Economy

Retiree checks to rise modestly amid push to expand benefits

Oct 10, 2019

Social Security says millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase in 2020 _ and that comes to about $24 more a month more the average retired worker

Markets Right Now: Stocks extend losses on Wall Street

Oct 8, 2019

Stocks are ending lower on Wall Street as tensions rachet up again between the U.S. and China just before the two sides are set to meet again to discuss trade.

Fed's odd dilemma: Low unemployment but pressure to do more

Oct 8, 2019

The Fed's odd dilemma: Ultra-low unemployment and inflation but pressure to do more

Budget office estimates US deficit just under $1 trillion

Oct 7, 2019

The U.S. government ran a budget deficit of just under $1 trillion in the just-closed fiscal year

US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade

Oct 7, 2019

The United States and Japan have signed a limited trade agreement, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when President Donald Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fact-challenged week over impeachment

Oct 5, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Facts are getting lost as Trump turns to a familiar playbook to defend against an impeachment inquiry

US construction spending up slight 0.1% in August

Oct 1, 2019

US construction spending up just 0.1% in August, dragged by weak nonresidential building

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip on consumer confidence drop

Sep 24, 2019

Stocks are lower at midday on Wall Street Tuesday as a sharp drop in a reading on U.S. consumer confidence outweighs optimism surrounding U.S.-China trade negotiations

The Latest: British PM questions Thomas Cook bosses' pay

Sep 23, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a "huge effort" is underway to bring home British tourists and passengers stranded abroad by the sudden collapse of travel company Thomas Cook

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace

Sep 20, 2019

Picketing auto workers have surrounded the massive General Motors complex for nearly a week in Flint, the automaker's birthplace

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