CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

In job growth, blue states outpaced red states in past year

WASHINGTON (AP) — States that voted for Hillary Clinton in last week's presidential election reported stronger job growth in the previous year than states that supported Donald Trump, according to data released by the Labor Department Friday.

Nov. 18, 2016 2:40 PM EST
Study: Obama tax hikes on rich didn't hurt economy, or rich

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's 2013 tax increases for wealthy Americans neither slowed their income growth nor hurt the economy, according to a study that taps into a key debate in the current presidential race.

Nov. 3, 2016 3:03 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign.

Oct. 22, 2016 1:23 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt.

Oct. 20, 2016 7:59 AM EDT
How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — For America's wealthiest families, the presidential campaign presents a stark choice: a big tax increase if Hillary Clinton wins the election — or a big tax cut if Donald Trump wins.

Oct. 10, 2016 1:54 PM EDT
How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — For America's wealthiest families, the presidential campaign presents a stark choice: A big tax increase if Hillary Clinton wins the election — or a big tax cut if Donald Trump wins.

Oct. 3, 2016 3:42 AM EDT
How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — For America's wealthiest families, the presidential campaign presents a stark choice: A big tax increase if Hillary Clinton wins the election — or a big tax cut if Donald Trump wins.

Oct. 2, 2016 9:09 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error.

Sep. 27, 2016 12:16 AM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign.

Sep. 21, 2016 12:19 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump job forecast not so bold

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's prediction that 25 million jobs would be created by his economic plan in a decade isn't nearly as bold as it might sound.

Sep. 15, 2016 4:59 PM EDT
Hiring was healthy in past year in many US swing states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a possible hurdle for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has sought to capitalize on economic distress.

Aug. 19, 2016 11:56 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show.

Jul. 28, 2016 3:29 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Warped claims in political hothouse

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show.

Jul. 28, 2016 12:22 AM EDT
How Clinton's and Trump's economic prescriptions clash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday — a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy.

Jun. 28, 2016 3:48 AM EDT
Behind the support for Brexit and Trump: Economic resentment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Kingdom's stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump's insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod: a rejection of economic globalization and the elites who favor it by those who feel left behind.

Jun. 25, 2016 3:01 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Clinton vs. Sanders on Wall Street

WASHINGTON (AP) — Her intent was to mar the voting record of her rival. But Hillary Clinton also cast aspersions on the presidential record of her husband in testy exchanges with Bernie Sanders over Wall Street regulation.

Apr. 15, 2016 4:57 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Clinton vs. Sanders on Wall Street

WASHINGTON (AP) — Her intent was to mar the voting record of her rival. But Hillary Clinton also cast aspersions on the presidential record of her husband Thursday night in testy exchanges with Bernie Sanders over Wall Street regulation.

Apr. 14, 2016 10:57 PM EDT
Gordon: What presidential candidates miss about the economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stagnant pay and a shrinking middle class — a focus of a new book by Robert Gordon, a Northwestern University economist — are among the key issues fueling the insurgent presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Feb. 25, 2016 11:49 AM EST
Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

NEW YORK (AP) — Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the country's biggest financial firms within a year and limit banking fees placed on consumers, should he become president, in a fiery speech on Tuesday.

Jan. 5, 2016 4:43 PM EST