Economy

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace

Sep 20, 2019

Picketing auto workers have surrounded the massive General Motors complex for nearly a week in Flint, the automaker's birthplace

23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

Sep 20, 2019

Twenty-three states have sued to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks

Nurses staging 1-day strike at 12 hospitals in 3 states

Sep 20, 2019

Registered nurses are staging a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona, demanding better working conditions and higher wages

Stocks edge higher; S&P 500 heads for another week of gains

Sep 20, 2019

U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading as investors pushed the market toward another week of gains

Nancy Pelosi unveils an ambitious plan to lower drug prices

Sep 19, 2019

Nancy Pelosi unveils an ambitious plan to lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance

Mortgage rates boosted US home sales 1.3% in August

Sep 19, 2019

US home sales rose 1.3% in August to the highest level in 17 months

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Sep 18, 2019

President Donald Trump has announced that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators

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.