Thursday, June 5, 2014
The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a two-year high in April, as exports declined and imports surged to a record high.
U.S. businesses pulled back on hiring in May, adding the fewest jobs in four months, a private survey showed.
Most leading automakers Tuesday reported strong U.S. sales increases for May that bested expectations, a sign of rising consumer confidence as the American economy picks up steam.
Delegates to the United Auto Workers convention have voted to raise dues by 25 percent to shore up the union's finances, the first increase in 47 years.
Four Hawaii farms are settling a discrimination lawsuit involving hundreds of Thai workers for US$2.4 million.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
U.S. manufacturers grew at a slower pace in May as measures of orders and production dipped. Factories also added jobs at a slower pace.
Before billionaire businessman Warren Buffett started auctioning off private lunches to benefit the Glide Foundation, he was skeptical of the San Francisco charity where his first wife was volunteering.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Latin America, the birthplace of cocoa, trails far behind West Africa in terms of production, but an increase in world demand — notably in Asia — could give the region a needed boost.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce made an urgent plea Thursday to relaunch relations between Cuba and the United States.