Friday, August 8, 2014
Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The U.S. trade deficit fell in June to its lowest level since January as imports dropped sharply, led by lower shipments of cellphones, petroleum, and cars.
The U.S. government says it will sell US$67 billion in Treasury securities next week as part of its regular quarterly refunding auctions.
Activity in the U.S. services sector jumped in July, with virtually all non-manufacturing industries experiencing growth, the latest sign of building momentum in the American economy.
Federal regulators have told the biggest banks in the U.S. that their plans for unwinding their operations in case of failure are inadequate to prevent the sort of financial disaster that struck in 2008 and led to a massive government bailout.
Canada and the European Union have settled on the final text of a landmark free-trade deal, which is expected to come into force mid-2016, Canadian officials said Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market.
Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.
Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession.
Monday, August 4, 2014
American mining concern Doe Run must pay US$163 million for failing to take sufficient environmental measures at its site in La Oraya, Peru's high court announced Saturday.