WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate for recent military veterans dropped sharply in April, while the rate for Hispanic workers increased.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low 5 percent, roughly where it has been since fall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For higher educated and skilled workers, April offered plenty of jobs. The landscape was tougher for blue-collar and lower paying positions.
MILAN (AP) — Intesa SanPaolo says first-quarter net income slid by 25 percent due to a softer trading performance and contributions it made to a fund to support weaker Italian banks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers have been hiring at a healthy clip for six months even as the economy has slowed to an anemic pace. Friday's jobs report for April will help answer a key question:
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld's first-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed, but the theme park operator's adjusted results and revenue beat Wall Street's expectations.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg's profit declined in the first quarter as the maker of Frosted Flakes and Pop Tarts continued to fight sluggish cereal sales.
Merck posted an 18 percent jump in first-quarter income, beating Wall Street expectations, as reduced spending on marketing, administration and research easily offset lower medicine sales outside the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posted net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter, down from a year ago as declining interest rates reduced the value of the financial instruments it uses to hedge against rate swings.