Stories tagged: economy
Tue., May 31, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
U.S. home prices rise in March as spring buying season begins
U.S. home prices kept climbing in March as the spring home buying season began, but so far the higher costs haven’t thwarted sales.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
As in U.S., Trump draws strong reactions in China
China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Barge traffic makes a resurgence on the Missouri River
The Missouri River is slowly resuming its role as a transportation corridor for commodities such as grain, scrap metal and fertilizer, but proponents of the barge industry acknowledge they’re still …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
Great Pacific Seafoods files for bankruptcy, shuts down
Seafood processor Great Pacific Seafoods has ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
French unions plan strikes to disrupt trains, ports, flights
Travelers beware: French labor unions plan a string of strikes in the coming days that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Regulators to weigh proposed Vancouver oil terminal in June
Both supporters and opponents of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver are preparing to face off in June in front of state regulators tasked with deciding the fate of the …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
Eurozone economic sentiment improves for second month
Confidence in the economy of Europe’s 19-country eurozone is up across the region for a second successive month thanks in particular to greater optimism among consumers.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Chris Christie signs financial rescue package for Atlantic City
Republican Gov. Chris Christie has signed a package of bills to keep financially troubled Atlantic City from running out of cash.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Fast money: Banks making it easier to split the tab
Splitting the bill for those pizzas you shared with your buddies or that utility bill that is suddenly due is going to get easier and faster even if you don’t …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
U.S. economy better than initially thought
Economic growth at the start of the year wasn’t as bad as initially estimated, boosting the chances that Federal Reserve policymakers will raise a key interest rate next month.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
U.S. consumer sentiment up in May to highest in nearly a year
Americans turned more optimistic about the economy in May than the previous month, buoyed by steady hiring and higher incomes.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Snapchat expands investor base as it grabs $1.3 billion in funding
Snapchat Inc. has broadly expanded its shareholder base over the last year, going far beyond the few venture capitalists who bankrolled the Los Angeles firm when it was merely an …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
$50 oil shouldn’t pose major threat to consumers, economy
The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to beaten-down energy stocks.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Strike gets violent over France’s economic future
Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
McDonald’s CEO says company is making changes customers want
McDonald’s, under intense pressure in a competitive industry, sought to reassure its shareholders Thursday that it is making changes to its food and service that customers want.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Pending home sales hit highest level since 2006
Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
U.S. durable goods orders up, but business investment slips
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in April by the most since January. But much of the strength came from a surge in the volatile category of …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Sears posts wider loss, looks at options for Kenmore, others
Long-struggling retailer Sears says it plans to try to leverage its strongest brands like Kenmore and Craftsman to help sustain itself as it posted a larger first-quarter loss Thursday and …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Most American households doing better financially
Most American households say their finances have strengthened slightly, but nearly half report that they would struggle to meet $400 in expenses from an unexpected emergency, according to the Federal …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Microsoft adds terrorist activity to list of banned content on its services
Microsoft will prohibit the advocacy of terrorism on its Internet services, joining companies like Google and Facebook in explicitly banning terrorist-related activity.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
Obama leaves for Asia to boost trade, cooperation
President Barack Obama is leaving on a weeklong, 16,000-mile trip to Asia as part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
Proposed Longview coal-export terminal hearings set
Residents can weigh in on a coal-export terminal proposed near Longview at upcoming public hearings.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
New poll shows strong support for paid family leave programs
Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Cheap gas revives the great summer road trip
Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Mexico lowers 2016 GDP forecast, sees 2.2 to 3.2 pct growth
Mexico is lowering its economic growth forecast for 2016, citing what it calls “adverse” international conditions including sluggish industrial production in the United States.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
G-7 finance leaders seek to reassure on global economy
Finance leaders of major industrial countries meeting in Japan need to find ways to use all the “policy levers” they have to help counter anxiety over global economic prospects, U.S. …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Scandal-hit VW agrees to 4.8 percent pay rise for workers
Automaker Volkswagen and Germany’s industrial union have agreed to increase wages 4.8 percent by next year in an economy where the cost of living is flat – the kind of …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Xerox says Ursula Burns won’t be CEO after company splits
Xerox says Ursula Burns, the first black woman to run a Fortune 500 company, won’t be CEO after the company splits in two later this year.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Seattle is third-best city for job-seekers, Glassdoor says
Seattle’s technology-fueled job market is the third best in the country for job seekers this year, according to a report from salary data and recruiting website Glassdoor.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 7 a.m.
Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis
Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery …