GMO Labeling To Be Super-Cheap, Study Says
October 01 2014 5:54 PM
GMO labeling is estimated to cost less than a penny a day per person, according to a new study.
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.