economy

U.S. Economy Lost 701K Jobs In March

(CNN) - The federal government reports the U.S. economy lost 701,000  jobs in March as the coronavirus crisis started to take its toll. It's the first time the economy lost more jobs than it gained in a month since…

Economy Added 136,000 Jobs In September

(CNN) - American hiring is still strong amid signs the global economy is slowing. The U.S. added 136,000 jobs in September. The unemployment rate was at 3.5%. That's nearly a 50-year low. The number of discouraged workers, or people…

ALDI will host a hiring event in Auburn Friday

AUBURN, Ala. – Jan. 3, 2018 – ALDI will host a hiring event for its Opelika store on Friday, Jan. 4. Known for offering market-leading wages and health insurance, ALDI is one of the fastest growing retailers in the…

Credit Card Rates On The Rise

(NBC News) There are currently more credit card accounts in the United States than there are people, with the average American carrying 2.6 cards. Now the cost of carrying those cards is going…

Halloween Spending: A Treat For Retailers

(NBC News) Retailers can expect treats this Halloween according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation. It found shoppers on average are willing to spend $87 per person, or pet, on…

Prime Day Arrives!

(NBC News) Amazon Prime Day has become summer's Black Friday. The 36-hour sale officially starts today at 3 p.m., offering deals on thousands of products. RetailMeNot.com's Sara Skirboll says Amazon's marketing marvel…

Study: Legal Marijuana is A Boom for the Economy

(CNN) - Legalizing marijuana can spark up local economies. That's according to a report from the Colorado State University-Pueblo Institute of Cannabis Research. Those involved with the data say taxing and regulating pot added nearly $60-million to the economy in…

Economy Accelerated During 1st Full Trump Quarter

(CNN) - The U.S. economy gained momentum during the first full quarter under Donald Trump's presidency. The government says growth rose to an annual rate of 2.6% from April through June. According to the Commerce Department, stronger consumer spending contributed…