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Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimism 2019-01-18 15:06:02U.S. stocks rose on Friday as increased hopes that the United States and China would resolve their trade dispute lifted shares across sectors.

Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth 2019-01-18 15:03:01After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic gr

Apple ordered to pull part of press release 2019-01-18 15:01:46Apple Inc has been ordered by a German court to stop using part of a press release claiming all iPhones would be available in the country through carr

Exclusive: U.S. pushing for regular review of China 2019-01-18 14:56:26The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China's progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal - and could again resor

U.S. consumer sentiment at two-year low, manufacturing rebounds 2019-01-18 14:45:30U.S. consumer sentiment tumbled in early January to its lowest level since President Donald Trump was elected more than two years ago as an ongoing pa

U.S. regulators discuss imposing fine against Facebook: Washington 2019-01-18 14:44:58U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the

Facebook sheds gains after report on potential major 2019-01-18 14:44:32** Shares of Facebook paring gains on Friday after a report that U.S. regulators discussed fining the co for privacy violations

Stocks rally on trade hopes, dollar set for 2019-01-18 14:09:38Major stock indexes rose worldwide on Friday and the dollar was on track for its first positive week this year, boosted by optimism that the trade con

Leasing firm seeks earlier return of 10 Avianca 2019-01-18 13:50:32Aircastle Ltd will try to repossess 10 planes from Avianca Brasil before the Feb. 1 expiration of a 15-day stay on repossessions from the struggling

Brazil aviation regulator will no longer ground 10 2019-01-18 13:50:11Brazil's aviation regulator ANAC said on Friday it would no longer ground 10 planes operated by Avianca Brasil, which represented 20 percent of the

Tesla cuts jobs as it looks to make 2019-01-18 13:44:59Tesla Inc said on Friday it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it plans to increase production of lower-priced versions of its crucial Mo

PBGC steps in to oversee Sears' two pension 2019-01-18 13:25:14Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp (PBGC) is taking steps to assume responsibility for bankrupt retailer Sears Holdings Corp's two pension plans, coverin

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Nordstrom Co-President Blake Nordstrom Dead At 58 2019-01-03 03:23:00Nordstrom had worked at the chain for more than 40 years.

U.S. Stocks Suffer Worst Year Since 2008 Financial 2018-12-31 17:13:13Despite a dismal year, the market closed out 2018 on a bright note.

Retail Sector Enjoys Best Holiday Season In 6 2018-12-27 04:15:24Consumers in the U.S. spent more than $850 billion between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 this year, according to early retail data.

People On Twitter Shred Study Claiming Millennials Are 2018-12-26 15:58:26"'Deciding to freelance' is a strange way of saying 'being forced into job insecurity,'" one person tweeted in response to the Fast Company piec

'I Feel Like I'm Failing Them': How Low-Income 2018-12-24 19:31:20These families worry about lost wages if they take off and how to pay for child care if they work over the holidays.

U.S. Stocks Fall Sharply Ahead Of Christmas Holiday 2018-12-24 13:37:11It's very possible that the market will end this month as the worst December for stocks since 1931.

Dow Jones Index Takes Biggest Dive Since 2008 2018-12-21 17:49:42A possible government shutdown is one of many factors driving down the stock market.

Chipotle's Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Are Backfiring Spectacularly 2018-12-20 15:09:49The company is facing a flood of arbitration cases over alleged wage theft. A judge called the company's efforts to block them "unseemly."

Women Often Can’t Afford Tampons, Pads In Federal 2018-12-20 12:22:44The new justice bill would require U.S. prisons to give menstrual hygiene products to inmates for free.

Facebook Allowed Some Tech Companies To Read And 2018-12-19 06:10:53Since 2010, the tech giant has reportedly granted over 150 companies deeper access to users’ personal data than it has admitted.


US import prices fall; year-on-year drop largest since 2019-01-16 08:31:00U.S. import prices fell for a second straight month in December as the cost of petroleum products tumbled and a strong dollar curbed prices of other g

Economist Ed Lazear: The stock market is the 2019-01-15 11:17:00"Given the volatility in the market," Lazear argues, "probably a few weeks worth of patience is not a terrible thing at this point" from the Fed o

The White House thinks the shutdown will be 2019-01-15 08:32:00The original estimate that the partial shutdown would subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth every two weeks has now been doubled.

'Not your grandmother's economy' — Cantor CEO Howard 2019-01-14 11:48:00The U.S. economy "feels good" and shows no sign of a recession in the next 12 months, says Lutnick, also CEO of Cantor spinoff BGC Partners.

Gundlach's warning on 'ocean of debt' adds to 2019-01-14 11:26:00Investor Jeffrey Gundlach warns that the debt load is about to become a bigger problem.

Yellen says economic uncertainty has prompted some retailers 2019-01-14 09:12:00Janet Yellen, former chair of the Federal Reserve, made the comments Monday during the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show in New York.

OppenheimerFunds CIO: There won't be an economic recession 2019-01-14 09:09:00Growing positive sentiment between the U.S. and China recently bodes well for stocks, says OppenheimerFunds' Krishna Memani.

If the shutdown lasts two more weeks, the 2019-01-11 11:37:00It will only take another two weeks to cost the economy more than the $5.7 billion Trump demanded for the border wall.

US consumer prices drop for the first time 2019-01-11 08:30:00U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nine months in December amid a plunge in the cost of gasoline.

Trump could take billions from disaster areas to 2019-01-11 07:38:00Under the proposal, Trump could dip into money set aside to fund civil works projects all over the country including storm-damaged areas of Puerto Ric

California Gov. Gavin Newsom pledges unemployment benefits to 2019-01-11 07:27:00California Gov. Gavin Newsom pledges the state will provide unemployment insurance benefits for furloughed workers impacted by the partial federal gov

Here's how lost furloughed federal worker paychecks could 2019-01-11 06:00:00Furloughed workers will lose over $2.2 billion in missed paychecks as the government shutdown enters day 21. The unemployment rate could jump a few t

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Amazon for Teens has arrived, but parents will 2019-01-17 15:54:47Your kids won't even have to ask for money anymore.

Stocks climb on report US may pare back 2019-01-17 15:17:27US stocks are adding to their earlier gains as investors hope the US might cut back its tariffs on imports from China

A glance at US mortgage rates 2019-01-17 13:50:35US long-term mortgage rates held steady this week, after falling for 6 straight weeks to reach their lowest level in 9 months

Sears confirms chairman's hedge fund wins bid in 2019-01-17 13:20:21Sears confirms that chairman's hedge fund wins bid in auction

US average mortgage rates steady; 30-year stays at 2019-01-17 12:30:27US average mortgage rates steady; 30-year average stays at 4.45 percent

Markets Right Now: Stocks flat as banks slide 2019-01-17 12:07:26US stocks are flat at midday after Morgan Stanley and other banks reported weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results

Beer makers, thirsty for growth, push into cannabis 2019-01-17 10:01:47Large brewers are investing in cannabis companies as they struggle to grow in saturated markets

Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid 2019-01-17 09:18:51Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5

Gymboree begins winding down operations after 2nd bankruptcy 2019-01-17 08:40:44Children's clothing retailer Gymboree files for bankruptcy protection again, begins winding Adds more details, backgrounddown operations

China says economy czar to visit Washington for 2019-01-17 06:01:15The move is a possible sign of progress on the U.S.-China trade standoff.

'Nightline' documentary, podcast: 'The Dropout,' the story of 2019-01-16 15:39:58Each new episode in the six-episode series will be available Wednesdays.

Small business revenues fall as govt shutdown persists 2019-01-16 11:14:52Small companies across the country are losing business because of the government shutdown

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Recession is a risk in 2019. But maybe 2019-01-10 07:03:01A number of key trends in the economy are positive, from wage growth to low interest rates. Some of the biggest wild cards are trade policy and centra

Stocks dive, again. Does Wall Street foresee a 2019-01-10 07:03:01After several strong years, stock markets look rattled as 2018 draws to a close. A mix of factors signal a heightened risk of a slowdown, but an outri

Where local residents help birth the businesses that 2019-01-10 07:03:01Often new businesses rely on financing from a top-down system where bankers call the shots. For places that feel left behind, often communities o

From hemp to organic foods, farm bill embraces 2019-01-10 07:03:01Passage of the farm bill is a rite of Congress that often borders on the arcane. But this year’s version signals how American farming is gradual

Post-layoffs, GM fights to keep tax credit for 2019-01-10 07:03:01A $7,500 tax incentive for buyers of electric vehicles is critical for General Motors as it ramps up production in the EV market. But some government

Qatar leaves OPEC, cementing distance with Saudi Arabia 2019-01-10 07:03:01Qatar will leave the world's largest consortium of oil producing countries in a bid to expand natural gas and oil drilling even as oil prices remain

Which fork in the road to take? Detroit 2019-01-10 07:03:01US carmakers appear poised to try two paths forward at once, building more SUVs and pickups, which the US market loves, to pay their way along a 

It’s a wide world of charity out there. 2019-01-10 07:03:01As ‘Giving Tuesday’ arrives, it’s a good time to think about charitable donations. Increasingly, average givers are focusi

Preparing for tech shift, GM cuts thousands of 2019-01-10 07:03:01The largest automaker in the US, General Motors, announced Nov. 26 that it would cut as many as 14,000 workers in North America. The cuts affect both

Instead of amplifying human biases, can algorithms help 2019-01-10 07:03:01The rising use of artificial intelligence has become one of the dominant trends in business. On the heels of that trend come questions about fairness

Ahead of Black Friday, market sees red 2019-01-10 07:03:01The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 600 points on Nov. 20 as tech companies and retailers face losses and an oil surplus pushed barrel prices low

Hard times in farm country coincide with a 2019-01-10 07:03:01Farmers are resourceful by necessity. But many face a test as a US-China rift undercuts their exports – a challenge familiar to those who weathe

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