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Unemployment rates fell in 23 US states in April

...March, while 16 states saw no change. Forty states gained jobs, and 9 states posted job losses.The drag from lower oil prices that has triggered sharp cutbacks in oil drilling was evident in some states. Texas added just 1,200 jobs, far below...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-27/unemployment-rates-fell-23
Cheaper oil not aiding US economy

...the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy...driver of economic growth. So when oil prices fall and energy companies retrench...Analytics who in January called lower oil prices an "unambiguous plus for the U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-25/cheaper-oil-not-aiding-us-
Expect higher traffic on the road and in the air for Memorial Day 2015

...into Memorial Day weekend, said Mark Jenkins, a AAA spokesman. "That will likely happen again this year, as long as oil prices stop rising."That's good news for the majority of travelers, 89 percent of whom will travel by automobile.In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-19/expect-higher-traffic-road-an
US home construction surges to fastest pace since 2007

...reverse from January through March, a result of a harsh winter, a stronger dollar squeezing U.S. exports and lower oil prices cutting into factory orders.On Tuesday, the government reported a surprising 20.2 percent jump in residential construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/us-home-construction-surge
Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer

...record profits - despite a bad bet on oil prices.In an industry that, until recently...PRICESAnderson is confident that lower oil prices are here to stay. He's basing...financial bet, called hedging, that oil prices would go higher.NEW JETSWhen fuel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-15/confident-delta-ceo-predic
US industrial output falls for 5th month on lower drilling

...Last year's steep decline in oil prices, from about $110 a barrel to...faces from a strong dollar, lower oil prices and softness in international demand...challenges of a strong dollar and low oil prices.The Federal Reserve Bank of New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-15/us-industrial-output-falls
April job report offers some reassurance

...cut into factory production. Manufacturers barely added jobs for a second straight month. And last year's plunge in oil prices has led drilling companies to lay off thousands of workers.Investors breathed a sigh of relief Friday because the figures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-08/april-job-report-offers-so
Gas prices on the rise

...haven't seen prices this high since December," AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a news release. "Unfortunately oil prices have been trending high and that keeps upward pressure on the price of gasoline."Prices are expected to continue to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-27/gas-prices-rise
A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01

...higher than it was in 2012. European trips are $60, or 3.9 percent, more exp ensive.Travelers can thank lower oil prices and more seats on planes for keeping this summer's airfare in check.Airlines at the start of the year paid $2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-20/small-victory-fliers-summe
Unemployment falls in just 23 US states as hiring slows

...and followed by Oklahoma, which cut 12,900. Pennsylvania lost 12,700, the third largest loss. A sharp fall in oil prices since last June has caused oil and gas companies to cut back on drilling.Nationwide, employers added just 126,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-21/unemployment-falls-just-23