Economy

The Latest: White House reacts to Steve Bannon comments

Aug 17, 2017

A White House spokeswoman says Steve Bannon's comments "stand on their own."

Better than expected, barely good enough: Profits and stocks

Aug 17, 2017

Companies are in the midst of reporting some of their strongest profit growth in years, and the results have been even better than analysts expected

Markets Right Now: Stocks slide on Wall Street

Aug 17, 2017

Stocks are falling on Wall Street, led by declines in technology companies, retailers and banks.

Average US mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 3.89 pct.

Aug 17, 2017

Average US mortgage rates edge lower this week; 30-year at 3.89 pct.

US stocks slip after results from Wal-Mart and Cisco

Aug 17, 2017

US stocks start lower as Wal-Mart's results weigh on retailers and a disappointing sales forecast from Cisco Systems puts pressure on technology companies

US weekly requests for jobless aid down 12,000 to 232,000

Aug 17, 2017

Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. The Labor Department says that weekly unemployment applications fell by 12,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 232,000.

European Central Bank still concerned about low inflation

Aug 17, 2017

An account of the European Central Bank's last meeting shows its policymakers were still concerned that inflation was too low

UK retail sales grow modestly as consumers remain cautious

Aug 17, 2017

Official figures are showing that retail sales in Britain rose by a solid if unspectacular 0.3 percent in July from the month before

China warns Washington against 'trade war'

Aug 17, 2017

China's government has warned Washington 'there is no winner in a trade war' after an aide to President Donald Trump called in published comments for a tougher stance toward Beijing

Global shares meander after upbeat Japan trade report

Aug 17, 2017

Global shares meander after Wall St. gains, upbeat Japan trade data

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