Economy

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver near record highs

Nov 18, 2019

Stocks wavered around their recent record high levels on Wall Street as traders waited for new clues about where trade talks between the U.S. and China were headed. The S&P 500 is coming off six straight weeks of gains.

US tells UN it is pulling out of Paris climate deal

Nov 4, 2019

The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement

US economy defies threats with a solid job gain for October

Nov 1, 2019

US added a solid 128,000 jobs in October despite GM strike

Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

Oct 23, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing before Congress to defend the tech giant's global ambitions as scrutiny tightens over its massive market power, privacy lapses and tolerance of speech deemed false or hateful

Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

Oct 16, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is leaving for Turkey on arguably his most significant mission yet

The Latest: Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks Kurds

Oct 14, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence says he's being dispatched to the Middle East by President Donald Trump as U.S. troops pull out of northeast Syria and Turkish forces invade

Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

Oct 13, 2019

Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators _ and they're returning to work this coming week with mixed hopes of success.

Retiree checks to rise modestly amid push to expand benefits

Oct 10, 2019

Social Security says millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase in 2020 _ and that comes to about $24 more a month more the average retired worker

Markets Right Now: Stocks extend losses on Wall Street

Oct 8, 2019

Stocks are ending lower on Wall Street as tensions rachet up again between the U.S. and China just before the two sides are set to meet again to discuss trade.

Fed's odd dilemma: Low unemployment but pressure to do more

Oct 8, 2019

The Fed's odd dilemma: Ultra-low unemployment and inflation but pressure to do more

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