Economy

US stocks slip in early trading ahead of Fed announcement

Sep 20, 2017

U.S. stock indexes are slightly lower in early trading ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update

US home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, dragged down by Hurricane Harvey and shortage of properties

Sep 20, 2017

US home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, dragged down by Hurricane Harvey and shortage of properties

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Sep 20, 2017

3 things to watch for from Fed in its statement, updated forecasts and Yellen news conference

Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising

Sep 20, 2017

An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed

ECB official says stimulus withdrawal should be no drama

Sep 20, 2017

A member of the European Central Bank's rate-setting committee says that it is time to start phasing out the bank's bond-purchase stimulus efforts

Strong UK retail sales reinforces rate hike predictions

Sep 20, 2017

Retail sales in Britain rose strongly during August, easing concerns about the scale of the inflation-led consumer slowdown

Global stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results

Sep 20, 2017

Global stock markets are little changed as investors take to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement of the results of its meeting

Asian stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results

Sep 20, 2017

Asian stock markets are little changed as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of the result of its meeting

Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts

Sep 20, 2017

Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt over 10 years

Survey finds UK small business confidence on the wane

Sep 19, 2017

A lobby group for small businesses in Britain is warning that rising prices and a stuttering domestic economy are driving confidence levels down and prompting more and more entrepreneurs to "downsize, close or sell their firms."

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