- EU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook Updated: May-05-15 1:22 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts.
- Growth in US services firms picked up speed last month Updated: May-05-15 11:26 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence that the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble.
- China factory index shows fastest deterioration in a year Updated: May-03-15 11:25 pm
HONG KONG - Chinese manufacturing suffered its sharpest contraction in a year in April, raising pressure on Beijing to roll out new stimulus to keep growth in the world's No. 2 economy from slipping below the official target, a report said Monday.
- Spring awakening: US consumer spending rose in March Updated: Apr-30-15 10:19 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers boosted spending in March by the largest amount in four months, a hopeful sign that this key sector of the economy is reviving after a frigid winter.
- Spain's economy grows at fastest rate since before crisis Updated: Apr-30-15 3:55 am
MADRID - Spain's National Statistics Institute says the economy grew by 0.9 percent in the first quarter compared to the previous three-month period, its strongest rate since before the economic crisis began in 2007.
- Why some trends sapping US growth may persist, others won't Updated: Apr-30-15 12:05 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy nearly stopped growing in the January-March quarter, squeezed by a combination of factors that will either fade (a harsh winter) or persist (a stronger dollar).
- Noting slower economy, Fed appears no closer to a rate hike Updated: Apr-29-15 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve downgraded its view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. The Fed offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon.
- Agricultural Bank of China profit up 1.5 percent Updated: Apr-28-15 11:36 pm
BEIJING - Agricultural Bank of China Ltd., one of the country's four major state-owned commercial lenders, says its quarterly profit edged up just 1.5 percent as the country's economic growth slowed.
- British economy slows ahead of general election Updated: Apr-28-15 9:13 am
LONDON - Britain's economic growth slowed to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the January-March period, a drop that will be seen as a setback to the Conservative-led coalition only days before a general election.
- Nasdaq Record: Then and Now Updated: Apr-23-15 5:52 pm
NEW YORK - Fifteen years after peaking during the dot-com boom, the Nasdaq composite has reached a new all-time high.
- Global, Chinese automakers debut new car models Updated: Apr-20-15 10:13 am
SHANGHAI - Ford showed off its new Taurus and Nissan unveiled a midsize sedan designed for China on Monday at a Shanghai Auto Show that highlighted the commercial resurgence of lower-priced Chinese auto brands.
- Young professionals to pitch ideas for growing economy Updated: Apr-20-15 4:05 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Young professionals are being invited to the State House to share their ideas about how to grow Vermont's economy and young workforce.
- Economic forecast cites sluggish growth, accelerating pace Updated: Apr-16-15 2:07 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A new economic analysis and forecast says Arizona's economic growth has been sluggish recently but should pick up at an accelerating pace.
- 4 ways a surging dollar rattles world economies, markets Updated: Apr-15-15 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. dollar hasn't been on a roll like this since Ronald Reagan sat in the White House and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" ruled the box office.
- Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace Updated: Apr-15-15 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace from mid-February through the end of March although the harsh winter, the rising value of the dollar and a big plunge in oil prices were having adverse effects on some industries, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.
- China's slowdown deepens, stepping up pressure on Beijing Updated: Apr-15-15 12:04 am
BEIJING - China's economic slump deepened as manufacturing and retail sales cooled in the first quarter of this year, stepping up pressure for Beijing to keep the world's second-largest economy on track.
- IMF cuts forecast for US economy, upgrades Europe and Japan Updated: Apr-14-15 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund, citing the consequences of a strong dollar, is downgrading its outlook for the U.S. economy but raising its forecast for Europe and Japan.
- China's trade shrinks in sign of economic weakness Updated: Apr-13-15 8:08 am
BEIJING - China's trade contracted in March by an unexpectedly wide margin, adding to expectations that Beijing will launch new stimulus to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.
- Caroline Kennedy upbeat about economic growth across Asia Updated: Apr-10-15 7:53 am
WASHINGTON - Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, says surging economic growth presents America with "much opportunity" in Asia.
- Martinez signs budget boosting education, child welfare Updated: Apr-09-15 9:36 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Gov. Susana Martinez signed a $6.2 billion budget Thursday boosting spending for education, child welfare, public safety and economic development.
- Maine budget battle intensifies as Democrats unveil tax plan Updated: Apr-09-15 4:29 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democratic lawmakers released a counter-proposal to Republican Gov. Paul LePage's budget and tax overhaul plan on Thursday they said would provide more relief to middle- and lower-income families while boosting funding for schools and municipalities.
- European stocks, boosted by stimulus, hit all-time high Updated: Apr-09-15 4:26 pm
If you wanted evidence that the economy and the stock market are two different things, look no further than Europe.
- Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties Updated: Apr-08-15 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON - In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016.
- Vermont Senate advances pared-down economic development bill Updated: Apr-07-15 7:22 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate on Tuesday advanced a stripped-down economic development package, removing provisions to allow lower-wage companies to qualify for job-creation tax credits and to ease restrictions on what some environmentalists have labeled strip development.