That's better than the 7 Americans competing for every open position in 2009, but it's still double the prerecession levels.
The cost of new emissions rules could give natural gas a big edge. But a hungry world market is ready to take US production.
The Postal Service pulls the plug on its controversial plan, saying the stopgap budget passed by Congress gave it no choice.
Nearly half of unemployed Americans are under 34, while those employed shouldn't expect to stay put for long.
The company is closing 80 stores and rebranding nearly 90 others in an apparent attempt to separate itself from industry giant Starbucks.
Bud, Coors and Miller bring huge returns to Missouri, Colorado and Wisconsin, but small brewers also fuel economic growth in some states.
The late British prime minister found a soul mate in Ronald Reagan when it came to free-market economic reforms.
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