All posts tagged "Economy"
Get used to it: Economists see “new normal” of slow growth
Americans should get used to a “new normal” of slow economic growth, business economists say. The median estimate from economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics calls for the American economy to grow 2.2 percent...
- Posted December 5, 2016
Global markets steady in quiet trading on US holiday
By Eileen Ng KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Global stock markets were steady Thursday as the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. kept trading levels subdued. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 edged up 0.2 percent to 6,829.20 and France’s...
- Posted November 24, 2016
Obama: World Leaders Must Heed People’s Economic Fears
ATHENS, Greece – Drawing a broad lesson from the election of Donald Trump, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that world leaders need to pay attention to people’s very real fears of economic dislocation and inequality in the...
- Posted November 15, 2016
Pay for US workers across much of economy is climbing
Pay is rising for the bottom 40 percent of earners
- Posted November 5, 2016
Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on economic growth
WASHINGTON – Few Americans feel satisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, making it a central focus in the presidential election between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. The economy has improved over the past...
- Posted October 25, 2016
Changes coming to prepaid card market
Prepaid debit card issuers will have to provide their users with basic account information like balances and transaction history free of charge.
- Posted October 16, 2016
‘Economic Bubble’? Spain Nears 300 Days Without a Govt
MADRID — Spain is about to pass 300 days without a government. But guess what? Few Spaniards seem bothered by that as the country’s economy roars ahead. Spanish cities are boasting of packed cafes and restaurants, thriving...
- Posted October 14, 2016
With fall of the pound, UK consumers are in for a shock
British currency is now down more than 18% against the dollar since June 23
- Posted October 11, 2016
For Showing How Contracts Work Best, 2 Economists Win Nobel
STOCKHOLM – Let insiders easily cash in stock options, as Enron did, and you risk seeing executives abandon a failing company. Encourage contractors to sacrifice quality to cut costs and you might cause problems like those that led...
- Posted October 10, 2016
Global Finance Leaders Contending with Anti-Trade Backlash
WASHINGTON — World finance officials, still searching for ways to rejuvenate a sluggish global economy, now face the added problem of dealing with a growing anti-trade backlash that threatens to make the economic situation worse. Officials say...
- Posted October 7, 2016