Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Permits for future U.S. home construction rose to their highest level in nearly 5-1/2 years in October, suggesting the housing market recovery remained intact despite recent signs of slowing down.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
U.S. pending home sales slowed in October for the fifth straight month as supply tightens and consumers balk at higher prices, an industry survey showed Monday.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The U.S. government said on Thursday it expected to sell its remaining shares of General Motors Co by the end of the year, a plan that may leave taxpayers saddled with a total shortfall of about US$10 billion on the automaker's 2009 bailout.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Taiwan's Foxconn, the maker of iPhones, iPads and other electronics in China, is to invest US$40 million in the United States to ramp up manufacturing of high-end products.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some strengthening of labor market conditions.
U.S. Federal Reserve policy makers expected at their October meeting that they would begin cutting the stimulus program “in coming months,” the minutes of that meeting showed Wednesday.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
U.S. consumers shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown and spent more on autos, clothing and furniture in October, boosting retail sales by the most in four months.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Internet gambling is on a roll in the U.S. market after years lurking in the shadows.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Google Inc. on Thursday won dismissal of a long-running lawsuit by authors who accused the Internet search company of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission.
Friday, November 15, 2013
A White House push for a freer hand to clinch trade deals ran into a roadblock on Wednesday as two-thirds of Democrats in the House of Representatives stated their opposition, complicating efforts to finalize a pact with 11 Pacific Rim countries.