Economy

No Paris climate accord? No problem, bloc of states says

Dec 14, 2017

A program that reduces power plant emissions in the Northeast is being eyed by states looking to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

US 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate slips to 3.93 percent

Dec 14, 2017

US 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgage rate slips to 3.93 percent; 15-year unchanged at 3.36 percent

US retail sales jump in November on strong holiday sales

Dec 14, 2017

US retail sales jump 0.8 percent in November as consumers spend big for holiday shopping

Applications for US jobless aid drop by 11,000 to 225,000

Dec 14, 2017

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 to 225,000

The Latest: ECB did not discuss sudden end to stimulus

Dec 14, 2017

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says the bank's governing council "never discussed" whether the current bond-buying stimulus program would come to a sudden stop when the time comes to end it

US retail sales jump 0.8 percent in November as consumers spend big for holiday shopping

Dec 14, 2017

US retail sales jump 0.8 percent in November as consumers spend big for holiday shopping

Zimbabwe's new leader begins journey to key 2018 election

Dec 14, 2017

Zimbabwe's new leader begins journey to 2018 election as he tries to leave Mugabe's shadow

The Latest: Putin backs efforts to find kids of IS fighters

Dec 14, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports efforts to repatriate children born to Russian parents who have joined the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq

The Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader wants sanctions lifted

Dec 14, 2017

The Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader wants sanctions lifted to help revive shattered economy

Global stock markets drop after Fed rate hike

Dec 14, 2017

Global stock markets fell Thursday as traders digested a series of interest rate decisions from around the world

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
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High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
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High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

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Humidity: 87%

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Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

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High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH