Economy

Strike expected to bring long lines to Portuguese airports

Aug 22, 2017

A trade union representing inspectors at Portugal's immigration service says a strike planned for Thursday and Friday is going ahead after the government gave no response to its demands for more staff and resources

Trump's Afghanistan strategy makes new demands on India

Aug 22, 2017

President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan war strategy included old demands on Pakistan and an entirely new ultimatum to India

US stock indexes hold steady after back-to-back down weeks

Aug 21, 2017

U.S. stock indexes were little changed in midday trading on Monday, holding relatively steady following back-to-back losses for the Standard & Poor's 500 index over the last two weeks.

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal

Aug 21, 2017

Three former U.S. health secretaries of both parties say President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress should make stabilizing health insurance marketplaces their immediate goal

Asian shares mixed ahead of Korean drills, banker meeting

Aug 21, 2017

Asian stocks are mixed as investors monitored joint military drills between U.S. and South Korean forces and awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week

Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming

Aug 21, 2017

Business economists believe that the Federal Reserve's long-awaited move to start reducing its massive bond holdings will push long-term bond rates up, but most think the impact will be fairly modest.

Kenseth puts on brave face as he's being shown the door

Aug 20, 2017

Erik Jones and Matt Kenseth had to race each other hard at Bristol in a battle that had awkward undertones

US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

Aug 20, 2017

U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history

Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new 'Obamacare' crisis

Aug 20, 2017

Former US health chiefs to Trump: Avoid creating more instability in health insurance marketplaces

Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

Aug 19, 2017

Responding to Trump's remarks about white supremacist violence could sidetrack Democrats from issues important to a wider range of voters in 2018 midterm elections