Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 4:01pm
The likelihood that young adults will earn more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns that the American dream of steady upward mobility is foundering amid a widening wealth gap.
James MacPherson, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:41pm
A company with a history of oil field-related spills in North Dakota and Montana is being hampered by winter weather in its cleanup of a "significant" pipeline break that leaked crude oil into a tributary of the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota, a regulator said Thursday.
Andrew Taylor and Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:40pm
The House on Thursday cleared bills to keep the government running through April and authorize hundreds of water projects, but a Senate fight over benefits for retired coal miners threatened to lead to a government shutdown this weekend.
David Porter, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:31pm
Another board meeting of the region's major transportation agency on Thursday produced few answers and continuing uncertainty over how the agency will spend its money over the next decade, particularly on a replacement for the nation's busiest bus terminal, a battleground pitting New York and New Jersey factions.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:11pm
After a quiet start, major U.S. stock indexes again set all-time highs Thursday as the market built on a surge the previous day. Banks continued to lead the way as bond yields jumped, and small-company stocks soared again.
Tom Davies, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:11pm
A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs being saved at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.
NBC's live presentation of the musical "Hairspray" reached 9 million viewers, making it the least-watched of the four musicals it has aired, starting when the 2013 presentation of "The Sound of Music" created a sensation.