• In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, photo, Joe Russo, of Medway, Mass., puts a bag of potting soil into a cart while shopping at a Home Depot store location, in Bellingham, Mass. The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment, according to information released by the Commerce Department, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending.

  • In this Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, a worker leaves a Georgia Department of Labor career center, in Atlanta. On Friday, Aug. 17, 2016, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for July. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    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.

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks over the crowd during his campaign rally Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 in West Bend, Wis. (John Ehlke/West Bend Daily News via AP)

    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.