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Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. Spending also picked up at restaurants and home furnishing stores.
U.S. retail sales increased in August at the fastest pace since April, asserting a strong economic outlook for the second half of the year.
At a recent hacker lab event, white-hat hackers revealed how cybercriminals work, and showed what small businesses can do to protect themselves.
For smaller businesses, workers would have the right to take unpaid time off while sick, while companies with more than 10 full-time employees would be required to pay for sick time.
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the most since June, but the average remained 7.1 percent lower than it was a year ago.
The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the U.S. last week rose unexpectedly to hit a ten-week high, dampening optimism over the strength of the labor market, official data showed on Thursday.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation brought by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez that will require most California employers next year to provide paid sick days for millions of workers.
Enterprise owners are reporting better earnings and reinvesting in their businesses, and that's translating into a rebound in loan demand, says the head of small-business banking at Capital One bank.
Global stocks sank Wednesday under the weight of worries about the possible timing of a U.S. rate hike, economic weakness in China and an impending referendum on Scottish independence.
The National Federation of Independent Business index of small business optimism rose to a three-month high in August, fueling optimism over the health of the economy, official data showed on Tuesday.
Among more than 32,000 employees who participated in a Towers Watson survey, just 50 percent believe they were as fairly compensated as their peers, and just 40 percent see clear links between pay and performance.
In a survey of 48,643 people in 44 countries, the Pew Research Center found that 60 percent say their own country's economy is performing poorly.
The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing.
The U.S. job market has steadily improved by nearly every gauge except the one Americans care about the most: Decent pay.
The European Union's newest sanctions on Russia will take effect Tuesday despite threats of retaliation by Russia, including denial of airspace to airlines.