Economy

11:00am

Thu October 10, 2013
Shutdown

Report: Parks Shutdown Saps $750 Million In Visitor Spending

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 12:28 pm

A hiker gazes 3,000 feet down to the Colorado River at Toroweap Overlook in Grand Canyon National Park. A parks advocacy group says the Grand Canyon region has lost 120,000 visitors and $11 million in visitor spending since the government shutdown began.
Courtesy of Wanda Gayle

An estimated 7 million people have been shut out at 12 of the busiest and biggest U.S. national parks, costing parks and nearby communities about $76 million in lost visitor spending for each day the partial government shutdown drags on.

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7:32am

Mon October 7, 2013
Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown Taking A Toll On Colorado Economy

Colorado Springs City Hall. A recent survey by the Washington Post found the city is the most federally dependent in the U.S.
Paul Sableman Creative Commons/Flickr

7:07am

Thu October 3, 2013
Business

Jobless Claims Stay Near Six-Year Low

There were 308,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, up 1,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reported Thursday morning.

That means claims continue to run at a relatively low rate that until recent weeks hadn't been seen since the spring of 2007 — six months before the start of the 2007-09 recession.

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6:35am

Wed October 2, 2013
Business

Job Growth Was Modest In September, Survey Signals

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 11:46 am

This gas station in Encinitas, Calif., was looking to hire last month.
Mike Blake Reuters /Landov

Private employers added 166,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, a modest gain after slightly less growth the month before, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.

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7:04am

Thu September 26, 2013
Business

GDP, Jobless Claims Data Add To Signs Of Slow, Steady Growth

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 7:53 am

The two latest economic indicators both point to modest, steady-as-she-goes growth:

-- Gross domestic product grew at a moderate 2.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says. That's exactly what the agency reported the last time it estimated growth for the April-June quarter.

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