• Los Alamos lab plans to hire hundreds by 2020

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory is assuring Santa Fe leaders that the lab will remain a strong force in the region as it looks to hire about 2,000 people in the next four years.

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, shoppers stop to look in the window of a lighting store in the Design District of Miami Beach, Fla. The U.S. economy inched forward at the weakest pace in two years from January through March, as consumer spending growth slowed, business investment plunged and exports declined further, according to data released by the Commerce Department, Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    US economy struggles at start of election year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.