Stories tagged: economy
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.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
The European Union presidency says time is running out for Britain to seal an agreement on leaving the EU, with a fourth round of Brexit negotiations about to begin in …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
French truck drivers have organized road blockades on highways and near fuel depots across the country to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s changes to labor laws.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Kim Jong Un on Friday described Donald Trump as “deranged” and Pyongyang’s foreign minister said North Korea may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific as the recalcitrant nation hit …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped by 23,000 last week to 259,000 as the economic impact of Hurricane Harvey began to fade.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8 a.m.
Long-term mortgage rates rose this week, lifting the 30-year fixed mortgage from the lowest levels of 2017.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Fixed mortgage rates’ downward march came to a halt this week.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Higher gas and housing costs boosted U.S. consumer prices 0.4 percent in August, the most in seven months. The increase suggests inflation could be picking up, but the figures may …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits declined slightly last week but still remained elevated as hurricane disruptions impacted layoffs for a second week.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Target is hiring 100,000 people to work during the hectic holiday shopping season, up 40 percent from last year.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Higher energy costs led to prices at the wholesale level rising in August at the fastest pace in four months.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Amazon.com is about to test whether expertise delivering packages across a continent translates to skill in getting executives in far-flung cities to play nice together.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
In Mexico City’s NAFTA talks last week, few Canadians had a higher profile than Jerry Dias.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday that the Greek economy is turning around and will no longer be under the supervision of the country’s creditors in 2018.