Economy

White House insists 'fundamentals' of US economy are strong

Aug 20, 2019

With eyes on 2020, the White House insists the 'fundamentals' of the US economy are very strong

74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021

Aug 19, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of economists in survey see US recession by 2021

Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Aug 19, 2019

The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever

Trump economic adviser plays down fears of looming recession

Aug 18, 2019

President Donald Trump's top economic adviser is playing down fears of a looming recession after last week's sharp drop in the financial markets

Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

Aug 17, 2019

President Donald Trump has been warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, but recession may be coming before that.

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Aug 17, 2019

Representatives of more than 180 nations are meeting to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues such as the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup that is decimating shark populations

Markets Right Now: Stocks head higher at end of a wild week

Aug 16, 2019

Stocks are moving broadly higher on Wall Street at the end of a wild week but are still headed for their third losing week in a row.

Stocks move broadly higher as turbulent week nears its end

Aug 16, 2019

Stocks moved broadly higher in midday trading as investors pushed for some gains at the end of a wildly turbulent week

Trump returning to state that jump-started his 2016 bid

Aug 15, 2019

President Donald Trump is returning to the state that gave him his first presidential primary victory, looking to once again demonstrate his popularity with New Hampshire's Republican voters and to take a few cracks at his many Democratic challengers

US retail sales up solidly in a sign of consumer optimism

Aug 15, 2019

US retail sales rose a solid 0.7% in July in a sign of consumer optimism