- The Latest: Stocks up, euro drops as ECB eyes more stimulus Updated: Sep-03-15 9:05 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy (all times local):
- US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July Updated: Sep-03-15 8:52 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones.
- 'Slave Trade' video game altered after social media backlash Updated: Sep-03-15 8:25 am
LOS ANGELES - An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship.
- As ECB holds rates, reports show euro economy holding up Updated: Sep-03-15 8:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank kept its interest rates at record lows on Thursday, as expected, after reports showed the eurozone economy held up better than many had expected over the summer months.
- State economist says ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach Updated: Sep-03-15 7:42 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In wake of the announcement by energy company ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska, a state economist said the damage could have been worse.
- World stocks gain amid China holiday, eyes on ECB Updated: Sep-03-15 7:38 am
LONDON - World stocks rose Thursday as a holiday in China gave investors a break from its torrid markets and the European Central Bank was expected to confirm its willingness to provide more stimulus to the eurozone, if needed.
- Afghanistan hosts regional economic forum Updated: Sep-03-15 6:37 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Officials from more than 30 nations and 40 international organizations gathered in the Afghan capital Thursday for a regional economic conference to explore ways of rebuilding the country after more than 40 years of war.
- Gov. Haslam meets with top leaders on Israel trade mission Updated: Sep-03-15 4:06 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam says conversations he's having with some of Israel's top leaders are helpful in understanding international economic development opportunities and challenges.
- Grant to help Kentucky businesses make overseas sales Updated: Sep-03-15 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky has received a $400,000 federal grant aimed at helping businesses market their products around the world.
- IMF: China, tumbling commodity prices threaten world economy Updated: Sep-02-15 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON - China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday.
- Haslam administration touts 'low-cost labor' in Tennessee Updated: Sep-02-15 7:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - While Republican Gov. Bill Haslam often states his goal of bringing "high-quality jobs" to Tennessee, a document produced by his administration suggests he may be less interested in making them high-paying positions.
- Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma Updated: Sep-02-15 6:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The United States should end its ban on crude-oil exports and reduce federal regulations that are stifling an energy industry central to the nation's future economic prosperity, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday to a friendly group of mostly oil and natural gas producers.
- Navistar slumps after saying SEC may file lawsuit Updated: Sep-02-15 5:38 pm
Truck and engine maker Navistar said Wednesday that securities regulators may file a lawsuit against the company in a dispute over environmental certification of heavy-duty diesel engines.
- Fed report shows autos and housing fueling US growth Updated: Sep-02-15 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON - While U.S. housing and auto sales showed strength over the summer, manufacturers were feeling pressure from China's economic slowdown and the oil industry was squeezed by lower energy prices.
- Azar rallies to beat Next Shares at Saratoga Updated: Sep-02-15 4:30 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Alto Racing's Azar rallied to beat Next Shares by three-quarters of a length Wednesday in the Grade 2 $200,000 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.
- Q&A: What are the signs of a 'bear market' for stocks Updated: Sep-02-15 3:17 pm
The stock market's sharp downturn in recent weeks has pulled the three major U.S. stock indexes into what is known as a "correction." But when does a market correction effectively end a bull market and usher in a full-blown bear market?
- US bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in April-June quarter Updated: Sep-02-15 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. banks' earnings jumped 7.3 percent in the April-June period from a year earlier as revenues increased and the volume of soured loans banks had to write off fell to the lowest level since before the financial crisis.
- Republic shares tumble after union blocks contract vote Updated: Sep-02-15 11:22 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Shares of regional airline operator Republic Airways tumbled Wednesday after the Teamsters union declined to let pilots vote on the company's latest contract offer, raising the prospect of a bankruptcy filing.
- US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July Updated: Sep-02-15 10:19 am
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor vehicles orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.
- Survey: US businesses hired at steady pace in August Updated: Sep-02-15 9:28 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. businesses added jobs at a steady pace last month, with construction and manufacturing showing solid gains, a private survey found.
- US productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall Updated: Sep-02-15 9:21 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.
- Illinois economic index holds steady in volatile month Updated: Sep-02-15 4:08 am
URBANA, Illinois - A University of Illinois index of the state's economy remained steady in August in spite of volatile U.S. and international stock markets.
- Business groups: Smog rule would hurt Pennsylvania economy Updated: Sep-02-15 2:26 am
The federal government's proposal to reduce smog will harm Pennsylvania manufacturers and the state's broader economy, pro-business groups are warning in a new public-relations offensive against the upcoming regulations.
- China slowdown weighs on Australian growth in second quarter Updated: Sep-02-15 1:49 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's economy grew a slower-than-expected 0.2 percent in the three months through June, dragged down by waning Chinese demand for resources including iron ore and coal, government figures showed Wednesday.
- Ex-bank executive sentenced to 8 years in prison for fraud Updated: Sep-02-15 1:19 am
OAKLAND, California - A former executive of a San Francisco-based bank that received federal bailout money and was convicted of fraud has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.