Thursday, August 27, 2015
Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating -- at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.
U.S. and mainland China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change -- and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry that's seen its fortunes fade.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
For much of the economy's fitful and sluggish six-year recovery from the Great Recession, analysts have foreseen a sunnier future: Growth would pick up in six months, or in a year.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The vast majority of business economists expect the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates before the end of the year, according to a survey released Monday.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
U.S. builders started work on single-family houses last month at the fastest pace since the Great Recession began in late 2007.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Short of cash and unsettled in their careers, young Americans are waiting longer than ever to buy their first homes.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Brazilian farmer Marcos Croce has woken up and smelled the coffee -- embracing the organic trend and bucking Brazil's long-held status as a mass producer of poor quality beans.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Americans are buying more homes and at higher prices, yet new data shows that mortgage debt is little changed.
Nine major banks accused of foreign-exchange rigging have agreed to pay more than US$2 billion to investors in settlements, a law firm involved in the process said Thursday.
Friday, August 14, 2015
U.S. employers filled more of their available jobs in June, evidence that steady if modest economic growth is putting more Americans to work.