U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July as a big drop in gasoline and other energy prices kept inflation under control.
U.S. factories cranked out more autos, machinery and chemicals in July, lifting production by the most in a year.
Apartment construction in the U.S. northeast fueled a jump in home building in July as the pace of housing starts nationwide reached their strongest pace in six months.
People flocked to Oregon's first-ever marijuana growers' fair on Saturday where a competition for best pot plants will be held, with the winning entries to be displayed at the Oregon State Fair.
Taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro are planning a demonstration on Friday morning in the immediate vicinity of the Olympic Park to protest the use of ride-sharing program Uber.
U.S. consumer spending was virtually unchanged in July after rising in June, suggesting a key driver of the world's largest economy had reached a plateau by midsummer.
Difficult negotiations between Detroit's Big Three automakers and employees in Canada have opened with the workers' union taking a hard line over warnings the country's auto industry is under serious threat.
The U.S. federal government last month recorded the biggest monthly budget deficit since February, and the deficit so far this budget year is running 10 percent higher than a year ago.
Americans' love for avocados and rising prices for the highly exportable fruit are fueling the deforestation of central Mexico's pine forests as farmers rapidly expand their orchards to feed demand.
A federal jury found California's largest utility guilty on Tuesday of violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area and then misleading investigators about how it was identifying high-risk pipelines.