• Donald Trump Jan 14, 2019

    Developers, Not Farmers, Get Biggest Hit From Wetlands Rule

    President Donald Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country. But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farmland already are exempt from most of the regulatory hurdles on behalf of wetlands that the Trump administration is targeting. Because of that, environmental...

  • Facebook Aug 18, 2018

    Missing Colorado Girls Were Submerged in Oil for 4 Days

    Authorities separately announced that the Weld County Coroner’s Office had performed autopsies on Friday and confirmed the bodies as 34-year-old Shanann, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste Watts. Police did not release any information about how the mother and daughters died. More testing is planned to help determine the cause of their deaths.

  • United States Aug 7, 2015

    U.S. Employers Add 215K Jobs in July; 5.3 Percent Unemployment

    U.S. employers added a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market and providing a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether the economy can withstand higher interest rates as soon as September. The Labor Department also says the unemployment rate held at a relatively low 5.3 percent for a second straight month.

  • United States Jul 2, 2015

    U.S. Employers Add 223K Jobs in June; Jobless Rate Falls to 5.3 Pct.

    U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates as early as September. The Labor Department said Thursday that the unemployment rate dropped from 5.5 percent...

  • United States May 29, 2015

    U.S. Economy Shrank at 0.7 Percent Rate in First Quarter

    The U.S. economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter and a widening trade deficit took a harsher toll than initially estimated. The overall economy as measured by the gross domestic product contracted at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the January-March period, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The revised figure,...

  • United States May 8, 2015

    U.S. Added 223K Jobs in April; Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.4 Percent

    U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the start of the year. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in March. That is the lowest level since May 2008, six months into the Great Recession. Average hourly wages in April...

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