Economy

Markets Right Now: Stocks have their 2nd worst fall of 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Stocks slide, leaving the market with its 2nd-biggest decline of the year

Better than expected, barely good enough: Profits and stocks

Aug 17, 2017

Companies are in the midst of reporting some of their strongest profit growth in years, and the results have been even better than analysts expected

Lebanon prepares for Syria's post-war construction windfall

Aug 17, 2017

Lebanon seeks jump aboard wagon of Syria's reconstruction boom, once peace arrives

The Latest: White House reacts to Steve Bannon comments

Aug 17, 2017

A White House spokeswoman says Steve Bannon's comments "stand on their own."

Average US mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 3.89 pct.

Aug 17, 2017

Average US mortgage rates edge lower this week; 30-year at 3.89 pct.

Walmart's online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

Aug 17, 2017

Walmart's online sales soar 60 percent as it seeks to fend off Amazon

US weekly requests for jobless aid down 12,000 to 232,000

Aug 17, 2017

Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. The Labor Department says that weekly unemployment applications fell by 12,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 232,000.

European Central Bank still concerned about low inflation

Aug 17, 2017

An account of the European Central Bank's last meeting shows its policymakers were still concerned that inflation was too low

Global stocks slip as investors digest central bank reports

Aug 17, 2017

Global stock markets mostly lower as investors digest accounts of US and eurozone central banks' meetings

UK retail sales grow modestly as consumers remain cautious

Aug 17, 2017

Official figures are showing that retail sales in Britain rose by a solid if unspectacular 0.3 percent in July from the month before

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