October

Wyoming’s Unemployment Falls In October
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The unemployment rate in Wyoming remains well below the national average. New figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Workforce Services say the state jobless rate fell from 5.4 percent in September to 5.2 percent in October. Last month’s 5.2-percent r…
U.S. Home Sales Rise 2.1 Percent In October
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose solidly in October, helped by improvement in the job market and cheap mortgages. The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 2.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.79 million. That’s up from 4.69 mil…
Oil Price Drops Below $80 For First Time Since Oct.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil has dipped below $80 for the first time since October. Benchmark U.S. crude, which has been tumbling since May, hit a low of $79.82 per barrel in morning trading. That’s the lowest level since Oct. 6. Prices have been falling as the world economy slows …
Sales Of New Homes Up In October, But Prices Fall
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought slightly more new homes in October, a hopeful sign for the troubled housing market. But the median sales price fell to its lowest level of the year, and the overall sales pace is trailing last year’s — the worst in half a century. The report su…
U.S. Added 80,000 Jobs In Oct.; Jobless Rate Dips
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American economy added 80,000 jobs in October, and job growth in the two previous months was much stronger than first thought, an encouraging sign as the nation searches for a way out of the jobs crisis. The unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent from 9.1 percent, the fi…