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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Rising oil prices haven’t hurt the U.S. economy so far

America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

World’s richest economies enjoy biggest pay raise in a decade

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 …


North Korea stresses economy, not nukes, on 70th anniversary

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.

U.S. economy grew at a brisk 4.2 percent annual rate last quarter

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 up 2.9 percent, leaving Americans worse off

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.

U.S. businesses cast wider net as jobless rate hits 3.9 percent

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.

Will economic boom complicate curbing immigration?

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 …


Trump’s economic gamble: Solid job gains vs. risky trade war

From the safety of a resilient U.S. economy, President Donald Trump lit the fuse Friday on a high-risk trade war with China.


Why many Americans aren’t benefiting from robust U.S. economy

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 …


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 …


Putin vows to boost Russian economy as he begins 4th term

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 …


Confidence growing among small-business owners, according to USB survey

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.

Despite tax cuts, U.S. economic growth slowed in first quarter of the year

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 …


IMF’s Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

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 …


U.S. economic growth in Q4 revised up to 2.9 percent rate

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 …


Survey of business economists finds growing optimism

Business economists are expressing optimism that tax cuts and increased government spending will accelerate economic growth over the next two years.


Why Trump’s effort to curb immigration could hurt US economy

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.

Poll: People feel better about economy, not country

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.

U.S. inflation pressures raising expectations for interest rate hikes

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.


U.S. services firms record strongest performance since 2005

The U.S. services sector boomed in January, registering the best performance since 2005 and delivering more evidence of American economic strength.


Fed leaves key rate unchanged at Yellen’s final meeting

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.


UK’s Theresa May heads for China as rivals plot her demise

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 …


AP Fact Check: Trump’s claims on climate, economy

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.

U.S. economy grew at solid 2.6 percent rate in fourth quarter

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 …


Shawn Vestal: If you think tax cuts are unleashing the economy, wait till you see the pot numbers

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.


Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just ‘a blip’

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.

U.N. chief touts positive economic contributions of migrants

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 …


Analysis: Iran protests show danger of economic woes

The protesters rallied for days in Iran, chanting against government corruption and demanding justice.