State / National Business

State / National Business

Weak jobs report leads to stock slide

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Banks and other financial companies led a modest decline in U.S. stocks Friday after a report indicating that hiring slowed...

Are shoppers ready to think about holidays?

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The uncertainty surrounding who will be the next U.S. president is over. But with people still...

Unlikely path for foes hoping to dump Trump

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s exceedingly improbable, but not completely farfetched: Dismayed Republicans could still dump Donald Trump and find a different...

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...

Stocks move slightly lower in quiet trading; tech in focus

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were slightly lower in early trading Friday, as investors booked some of the profits made this week. Technology stocks...

Pokemon game lures helpers for players 

By EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Too busy with your real life to play the hit augmented reality game “Pokemon Go”? For a...

Recent recalls: Patio chairs, paintball guns

By The Associated Press More than 280,000 patio chairs sold at Home Depot are being recalled because they can break during normal use and pose...

American stocks rise to fresh records Friday

By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks hit fresh records in a shortened trading session Friday as investors continued to bet on...

Carrier union chief says he’s willing to work with Trump

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana union leader who’s been slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter says he’s willing to work with the president-elect and...

Warsaw’s Zimmer buys competitor for about $1B

South Bend Tribune WARSAW — Zimmer Biomet announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to acquire fellow medical device maker LDR Holding for about...