Economy

US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia

Dec 11, 2017

A captured fugitive is accused of dozens of federal firearms violations in Montana for allegedly exporting guns from the U.S. to customers in countries with restrictive gun laws

Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuff

Dec 11, 2017

Opposition parties in Venezuela won't be bullied out of participating in future elections, a leading anti-government politician said Monday, rejecting threats a day earlier by socialist President Nicolas Maduro

In tax push, Trump's team uses a dubious growth estimate

Dec 11, 2017

In tax push, Trump team uses growth estimate that independent analyses consider unrealistic

The Latest: Trump to make final pitch for GOP tax plan

Dec 11, 2017

President Donald Trump is making his final pitch for the Republican tax plan in a speech to the American people

US job openings slip in October, but hiring increased

Dec 11, 2017

US job openings fell in October to roughly 6 million, but hiring rose 4.4 percent

Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

Dec 11, 2017

The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could contravene some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact on international trade."

Fed set to raise rates as Yellen gives final news conference

Dec 11, 2017

Fed is set to lift rates for 3rd time this year as Yellen gives final news conference as chair

Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

Dec 11, 2017

Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress

This Week: Fed meeting, jobless claims, Costco earnings

Dec 11, 2017

This Week: Fed meeting, jobless claims, Costco earnings

As bitcoin soars, warnings of a bubble proliferate

Dec 11, 2017

Leading financial executives and economists have been saying that the price of bitcoin has been in a speculative bubble that's ready to burst any time, and yet people keep buying it