Economy

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

Aug 22, 2017

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, and some of the biggest gains went to retailers and technology companies.

Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

Aug 22, 2017

The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is

S. Korea says no to US request to discuss renegotiating FTA

Aug 22, 2017

South Korea's top trade negotiator says Seoul will not discuss renegotiation of the free trade agreement with the U.S. without first looking into what is really causing the trade imbalance

Strike expected to bring long lines to Portuguese airports

Aug 22, 2017

A trade union representing inspectors at Portugal's immigration service says a strike planned for Thursday and Friday is going ahead after the government gave no response to its demands for more staff and resources

Iran says only 5 days needed to ramp up uranium enrichment

Aug 22, 2017

Iranian state television is quoting the country's atomic chief as saying the Islamic Republic would need only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent _ a level at which the material could start to be used for a nuclear weapon

Trump's Afghanistan strategy makes new demands on India

Aug 22, 2017

President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan war strategy included old demands on Pakistan and an entirely new ultimatum to India

US stock indexes hold steady after back-to-back down weeks

Aug 21, 2017

U.S. stock indexes were little changed in midday trading on Monday, holding relatively steady following back-to-back losses for the Standard & Poor's 500 index over the last two weeks.

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal

Aug 21, 2017

Three former U.S. health secretaries of both parties say President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress should make stabilizing health insurance marketplaces their immediate goal

Asian shares mixed ahead of Korean drills, banker meeting

Aug 21, 2017

Asian stocks are mixed as investors monitored joint military drills between U.S. and South Korean forces and awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week

Economists see only slight impact from Fed bond trimming

Aug 21, 2017

Business economists believe that the Federal Reserve's long-awaited move to start reducing its massive bond holdings will push long-term bond rates up, but most think the impact will be fairly modest.

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