Economy

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization

Jun 15, 2019

Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against forming a union

Trump says he plans to keep criticizing Fed over rates

Jun 14, 2019

Trump says he plans to keep criticizing Fed Chairman Powell over interest rate policy

Major oil companies commit to carbon pricing at Vatican

Jun 14, 2019

Major oil producers commit to supporting "economically meaningful" carbon pricing regimes after Vatican summit on climate change and a personal appeal from Pope Francis

US says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker

Jun 14, 2019

US military releases video it says shows Iran removing unexploded mine from targeted tanker; Iran denies involvement

US retail sales rose a solid 0.5% in May as consumers spent more on cars, electronics

Jun 14, 2019

US retail sales rose a solid 0.5% in May as consumers spent more on cars, electronics

911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus

Jun 13, 2019

California lawmakers have approved a $215 billion state budget that would spend more on health care and education, bolster the state's top firefighting agency following devastating wildfire seasons, and boost state reserves

Contents of home of imprisoned racecar driver up for sale

Jun 13, 2019

The contents of the suburban Kansas City home of a pro racecar driver imprisoned for running an illegal $2 billion payday loan operation are going up for sale later this month as the government recovers assets to pay back cheated consumers

Greek unemployment, highest in EU, dips in early 2019

Jun 13, 2019

Greek national statistics show that unemployment, long the highest in the European Union, fell in the early part of the year but still afflicts one in five Greeks

Euro gains in global use, but dollar still dominates

Jun 13, 2019

The European Central Bank says the euro has gained ground on the dollar as a global currency used for government reserves, rebounding from historic lows as U.S. sanctions deter some countries' use of the U.S. currency

China's trade rep says 'external pressures' can help economy

Jun 13, 2019

Chinese media say the country's top trade negotiator has told a forum in Shanghai that "external pressures" can help the economy

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