- For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition
May 6, 201512:21 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary.
- Fries at the doorstep: Fast-food pushes into delivery
May 6, 20151:48 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — On the same day McDonald's said it would begin testing delivery in New York, an order placed for two cheeseburgers, two large fries and a vanilla shake took about a half-hour to arrive at The Associated Press headquarters.
- Whole Foods plans store geared toward millennials
May 6, 20154:52 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is planning a new store concept geared toward millennials as it faces intensifying competition from traditional supermarkets and big box retailers muscling into organic and natural products.
- US stocks close lower after weak jobs data; oil prices rise
May 6, 20154:12 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing lower as investors worry about the economy, interest rates and stock valuations.
- Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs
May 6, 20153:35 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.
- Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify
May 6, 20153:33 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson renewed his call for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation during a Wednesday summit addressing Silicon Valley's shortage of women, blacks and Hispanics in high-paying jobs.
- Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned
May 6, 20154:41 PM ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included states that don't use the drugs in question.
- Survey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April
May 6, 20159:41 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.
- Alexion Pharma to pay $8.4 billion for Synageva BioPharma
May 6, 201511:48 AM ET
Alexion Pharmaceuticals will pay a huge premium to buy Synageva BioPharma in an $8.4-billion deal for a rare disease treatment maker that lost nearly $60 million in the first quarter and has no products on the market.
- GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions
May 6, 20151:47 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.