Spain jobless rate at 18.8 percent, halting downward trend

Spain's unemployment rate edged up slightly to 18.8 percent in the first quarter, partly due to the end of temporary jobs tied to the winter holiday, and interrupting an overall downward trend in recent years.

Small businesses can feel bigger effects from a PR disaster

April 26
Halfway through Valentine's Day, florist Ajay Kori realized he was in the midst of a disaster.

Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 fatal Alaska crash

April 25
Pilot error, an air company's culture and its lack of a formal safety program were behind a fatal crash that killed nine people two years ago on sightseeing flight in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday.
Variety
April 25

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.
National
April 22

Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination

The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains.
TV & Media
April 19

Internal memo on Bill O'Reilly sent to Fox News employees

The following internal memo was sent to Fox News Channel employees on Wednesday:
Business
April 19

Correction: Massachusetts-Slain Runner story

In a story April 18 about a man arrested in connection with the death of a New York City woman out running near her mother's Massachusetts home, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the suspect, Angelo Colon-Ortiz, was a driver for FedEx. FedEx says he worked for a third-party logistics company contracted to provide trucking services.
TV & Media
April 19

When small stores go out of business, owners ask: Now what?

When small or independent retailers post "Going Out of Business" signs, many ask themselves, now what? That may mean trying again — or forging ahead on a completely different career path.
National
April 14

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too.
Variety
April 12

Culture shock: Business owners see need to change their ways

The results of a staff survey jolted Alex Slater into realizing how drastically his business needed a culture change.
National
April 12

Report: Inappropriate actions toward women at Yellowstone

Federal investigators said Wednesday they have found credible evidence that male supervisors and staff in the maintenance division at Yellowstone National Park created a work environment that included unwelcome and inappropriate comments and actions toward women.
National
April 10

Report: Ex-Yosemite chief belittled workers, mainly women

The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as "stupid," ''bozo" and "lazy," and showing gender bias against women, a new report says.
National
April 10

AP Fact Check: Trump and lawmakers on Syria, jobs, court

Before the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base, President Donald Trump accused his predecessor of doing nothing when Syria's government used chemical weapons against its population in 2013. Trump is right that President Barack Obama issued what amounted to an empty threat of military action. The circumstances, though, were more complicated than Trump described.
April 8

AP Fact Check: Trump and lawmakers on Syria, jobs, court

Before the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base, President Donald Trump accused his predecessor of doing nothing when Syria's government used chemical weapons against its population in 2013. Trump is right that President Barack Obama issued what amounted to an empty threat of military action. The circumstances, though, were more complicated than Trump described.
April 5

If you build it, they'll stay; boomers remodel their homes

If you build it, they will stay.
April 3

Atlanta after major bridge collapse: jump in mass transit

Atlanta area commuters crowded aboard mass transit trains and fewer cars hit the road Monday as public schools went on spring break, easing fears of fierce gridlock after last week's fiery collapse of a key interstate bridge.
April 3

Correction: Overpass Collapse-Fire story

In a story April 2 about a fire that caused part of an interstate highway to collapse, The Associated Press erroneously reported details about a man accused of starting the fire. Arrest warrants say Basil Eleby discussed smoking crack before the fire started, but he is not accused of smoking crack under the highway before it collapsed.
March 30

The Latest: Christie's office defends him from bridge judge

The Latest on the sentencings in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local):
March 29

Trump's budget priorities set small businesses strategizing

The priorities laid out in President Donald Trump's budget message have some small business owners strategizing how they might benefit from a big boost in defense spending, and others thinking about how to make up for revenue they could lose to cuts in grant programs and subsidies.
March 28

Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk-Warmer Winter story

In a story March 22 about the impact of a warmer winter on small businesses, The Associated Press misidentified a Fremont, New Hampshire, company that promotes snowmobile races. Its name is Rock Maple Racing, not Maple Rock Racing.
March 24

1.4M Illinois job seekers may have had personal data hacked

About 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday.
March 24

Chizik's Choice: Family over football after 2 years away

Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen…
March 23

Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.