Stories tagged: economy
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.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran’s capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming popular international messaging apps for the unrest that accompanied …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 2:24 p.m.
Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday blamed the protests roiling the country on “enemies of Iran” who he said were meddling in its internal affairs, as state television reported that overnight …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department finds visitors to the state’s parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
American factories grew more slowly in November but still appear healthy.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through September, its fastest rate in three years.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
The world economy is growing faster than it has in seven years and more and more people are working – but the high growth isn’t expected to last long, and …
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 …