Thursday, January 9, 2014
A boom in capital investment in U.S. energy transportation and storage infrastructure is likely to continue through the decade, raising growth and job prospects, according to a study released Tuesday.
Italy's unemployment rate reached a new record high of 12.7 percent in November from 12.5 percent in October, the official data agency Istat said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to its lowest level in four years, an encouraging sign for economic growth. Gains in energy production and stronger sales of American-made airplanes, autos and machinery lifted exports to an all-time high.
President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that Venezuela's minimum wage was being hiked by 10 percent in a bid to keep up with Latin America's highest inflation rate.
Monday, January 6, 2014
A GMO labeling battle is rumbling in the United States, with those demanding full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food products pitted against big companies.
Fran Gelman was headed to the beach Thursday, even as a winter snowstorm was nearing. For the past 26 years, Gelman and her husband, Andrew, have taken the two-hour drive from their primary residence in Wilmington, Delaware, to their Jersey Shore home, where they spend the weekends going to the local restaurants, riding bikes on the Boardwalk and visiting Atlantic City casinos.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday predicted a stronger year for the U.S. economy in 2014, saying several factors that have held back growth appear to be abating.
Automakers are going to have to work a little harder for your business in 2014. After four years of strong sales increases — and limited discounts — as the economy improved, U.S. demand for new cars and trucks is expected to slow this year. That could mean better deals for buyers as car companies fight to increase their share of the market.