Public college enrollment up in state
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
Minority enrollment is growing at Washington's public colleges and universities while total enrollment continues its upward trend, school officials reported this week.
Ebola causing a surge in demand for hospital gear
By JULIET LINDERMAN
Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals.
Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong U.S. hiring
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.
New rules may help spur U.S. home loans
By MARCY GORDON
But critics say abandoning the 20-percent down payment could bring a return to the dangerous days of borrowers taking on mortgage loans that they can't repay.
Jobless rates fall in 31 states
Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including many currently embroiled in tough political campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the midterm elections Nov. 4.