Stories tagged: economy
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Workers in the world’s richest countries are getting their biggest pay bump in a decade, a step toward solving a labor market puzzle that’s unnerving central bankers. As shrinking unemployment …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 10 a.m.
North Korea held a major military parade and revived its iconic mass games to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Sunday, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un’s new policies …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
With the U.S. unemployment rate near a five-decade low, companies are looking harder for employees, and in some cases finding them right at their own workplaces.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
One of President Donald Trump’s priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration.
UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
Spokane City Council approves millions of dollars in reserve funds for housing, street and downtown projects
About $30 million was moved from reserve accounts for specific projects planned in the final two years of Mayor David Condon’s term, which includes a city investment in the new …
Sun., July 8, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
From the safety of a resilient U.S. economy, President Donald Trump lit the fuse Friday on a high-risk trade war with China.
Sat., June 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
The numbers that collectively sketch a picture of a vibrant economy don’t reflect reality for a range of Americans who still feel far from financially secure even nine years into …
Fri., June 8, 2018, 3:51 p.m.
Businesses increased spending after the tax bill, but the U.S. economy waiting on that promised big boost
Although surveys show businesses are planning to do more spending following the federal tax overhaul, experts said it’s unclear if the law will produce the big sustained boost to capital …
Mon., May 7, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Vladimir Putin on Monday launched his fourth term as president with an ambitious call to vault Russia into the top five global economies by developing its technological products and agricultural …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Competition from big business has replaced “uncertainty” about the future as the chief concern among small business owners nationally, according to the ninth annual U.S. Bank Small Business Survey.
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
The U.S. economy slowed to a moderate 2.3 percent annual growth rate in the first quarter as consumer spending turned in the weakest performance in nearly five years. Still, the …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute …
Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 2.9 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, a sharp upward revision that caps three straight quarters of healthy …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
Business economists are expressing optimism that tax cuts and increased government spending will accelerate economic growth over the next two years.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
America’s 21st century job market increasingly demands high-tech skills and knowledge. Yet consider this: Nearly half the new jobs the government foresees emerging by 2026 will require only a high …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 7:58 p.m.
A majority in a new poll, 52 percent, say they think the country’s direction has worsened over the past year, and only 28 percent are optimistic that things will get …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Analysis of outdoor recreation industry finds its contribution to GDP larger than that of oil, gas extraction
A federal government analysis of the outdoor recreation’s economic impact reaffirms what many conservation groups have said for decades. Outdoor recreation is a big business.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
The U.S. services sector boomed in January, registering the best performance since 2005 and delivering more evidence of American economic strength.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
The Federal Reserve has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged but signaled that it expects to resume raising rates gradually to reflect a healthy job market and economy.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to China seeking a key economic partner for post-Brexit Britain. She leaves behind a divided government, a feuding Conservative Party – and a …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump tried to play it both ways on climate change in describing a warming-but-cooling planet Earth. The unequivocal response, according to data and climate scientists: wrong. …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
The U.S. economy grew at a solid rate of 2.6 percent in the final three months of last year, helped by the fastest consumer spending since the spring of 2016 …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
The new federal tax cuts should add a jolt to the state’s economy, a new revenue forecast says. Not a huge jolt. Not a marijuana-sized jolt.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries Thursday to focus on the overwhelmingly positive contributions of migrants and use “facts not prejudice,” warning that authorities who erect obstacles “inflict needless economic …
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
The protesters rallied for days in Iran, chanting against government corruption and demanding justice.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest that the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.