Mar 6, 2014

Consumers get the jump on tax hike

Before the consumption tax rises to 8 percent from 5 percent in April, consumers are rushing to make advance purchases of goods and services ranging from gadgets to train passes to lock in savings. The transitional measure on the tax hike allows March purchases ...

Oct 29, 2013

September jobless rate improves a bit to 4%

The unemployment rate fell a point to 4.0 percent in September, the government said Tuesday, indicating companies have become willing to hire more workers with the economy recuperating. The number of people without work fell a seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent from August to 2.63 ...