- US, Brazil To Resolve Trade Dispute Over Cotton Subsidies
October 01 2014 2:10 AM
In 2002, Brazil filed a complaint in the World Trade Organization against U.S. trade subsidies, stating they were against global trade rules.
- JPMorgan Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Misleading Investors
September 30 2014 10:35 PM
Despite efforts to dismiss the case, a judge ruled JPMorgan will face a class-action lawsuit over $10B worth of mortgage-backed securities.
- Can Afghanistan’s Minerals Save Its Economy?
September 30 2014 1:40 PM
Afghanistan has a trillion dollars worth of assets, but security and corruption concerns dissuade would-be investors.
- Harvard Study Explains Why Income Inequality Isn't Wedge Issue
September 29 2014 2:32 PM
Survey data from Harvard offers clues about why economic inequality isn't a bigger issue in the midterm elections.
- Americans Spent More In August Than In Past 5 Months
September 29 2014 11:16 AM
Personal spending and incomes increased in August on the strength of job gains.
- US Jobless Claims Fall To 2007 Level
September 25 2014 8:54 AM
About 2.5 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week.
- US New Homes Sales Surged 18% In August
September 24 2014 12:38 PM
The unexpected boom in consumer demand for newly built residences may lift the domestic housing market for the full year.
- US New Home Construction Drops
September 18 2014 11:17 AM
U.S. home builders sought fewer permits in August, but economists say the housing recovery continues at a modest pace.
- 'Funding Hasn’t Caught Up With The Need'
September 18 2014 9:05 AM
Advocates say inadequate federal funding for child care in the U.S. most limits low-income children and parents.
- Fed To Cut Bond Buying, Hold Interest Rates Low For 'Considerable Time'
September 17 2014 2:20 PM
The doves remain in solid control of the U.S. central bank, meaning more cheap money for Wall Street, until at least next year.
- Drought-Stricken California To Regulate Groundwater
September 17 2014 12:07 PM
The trio of laws comes as California farmers and city dwellers are pumping the ground for water at a record pace.
- Federal Reserve Expected To End Bond Buying
September 17 2014 11:33 AM
The doves remain in solid control of the U.S. central bank, meaning more cheap money for Wall Street.
- As Wages Increase, Americans Still Stretch Their Dollars
September 17 2014 10:23 AM
Earnings rose the most in two years, but economists still say growth is soft and a bit disappointing.
- One In Seven American Women Lived In Poverty Last Year
September 16 2014 4:50 PM
The poverty rate for American women is at a two-decade high.
- Recovery? Poor And Middle Class Not Feeling It
September 16 2014 12:41 PM
The latest U.S. Census Bureau data show that median household incomes and the poverty rate haven't recovered from the recession.
- High School Students Who Work Earn More Later
September 15 2014 2:38 PM
High school seniors who work part time earn more on average five to 10 years after graduation than their peers who don't work.
- Rising US Income Inequality Hurting State Tax Revenues
September 15 2014 9:25 AM
A Standard & Poor's report says that "when the economy operates below its potential, state tax revenues tend to suffer."
- New Sanctions Will Stem Flow Of Big Foreign Oil Projects In Russia
September 14 2014 9:27 AM
“There is no contract sanctity,” a U.S. official said. Accordingly, companies will have 14 days to wind down activities.
- Federal Reserve May Tip Its Hand On Interest-Rate Hikes This Week
September 14 2014 7:45 AM
The U.S. Federal Reserve could signal the timing of its first interest-rate increase in more than eight years Wednesday.
- Rich Russians Skipping Vacations Amid Sanctions
September 12 2014 10:51 AM
You can't get to the French Riviera if your private jet won't take off.