Economy

Retailers, tech, health care companies lead US stocks higher

Aug 16, 2017

US stocks are rising as retailers including Urban Outfitters recover from their stumble a day ago

Target says turnaround efforts are bringing shoppers back

Aug 16, 2017

Target, which is remodeling stores and bolstering its online operations, showed signs Wednesday that the moves are starting to win back shoppers.

US home construction slumped in July

Aug 16, 2017

US housing starts fell 4.8 percent in July as apartment construction plunged

Squeeze on UK living standards eases as wages pick up

Aug 16, 2017

Squeeze on living standards in Britain since last year's Brexit vote abates somewhat as wage growth picks up

Global stocks higher after US indexes take small losses

Aug 16, 2017

Global stock markets are mostly higher after US indexes took small losses and Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions

Russian ex-minister on trial lays the blame on Putin ally

Aug 16, 2017

A Russian ex-economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million cash bribe has accused the head of Russia's largest oil company of setting him up

Vietnam fires vice trade minister amid graft crackdown

Aug 16, 2017

Vietnam's vice trade minister has been fired for alleged wrongdoing as the ruling Communist Party widened its crackdown on corruption

Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

Aug 15, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into the business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel after his equivocal reaction to violent racial clashes in Virginia

Pence praises Argentina as model for Latin America

Aug 15, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence praised Argentine President Mauricio Macri's "bold reform agenda" Tuesday, hailing the country as a model for the region, in contrast to the downward spiral of Venezuela.

The Latest: Pence tells Latin America the US still cares

Aug 15, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence is praising Argentina as a model for the region, in contrast to the downward spiral of Venezuela.

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