WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year. Monthly job growth has averaged 234,000 for the past ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses pulled back on hiring in May, adding the fewest jobs in four months, a private survey showed. Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that private employers added 179,000 jobs last month, down from 215,000 in the previous ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending posted modest gains in April, driven by an uptick in home building and government construction that lifted total activity to the highest level in five years. Construction spending rose 0.2 percent in April to a ...Read More »
BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley has sued the Federal Housing Finance Agency and mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for refusing to comply with a state law designed to stem the tide of foreclosures in Massachusetts. The lawsuit ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm: 1.Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million, up 246 percent 2.Leslie Moonves, CBS, $65.6 million, up 9 ...
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DETROIT — Removing blighted residential properties, lots and vacant commercial structures that have plagued Detroit neighborhoods for decades would cost $850 million, a task force said Tuesday. The study by the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force is part of efforts ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute over what kind of explanation local officials must provide when denying an application to build a cell phone tower. The justices agreed Monday to hear an appeal from T-Mobile South, ...Read More »