Thursday, December 25, 2014
U.S. consumers are more optimistic about the economy than at any other time in the past eight years, buoyed by more jobs and falling gas prices, a survey finds.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The U.S. economy grew at a sizzling 5 percent annual rate in the July-September period, the fastest in more than a decade, boosted by strength in consumer spending and business investment.
U.S. stocks pushed further into record territory on Tuesday as the Dow Jones industrial average crossed past the 18,000-point mark for the first time. Investors cheered new data showing the U.S. economy grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in more than a decade.
Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months.
Early-summer winds howl over the semi-arid plains of southern Argentina's Neuquen province, beside the towering Andes, where the land holds riches from dinosaur skeletons to oil and gas.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Wall Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.
Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement.
Monday, December 15, 2014
For investors interested in betting on currencies, the divergence of some of the world's largest economies on their approach to interest rates is striking.