State / National Business

State / National Business

Area’s middle class takes a hit

By DOUG LEDUC Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly Fort Wayne’s metropolitan statistical area was among 10 in the nation to see the greatest loss in economic status...

Court blocks overtime expansion pay rule

By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated...

Hiring burst dispels economy fears

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence in the economy...

Sales in Auburn top $21 million during holiday

KPC News Service AUBURN — More than 85,000 visitors attended the Auctions America fall show in Auburn over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the company said...

Jobs report boosts U.S. economy

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust...

Vectren plan would retire coal plants

By John Martin Evansville Courier & Press Vectren Corp. officials said Tuesday they anticipate a more diverse energy production portfolio in the future, relying less on coal...

U.S. trade gap ticks higher

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit increased to the highest point in 10 months, driven up by a big...

Sit-down restaurant chain sales sagging

NEW YORK (AP) — Customers have been walking away from sit-down chains as convenience and affordability take precedence. Ruby Tuesday said this week that its...

Are Trump hats really ‘Made in the USA’?

By JEFF HORWITZ Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says he won’t stand for it if it turns out some of his hats labeled “Made...

GM plans temporary shutdowns at 5 plants

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will temporarily close five factories next month as it tries to reduce a growing inventory of cars on dealer...