Stories tagged: economy
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
The 19-country eurozone is set for its best quarterly performance since early 2011, according to a closely watched survey Thursday, the latest sign that a robust economy has gained further …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8 a.m.
A number of Spokane businesses are looking for an increase in revenue during Brooks’ six-day, seven-show run in Spokane. And there is plenty of money to be made. Visit Spokane …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Just when things were starting to look up for Lebanon’s economy, a new political crisis threatens to send it crashing down again.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
If you believe things have been pretty good for business and households in the Inland Northwest recently, you’re right.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017
It will be Powell’s Fed. Assuming he’s confirmed by the Senate, Jerome (“Jay”) Powell will become the 16th chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in early 2018. Almost by definition, …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Icelanders were voting for the third time in four years Saturday as the nation tried to shake off the latest political crisis on an island roiled by divisions since its …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Showman Trump portrays every bit of positive economic news as evidence of his superhero powers, but inconvenient facts remain. One is that stock markets in other countries have also been …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
The U.S. economy, bolstered by business investment, grew at a solid annual rate of 3 percent in the third quarter. It marks the first time in three years that growth …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5 a.m.
As Amazon ponders where to locate a second headquarters site and 50,000 workers – proposals are due by Thursday – it is raising questions about whether the industry, and America, …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Round 4 of NAFTA talks began Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia. In a sign of how contentious things could get, the countries extended the negotiations for two extra days, through Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018. For both years, the outlook is up 0.1 …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Regardless of where your sympathies lie – redistribution is both good and bad – what connects all these activities and many others is that they don’t result in the production …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Political uncertainty over the future of Catalonia’s secession bid has started spreading to the economy, with stock markets falling and big Catalan firms relocating – or considering a move – …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Thursday of growing protectionism in the global economy, slamming plane maker Boeing for its role in the U.S. government proposal to impose a massive …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 272,000 as Florida continued to absorb the economic impact of Hurricane Irma.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
The U.S. economy grew at an upgraded annual rate of 3.1 percent in the spring, the fastest pace in more than two years. But growth is expected to slow sharply …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Long-term mortgage rates are unchanged this week: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained at 3.83 percent; the 15-year home loan, popular among homeowners who refinance their mortgages, stayed at 3.13 percent, …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Idaho’s food and agribusiness industry brought in $1.51 billion in 2011, according to the Idaho Department of Commerce.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose a modest 1.7 percent in August, reflecting a rebound in the volatile aircraft sector. A gauge of business investment was up for a second …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8 a.m.
Fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in August, marking the fifth decline in the past six months. The 2.6 percent decline continues to reflect the worsening shortage nationwide of …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
New U.S. sanctions will punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living abroad, the Trump administration announced Tuesday, in the first use of new sanctioning powers granted by …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Seattle would again boost its spending to combat homelessness under a proposed 2018 budget Mayor Tim Burgess delivered Monday to the City Council.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Mexican officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, as the number of buildings that may need to be …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Kohl’s longtime CEO Kevin Mansell is retiring and will be replaced by Michelle Gass, a former Starbucks executive who has been with the company since 2013.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 3.4 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
American consumers feel a bit less confident this month, their spirits pulled down by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Australia announced on Monday it would create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Oregon’s public pension managers have voted to undertake a major shift in the way they invest members’ money, turning to age-based investment funds for beneficiaries’ individual accounts.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Most business economists expect the Trump administration’s efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement will make no difference to the U.S. economy or cause harm.