Economy

Technology companies lead early slide in US stocks; oil down

Oct 19, 2017

Technology companies are leading an early slide in U.S. stocks as the market pulls back from its latest record highs

US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

Oct 19, 2017

US unemployment claims fall by 22,000 to 222,000, lowest since March 1973

Senate Republicans cruise toward passage of budget plan

Oct 19, 2017

Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes

Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing

Oct 19, 2017

Australian car making to soon end with closing of GM plant after 90 years

British retail sales slip amid household income squeeze

Oct 19, 2017

Official figures show that retail sales in Britain fell by a bigger than anticipated 0.8 percent in September, a drop that analysts say has its roots in the squeeze on household incomes following an inflationary spike

Global shares mostly lower as data shows China growth slowed

Oct 19, 2017

Global stock markets are mostly lower as data showed that China's quarterly growth slowed slightly

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

Oct 19, 2017

How's that? Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance, experts say

Bank of Korea raises South Korea's outlook on strong exports

Oct 19, 2017

South Korea's central bank says Asia's fourth-largest economy is likely to grow 3.0 percent this year bolstered by robust exports in the manufacturing sector

China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

Oct 19, 2017

China's ruling communists juggling conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

Japan trade surplus leaps on strong exports to rest of Asia

Oct 19, 2017

Japan trade surplus leaps on strong exports of cars, machinery to rest of Asia, US