|Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month
More than two-thirds of U.S. states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained four and-a-half year recovery.
|Boston prepares for economic boost from marathon visitors
The 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. The memory of last year's bombings has elevated interest in one of the world's greatest races, and the field of runners has greatly expanded.
|White House makes economics focus of Asia trip
The White House is focusing President Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region. But tensions between Russia and Ukraine will likely push regional security concerns higher on the president's agenda.
|Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case
The Supreme Court has declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals. The order is a victory for rivals challenging the maker of the drug.
|American Airlines cannot yet end retiree benefits, judge says
A federal judge is telling American Airlines that it can't yet act alone to cut off benefits for many retirees. American wants retirees who wish to keep their benefits to pay all the cost, and now the dispute could go to negotiations or a trial.