Economics

Orders from other eurozone countries were down 1.2 percent.
by The Associated Press
12:38pm
12.7.2017
A new book argues that most economists ignored that global free trade, for all its benefits, inevitably ends up depressing some industries and communities.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
1:05pm
12.6.2017
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But they are increasingly worried that a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement will take a toll on growth.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
2:45pm
12.5.2017
Record imports lifted the U.S. trade deficit to $48.7 billion in October, highest since January.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
10:36am
12.5.2017
American factories grew more slowly in November but still appear healthy.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
2:50pm
12.1.2017
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Chinese manufacturing activity accelerated in November, a survey showed Thursday, adding to signs of a pickup in global and domestic demand.
by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer
10:59am
11.30.2017
Yellen's congressional testimony was a strong signal that the central bank is ready to boost its policy rate for a third time this year.
by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer
3:06pm
11.29.2017
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Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell last month for the first time since July, pulled down by plummeting orders for commercial aircraft.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
10:21am
11.22.2017
U.S. industrial production jumped a solid 0.9 percent in October as factory activity recovered from the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer
2:52pm
11.16.2017
Sales, meanwhile, rose at a healthy clip, a sign that companies may need to order more goods in the coming months.
by Matt Ott, Associated Press
3:09pm
11.15.2017
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Americans are spending more freely as confidence in the economy has jumped in the past year and the unemployment rate is at a 17-year low.
by Christopher Rugaber, AP Economics Writer
2:59pm
11.15.2017
Manufacturing activity in New York expanded at a slower pace this month but remains at a healthy level.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
10:35am
11.15.2017
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China's president drew loud applause when he urged support for the "multilateral trading regime" and progress toward a free-trade zone in the Asia-Pacific.
by The Associated Press
12:57pm
11.10.2017
As one of his first acts as president, Trump rejected the far-reaching Pacific Rim trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
by Jill Colvin & Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press
10:47am
11.10.2017
The Senate measure includes a one-year delay in changing the corporate tax rate, which is being lowered from 35 percent to 20 percent.
by Andrew Taylor & Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
2:51pm
11.9.2017
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President Donald Trump arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid mounting U.S. trade complaints.
by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer
11:02am
11.8.2017
Exports rose 1.1 percent to $196.8 billion, the highest level since December 2014. But imports rose more: up 1.2 percent to $240.3 billion.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
2:32pm
11.6.2017
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Aside from a 2015-2016 industrial recession, industrial distributors and suppliers have often cited tax burdens and regulations as hurdles to business growth.
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10:45am
11.6.2017
Jerome Powell currently serves on the Federal Reserve board of governors.
by Newsy
10:21am
11.6.2017
A key category that tracks business investment plans jumped by the largest amount in more than a year.
by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer
10:29am
11.3.2017
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A monthly survey of business leaders suggests that continued to improve last month for nine Midwestern and Plains states.
by The Associated Press
2:47pm
11.2.2017
The Institute for Supply Management said that its manufacturing index dipped to 58.7 in October from a 13-year high 60.8 in September.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
2:32pm
11.1.2017
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The economy managed to expand at a healthy rate last quarter despite the damage inflicted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer
3:09pm
10.30.2017
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods made the biggest gain in three months, led by a big increase in orders for commercial aircraft.
by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer
1:48pm
10.25.2017
Caterpillar Inc.'s third-quarter profit surged on demand for construction equipment.
by The Associated Press
10:30am
10.24.2017
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Over the past year, industrial production has risen just 1.6 percent — largely a reflection of the hurricanes over the past two months.
by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer
10:18am
10.17.2017
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months.
by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer
2:36pm
10.16.2017
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Manufacturing activity in New York expanded at the fastest pace in three years.
by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer
10:20am
10.16.2017
President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement if he can't get what he wants in a renegotiation.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
10:34am
10.12.2017
President Donald Trump will pitch his tax plan as a boon for truckers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
by Jill Colvin & Josh Boak, The Associated Press
10:35am
10.11.2017
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