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Production at U.S. factories fell by the most in seven months in September, in part reflecting a sharp pullback in the manufacturing of motor vehicles as well as broader backlogged supply chains and … more
The jobs report from the federal government covering September employment had some bad news and, so to speak, some better news. The report, issued Oct. 8 by the Bureau of Labor … more
As supply chain worries have consumers shopping earlier for the holidays, retailers including Best Buy are planning early sales like last year. Many retail analysts are predicting that popular … more
You wouldn’t know it from all the noise around the debt ceiling and budget reconciliation. But surging economic growth fueled by unprecedented fiscal and monetary firepower … more
U.S. consumer sentiment fell unexpectedly in early October to the second-lowest level since 2011, as Americans grew more concerned about both current conditions ... more
The Transportation Security Administration is sounding the alarm on the “huge problem” of a record high number of passengers bringing firearms to airports. “We’ve had many … more
The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce released a statement Thursday in opposition to Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order barring private businesses in Texas from enacting vaccine mandates for employees … more
Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest since March 2020, showing employers are hanging onto their workers in a tight labor market. Initial unemployment … more
The conflicts between businesses and Republican leaders like Texas Governor Greg Abbott over vaccine mandates highlights the GOP’s shift from a pro-business, anti-regulatory party to one that … more
When Joe Biden sought the Democratic nomination for president by appealing to centrist voters who felt rivals such as Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were too progressive, one of the lines … more
U.S. job openings declined in August for the first time this year — though remained near a record high — as demand for labor wavered slightly amid rising Covid-19 cases during the … more
Facebook Inc. is changing the way it counts user profiles for advertising purposes — a move that will increase the number of total accounts an advertiser can reach — as part of an effort … more
Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights between Friday and Monday and left hundreds of customers stranded across the country. The company said bad weather Friday night in Florida … more
It turns out that 2021 was a pretty good year to be an American farmer. After struggling through extreme weather, a trade war and tepid demand in recent years, things started to turn around … more
Car rental agencies were caught out this year, as spring and summer travel sprang back suddenly in response to rising COVID-19 vaccination rates and caused a surge in demand that companies … more
Oil prices above $80 a barrel are once again spurring a revival of shale drilling in America’s biggest oil field, where production is expected to return to pre-pandemic highs within … more
Southwest Airlines and the union representing its pilots say that crew members didn’t call out of work sick to protest vaccine mandates and cripple the carrier’s operations during the … more
Southwest Airlines has canceled 348 flights Monday as it tries to put its national flight network back together after more than 2,000 cancellations over the weekend. The cancellations total about … more
A relatively favorable interpretation of Friday’s U.S. jobs report is that reversible Covid-19 effects are temporarily undermining a strong and consistent economic recovery. A less favorable … more
Hundreds of American Airlines workers and supporters crowded outside the company’s corporate headquarters in Fort Worth Thursday holding signs reading “Mandates won’t fly” and … more
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