Economy

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Feb 14, 2018

Investors saw some new hints that inflation is increasing on Wednesday, but they still sent banks, technology firms, and consumer-focused companies climbing higher

Gov't says health costs to keep growing faster than economy

Feb 14, 2018

Gov't says U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy through 2026

Longest-serving Dutch premier, Ruud Lubbers, dies at 78

Feb 14, 2018

Ruud Lubbers, who as the Netherlands' longest-serving prime minister guided his country through economic turmoil to prosperity, has died at age 78

US inflation pressures raising expectations for rate hikes

Feb 14, 2018

US inflation pressures seem to be mounting, potentially fueling more rate hikes

Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia

Feb 14, 2018

Tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to Virginia have exploded as the state has become a top global market for data centers

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vastly overstates depth of labor pool

Feb 14, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vastly overstates depth of labor pool he's counting on for a manufacturing revival

Markets Right Now: Banks gain, leading US stocks higher

Feb 14, 2018

Stocks shook off an early decline and are mostly higher in midday trading, led by banks.

Rise in core consumer prices stokes inflation fears

Feb 14, 2018

US core consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in January, the most in a year as inflation fears intensify

Falling 0.3 pct in January, a broad decline in retail sales

Feb 14, 2018

US retail sales down 0.3 percent in January, biggest decline in 11 months, as auto sales fall

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's vast pool of idle labor is a mirage

Feb 13, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says a vast, idle labor pool wants to go to work, but that's not the reality