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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Under a Moody's model, Hillary Clinton beats Donald Trump. The oldest model picks the GOP nominee to win, though it may be proved wrong, its creator says, because Trump is so outside the mainstream.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Banks around the world are being warned to review their computer security systems. SWIFT, the Brussels-based organization that facilitates bank-to-bank transfers, told banking clients of another cyberattack, this time on a commercial bank. In February, hackers managed to steal $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh.
Friday, April 29, 2016
As opposed to renegotiating trade deals, some economists argue a better approach would be to support those who've lost jobs. The U.S. has underfunded employment programs, compared to other economies.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
After months of negotiations, Volkswagen has reached a deal with U.S. authorities on most of the cars involved in its diesel emissions scandal. The agreement covers nearly 500,000 2-liter engine cars. Owners will get to choose between having VW buy back their vehicles or having their cars fixed. But owners still don't know how much VW will offer in the buyback, or what the terms of a fix will be.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
In January, International Monetary Fund economists thought the global economy would grow 3.4 percent this year, but now they've ratcheted back that forecast.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Global organizations have been trying to rein in the abuse that costs governments hundreds of billions of dollars. But the Panama Papers revelations show the extent to which more work is needed.
Friday, March 18, 2016
To start a small business, you'll need lots of time and a passion for what you do. From turning a hobby into cash to running a franchise, we share tips from people who've found success.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Recent forecasts for global growth have been ratcheted down, even as oil prices sink lower and put more money in consumers' wallets. Economists see several factors changing things.
Friday, March 04, 2016
The pace of job creation picked up in February as employers added 242,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent. Wages, which had shown a healthy increase in January, pulled back.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
U.S. consumers are enjoying extremely low gasoline prices, but the big drop in oil prices is causing hardship in nations that depend on oil production to fund their governments and so...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The price of oil is up on news that four major producers are talking about freezing production at January levels. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela and Qatar want to limit production to...
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Stock markets around the world were down again Thursday. In the U.S., the Dow and the S&P were down about 2 percent at mid-day. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is on Capitol Hill b...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear in congressional testimony Wednesday she sees an economy that faces increased risk. Her assessment was sufficiently downbeat to practical...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
When you pull up to the gas pump, low oil prices may make you smile. Low prices are wreaking havoc in oil states. We check in with a big oil field services firm based in Texas to assess the damage.
Friday, February 05, 2016
After a hiring spree in the final three months of 2015, U.S. employers added just 151,000 jobs last month.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy to combat climate change will require trillions of dollars in investment. Cheap prices for fossil fuels are making that transition a bit more complicated.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Stock markets are often seen as a predictor of what's ahead for the economy. But some say this year's falling markets are crying wolf. "I think financial markets have overreacted," says one economist.
Friday, January 15, 2016
China's slowdown and plummeting oil prices have investors spooked, and some are heading for the exits. There's concern the selloff in stocks signals tougher times ahead for the U.S. economy.
Friday, January 08, 2016
After a frightening week for global financial markets, the U.S. economy showed real strength on Friday when the Labor Department released the December jobs report. It showed employers...