Economy

Celebrations planned to honor San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Dec 14, 2017

People will be able to pay their respects to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Friday as his body lies in repose at City Hall

WTO summit ends without substantial deals after US criticism

Dec 14, 2017

A World Trade Organization conference dampened from the start by criticism from the United States has ended without any substantial agreements

EPA chief jets to Morocco to help promote fossil fuel use

Dec 13, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt flew to Morocco to help encourage the North African kingdom to import liquefied natural gas from the United States

Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

Dec 13, 2017

Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent

Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation

Dec 13, 2017

As inflation in Venezuela reaches catastrophic heights, thousands have begun turning to the world of cryptocurrency to salvage what little value remains from their increasingly worthless bolivars

Republican higher education bill clears first hurdle

Dec 13, 2017

Republican higher education bill that eliminates key student loan subsidies and boosts for-profit colleges passes first major hurdle in House

How major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday

Dec 13, 2017

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday, as gains among grocery stores and other consumer-focused companies outweighed losses by banks

Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

Dec 13, 2017

A report from a real estate company says prices for condos in Trump buildings with his gilded name above the door are falling in the first year of his presidency.

Markets Right Now: Financial markets steady after rate hike

Dec 13, 2017

Financial markets were holding steady in afternoon trading after the Federal Reserve nudged interest rates higher and said the U.S. economy was on sound footing.

Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent

Dec 13, 2017

Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
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High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
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High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH