,000 Jobs in April

U.S. businesses boosted hiring in April, according to payroll processor ADP, a sign the economy may improve after a slow start this year.


U.S. Economy Likely to Rebound From Slow Quarter

After a rough first quarter thanks to brutal weather in much of the country, the United States' economy is expected to get back track.


U.S. Consumer Confidence Dropped in April

U.S. consumer confidence fell in April over concerns about hiring and business conditions, even though a strengthening economy is foreseen in the months ahead.


U.S. Home Prices Slow for 3rd Month in a Row

Gains in U.S. home prices cooled in February from the previous year for the third month in a row, as harsh winter weather and high buying costs slowed sales.


Martinez Rakes in Donations While Lawmakers Meet

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez raised more than $200,000 in her reelection campaign, figures show.


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