- Stocks fall sharply as banks, tech sectors take a beating Updated: Feb-08-16 1:36 pm
Steep losses in financial, technology and other companies sent U.S. stocks sharply lower in afternoon trading Monday. The decline followed drops in Europe and set the market on course for its second big loss in a row. Crude oil prices slumped again.
- House panel to debate tax credit for concealed carry permit Updated: Feb-08-16 5:01 am
PHOENIX - A House panel is set to debate the merits of a tax credit for concealed carry permit holders.
- Woe is Canada as its NHL teams struggle and its dollar drops Updated: Feb-03-16 2:12 am
- Brazil president tries to ease wary nation amid Zika spread Updated: Feb-02-16 5:34 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazil's president promised a wary nation on Tuesday that no resources would be spared in the fight against Zika, addressing Congress a day after the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne virus an international emergency.
- Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics Updated: Feb-02-16 1:27 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution.
- Cheap oil buoys consumers, shakes up global governments Updated: Feb-02-16 12:02 pm
Cheap oil will be sticking around for a while.
- Midwest economic survey figures rise for 1st time in months Updated: Feb-01-16 11:18 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - January results from a survey of supply managers in nine states in the Midwest and Plains suggest some improvement in the regional economy, but the conditions apparently didn't engender much optimism from those surveyed, according to a report released Monday.
- Oil producer Azerbaijan in talks for international aid Updated: Jan-28-16 10:29 am
- Japan trade deficit falls in 2015 on lower oil import costs Updated: Jan-24-16 8:48 pm
TOKYO - Japan's trade deficit fell to its lowest level in four years in 2015, the Finance Ministry reported Monday, as import costs dropped thanks to the collapse in oil prices.
- Russian ruble keeps on falling, hits new record low Updated: Jan-21-16 10:45 am
MOSCOW - The Russian ruble hit another historic low against the dollar Thursday as currencies slid across the former Soviet Union against the backdrop of low oil prices.
- As wealthy Brazilians snap up Miami real estate, few benefit Updated: Jan-19-16 11:03 am
MIAMI - Facing a teetering economy at home, wealthy Brazilians have been pouring money into what they increasingly see as the safest place to invest: South Florida real estate.
- Iran moves assets, awaits benefits as sanctions are lifted Updated: Jan-19-16 10:25 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran successfully transferred some of the billions of dollars' worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers, the head of the country's central bank said Tuesday. But ordinary Iranians are still waiting to see how their daily lives will improve and how fast Iranian companies will gain access to financial markets worldwide.
- Rio de Janeiro Olympics facing deep cuts unseen in decades Updated: Jan-15-16 1:19 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Cuts, cuts and more cuts.
- Fed says economy expanded somewhat in 9 of 12 districts Updated: Jan-13-16 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve says the economy expanded across most of the United States in December and early January.
- China turmoil batters faith in Beijing's management skills Updated: Jan-13-16 3:57 am
BEIJING - Stock market and currency turmoil has battered Chinese leaders' reputation as shrewd economic managers and fed doubts about their willingness to push through more wrenching reforms.
- Turkmen banks halt hard currency sales as economy struggles Updated: Jan-12-16 10:27 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - Banks in the natural gas-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan have halted hard currency sales as the economy shows signs of struggling amid falling global energy prices.
- 8 reasons China and its president are off to a rocky 2016 Updated: Jan-11-16 4:23 am
BEIJING - Barely more than a week into 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping is having a rough time of it, with challenges ranging from a plummeting stock market to new provocations from obstreperous ally North Korea. While none pose an existential threat to his administration, the world will be watching to see whether he has the sophisticated touch needed to find durable solutions and maintain stability.