Economy

Markets Right Now: Stocks gain as US-China trade hopes rise

Jan 18, 2019

US stocks are closing higher as investors get more hopeful about the state of the US-China trade dispute and industrial and technology companies rise

Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

Jan 18, 2019

Report: Federal Trade Commission considering slapping Facebook with biggest fine in agency's history for privacy violations

The Latest: Trump cancels US delegation's trip to Davos

Jan 17, 2019

President Donald Trump has canceled the U.S. delegation's trip later this month to an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hopes for tariff cuts

Jan 17, 2019

US stocks are closing higher after a report the US could lower tariffs on Chinese imports

Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

Jan 17, 2019

Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5

Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

Jan 17, 2019

Microsoft pledges $500 million to address homelessness in Seattle

In tough speech, new governor sees need to rebuild Kansas

Jan 17, 2019

New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly sees need to rebuild Kansas, says state faces child welfare emergency, is unprepared for economic downturn

SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

Jan 17, 2019

SpaceX says it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles, dealing another blow to the local economy only days after the company announced massive layoffs

Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty

Jan 16, 2019

Fed survey cites rising concerns about stock market volatility and political uncertainty

Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall Street

Jan 16, 2019

Strong earnings from several big banks powered more gains on Wall Street, with Goldman Sachs and Bank of America leading the way.

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