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Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:42am

A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.

The Latest: Deliberations start in 1st waterslide death case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:24am

The Latest on the trial of two maintenance workers charged with misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was killed on a waterslide at a Kansas water park (all times local):

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:14am

A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:09am

A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.

Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:03am

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia.

Nebraska's message for tourists? 'It's not for everyone'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:56am

Nebraska's no longer nice, at least in its next tourism campaign. The new sales pitch has a decidedly self-deprecating bent: "Nebraska. Honestly, it's not for everyone."

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:46am

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia .

4,000 evacuated in California as underground gas fire burns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:42am

A fire that ignited in an underground natural gas storage area in the San Francisco Bay Area prompted officials to evacuate thousands of residents, and Chevron emergency crews were working Thursday to purge gas from a pipeline to prevent an explosion.

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:29am

The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for theater tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors.

EU chief plays down trans-Atlantic trade rift concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:14am

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is playing down trans-Atlantic trade tensions after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross accused the EU of dragging its feet in exploratory trade talks.

Starbucks selling stores, closing operations in Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:09am

Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales.

The Latest: Macron says it's up to UK to solve Ireland issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:06am

The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):

UK PM Theresa May says remaining divisions between Britain, EU on Brexit are "few but considerable"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:59am

UK PM Theresa May says remaining divisions between Britain, EU on Brexit are "few but considerable"

US mortgage rates fall slightly; 30-year at 4.85 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:49am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dipped slightly this week, taking a pause after weeks of steady increases stoked by rising interest rates.

Spain arrests 4, seizes 115 properties in Venezuelan probe

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:47am

Spanish police have arrested a former Venezuelan official and an exiled opposition leader's relative and seized more than 115 properties in a money-laundering investigation into a ring that allegedly bought real estate in Spain with illicit funds from Venezuela.

Grains lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:43am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Constellation Brands CEO to step down in March

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:35am

Constellation Brands chief executive officer Rob Sands will step down next year and hand over the reins of one of the world's largest beverage companies to its current president.

Facebook dismissed from suit involving fatal shooting video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:34am

Facebook has been dismissed from a lawsuit brought by the family of a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was recorded and shared on the social media platform.

Rap lyrics, Kavanaugh take the stage in pivotal House race

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:26am

Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York's Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office.

Report: European taxpayers bilked out of 55 billion euros

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:22am

A group of media outlets led by Germany's non-profit Correctiv are reporting traders have manipulated transactions in multiple European countries over years, draining tax coffers of some 55.2 billion euros ($63.5 billion).