Economy

Budget office estimates US deficit just under $1 trillion

Oct 7, 2019

The U.S. government ran a budget deficit of just under $1 trillion in the just-closed fiscal year

US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade

Oct 7, 2019

The United States and Japan have signed a limited trade agreement, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when President Donald Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fact-challenged week over impeachment

Oct 5, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Facts are getting lost as Trump turns to a familiar playbook to defend against an impeachment inquiry

US construction spending up slight 0.1% in August

Oct 1, 2019

US construction spending up just 0.1% in August, dragged by weak nonresidential building

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip on consumer confidence drop

Sep 24, 2019

Stocks are lower at midday on Wall Street Tuesday as a sharp drop in a reading on U.S. consumer confidence outweighs optimism surrounding U.S.-China trade negotiations

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace

Sep 20, 2019

Picketing auto workers have surrounded the massive General Motors complex for nearly a week in Flint, the automaker's birthplace

23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

Sep 20, 2019

Twenty-three states have sued to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks

Nurses staging 1-day strike at 12 hospitals in 3 states

Sep 20, 2019

Registered nurses are staging a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona, demanding better working conditions and higher wages

Stocks edge higher; S&P 500 heads for another week of gains

Sep 20, 2019

U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading as investors pushed the market toward another week of gains

Nancy Pelosi unveils an ambitious plan to lower drug prices

Sep 19, 2019

Nancy Pelosi unveils an ambitious plan to lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance

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