Economy

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing

Oct 20, 2017

The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia has rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line in Adelaide as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry

George R.R. Martin mixes business, politics at film forum

Oct 20, 2017

Author and film producer George R. R. Martin is wading into the politics of film-industry tax breaks while endorsing a prominent Democratic candidate for governor of New Mexico.

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Oct 20, 2017

Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters

Last-minute rebound lifts S&P 500, Dow edge to new highs

Oct 19, 2017

A last-minute surge nudged U.S. stocks indexes mostly higher Thursday, barely extending the market's winning streak and milestone-setting run

EU leaders to May: Match Brexit promises with real proposals

Oct 19, 2017

European Union leaders have told British Prime Minister Theresa May to match her goodwill pledges to boost Brexit negotiations with concrete proposals if she wants to start discussing a future trade deal by December

Shares of United Airlines tumble after 3Q financial report

Oct 19, 2017

United Airlines' stock goes in a nosedive on forecast of weak pricing; CEO appeals for patience

Amid doctors' hunger strike, Poland may boost health budget

Oct 19, 2017

Poland's government has announced plans to significantly increase spending on health care as a hunger protest by young doctors demanding more funds for the sector entered a third week

Markets Right Now: Technology, banks lead US stocks lower

Oct 19, 2017

Technology companies and banks are leading U.S. stocks slightly lower on Wall Street.

US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

Oct 19, 2017

US unemployment claims fall by 22,000 to 222,000, lowest since March 1973

British retail sales slip amid household income squeeze

Oct 19, 2017

Official figures show that retail sales in Britain fell by a bigger than anticipated 0.8 percent in September, a drop that analysts say has its roots in the squeeze on household incomes following an inflationary spike

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