Stories tagged: trade
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:49 a.m.
The number of Germans without jobs dropped slightly in August in seasonally adjusted terms, leaving the unemployment rate in Europe’s largest economy unchanged at 6.1 percent.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:48 a.m.
Consumer price inflation in the eurozone remained at a low annual rate of 0.2 percent in August mainly due to a slump in energy costs from last year.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Apple has to pay up to $14.5 billion – plus billions more in interest – in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that an increase in a key interest rate was on the table at the central bank’s next meeting in September but that a …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods surged in July, lifted in part by the biggest increase in orders in a key investment category since January.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
France’s former conservative president Nicolas Sarkozy announced Monday he is running for the presidency again in next year’s elections, an awaited move that is expected to lead to a tough …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
If there were no foreign trade in steel, most of those jobs would have vanished anyway.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
OfferUp may soon become the Puget Sound region’s only tech unicorn, throwing Bellevue into the mix of places to look for the controversial and endangered species. The Bellevue buy-sell startup, …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
The decision by the United States to allow fresh beef imports from Brazil threatens the cattle industry in this country.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
President Barack Obama brushed off opposition from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to a free-trade agreement with Asia on Tuesday, vowing to try to force the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress …
Sat., July 30, 2016
Washington state has built one of the top trade hubs in the world with 75 public deep-water ports, 139 airports, more than 7,000 miles of highways and 3,600 miles of …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Federal authorities say genetically modified wheat that’s banned for sale or production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
The weak start to 2016 continued through the spring, with the U.S. economy growing at a surprisingly weak 1.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
The board of brewer SABMiller says it intends to “recommend” that shareholders accept Anheuser-Busch InBev’s revised takeover offer, clearing the way for a shareholder vote on the mega-deal.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Official figures show that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone halved in the second quarter of the year, a development that’s probably more likely due to the fading boost from …
Tue., July 19, 2016
The pledge to make America great again” is not an economic project. It’s an exercise in mass psychology.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Some European Union citizens may not be allowed to stay in Britain after the U.K. leaves the bloc, the U.K. minister in charge of negotiating the divorce has said.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
A group of Senate Democrats is pushing for the renewal of a decades-old law that allows the United States to hit companies with economic sanctions for doing business with Iran.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
The Federal Reserve says the economy and hiring continued to expand modestly across most of the United States from mid-May through June, leaving some firms struggling to find skilled workers.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
The federal government recorded a small budget surplus in June, but the deficit so far this budget year is still running 26.7 percent higher than a year ago.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is already taking its toll on the British economy, raising speculation that the Bank of England will on Thursday decide to reduce its …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
In a carefully orchestrated political ballet, David Cameron left his job and his home at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, resigning as prime minister soon afterward at Buckingham Palace. Theresa …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
EU leaders said Wednesday that they have agreed with China to form a working group to discuss Beijing’s overproduction of steel, an issue they say is linked to whether they …
Sat., July 9, 2016, 6:04 a.m.
Donald Trump says he won’t stand for it if it turns out some of his hats labeled “Made in USA” actually weren’t made entirely in the USA.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
The warnings are piling up – Britain’s decision to leave the European Union appears to be already hitting the economy.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will trim economic growth this year and next across the 19 countries that share the euro currency.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
The U.S. trade deficit climbed in May as a surge in imports of Chinese-made cellphones and computers pushed the politically sensitive imbalance with China to the highest level in six …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
The head of the U.K. Independence Party, Nigel Farage, resigned Monday as party leader, the latest British political chief to tumble amid the political turmoil following the country’s vote to …