manufacturing and engineering

Websites stop promoting plantation weddings

In response to urging by a civil rights advocacy group, Pinterest and The Knot Worldwide, which owns prominent wedding platforms WeddingWire and the Knot, recently announced they were changing the way they feature wedding venues that romanticize former slave plantations.

Why American jobs could bounce back

October wasn't a great month for American jobs. But a large General Motors strike has ended, and the US labor market is expected to have found its footing again.

Next recession may not be as bad as 2008

Recession fears are on the rise in the United States. Memories of the last downturn are exacerbating these worries: The last time America faced a recession was in 2008, as the financial crisis was unfolding. Millions of people lost their jobs, GDP growth plummeted and businesses shut down.

What to look for in September jobs report

On Friday, at the end of a week that has brought several worrisome signs about the American and global economies, the US government will release its always closely watched report on jobs.

America's manufacturing is at a slowdown

America's manufacturing industry is in contraction. Business spending is soft. And now the biggest chunk of the economy, the US service sector, is growing at its weakest pace in three years.