Economy

Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes

Jul 19, 2018

A new report says modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it because they import $350 billion worth of goods that are produced under suspicious circumstances

State governors delve into foreign diplomacy on trade war

Jul 19, 2018

State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico

Hawaii town hopes lava tourism will bring economic relief

Jul 19, 2018

A Hawaii community hurting from the ongoing eruption of Kilauea volcano are hoping local authorities will set up a spot for people to watch lava as a means to attract tourists

Auto industry urges US to hit brakes on proposed car tariffs

Jul 19, 2018

Automakers, dealers and suppliers unite in opposition to President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs

Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers

Jul 19, 2018

President Donald Trump is pressing U.S. companies and trade associations to bolster their job training opportunities as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Jul 19, 2018

Banks and other large U.S. stocks fell Thursday, but smaller companies climbed, which made for a mixed finish on Wall Street

Canada threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

Jul 19, 2018

Canada's government is warning the Trump administration that it will hit back if the U.S. imposes tariffs on imports of Canadian automotive products

Markets Right Now: Banks weigh on large-stock indexes

Jul 19, 2018

Banks and other large U.S. stocks fell but smaller companies climbed, making for a mixed finish on Wall Street.

Whiskey summit planned in hopes of defusing trade conflicts

Jul 19, 2018

A top whiskey industry official in Kentucky says he's worried that global trade conflicts will escalate, with the state's bourbon producers caught in the crosshairs

The Latest: GOP governor bolsters trade diplomacy with China

Jul 19, 2018

The Republican governor of Arkansas is sending the state's economic development director on an additional trip to China amid concerns about deteriorating trade and investment relations.

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