Economy

Democrats push ahead with short-term bill to avoid shutdown

Sep 17, 2019

Democrats controlling the House are keeping a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown free of controversy

EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy

Sep 17, 2019

The Trump administration is poised revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as oil prices spike

Sep 16, 2019

Stocks are lower at midday Monday as oil prices spike following a weekend attack on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.

The Latest: No talks in GM-UAW contract spat; strike likely

Sep 15, 2019

Contract talks between the United Auto Workers union and General Motors broke off Sunday and haven't resumed, meaning the union's first national strike since 2007 is very likely

Walz says Japan can't pick up US-China trade war slack

Sep 13, 2019

Gov. Tim Walz says his just-concluded trade trip to Japan and South Korea was productive and thinks it will lead to new business eventually

US stocks are mixed as health care gains, tech drops

Sep 13, 2019

U.S. stocks gave a mixed performance in early trading on Friday as health care, banks and industrial companies gained ground and offset a decline in technology stocks

US, China exchange goodwill gesture ahead of trade talks

Sep 13, 2019

US, China exchange goodwill gestures ahead of October trade talks

US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%

Sep 12, 2019

US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year average at 3.56%

The Fed and ECB aim to avoid downturns but with limited ammo

Sep 12, 2019

Fed and European Central Bank fight against slowing global growth with limited ammo

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on trade talk hopes

Sep 12, 2019

Stocks are rising early on Wall Street Thursday as the U.S. and China made what could be considered goodwill gestures ahead of upcoming talks about their trade dispute.