- US economy likely shrank in 1st quarter but rebound expected Updated: May-29-15 12:05 am
WASHINGTON - A brutal winter, plunging investment by energy companies and a widening trade gap likely combined to shrink the U.S. economy at the start of the year. But the slump is expected to prove short-lived.
- US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low Updated: May-28-15 9:07 am
WASHINGTON - More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.
- German consumers remain optimistic for June Updated: May-27-15 6:19 am
BERLIN - A closely-watched survey shows German consumers remain optimistic as their economic expectations and willingness to make purchases have been bolstered by robust domestic demand and low inflation rates.
- IMF upgrades Russia growth outlook Updated: May-21-15 10:34 am
MOSCOW - The International Monetary Fund predicts a less severe recession for Russia and says the country's economy will return to growth in a "mild recovery" next year.
- Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy Updated: May-20-15 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON - If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.
- UN lowers global economic growth estimate amid modest pace Updated: May-19-15 2:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is lowering its growth estimate for the global economy this year, saying its previous forecast of 3.1 percent growth in 2015 is now more likely to be 2.8 percent instead.
- Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa Updated: May-18-15 5:44 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.
- Why US economic growth has disappointed this year Updated: May-14-15 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Like an underachieving student, the U.S. economy isn't living up to the high hopes it began the year with.
- Oregon families should get $284 in tax rebates next year Updated: May-14-15 5:04 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon families should get an average of $284 in tax rebates next year, state economists said Thursday, citing a strong economy and a bump in job growth.
- Figures show New Mexico economic outlook stabilizing Updated: May-13-15 4:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - State financial analysts say an expected boost in personal and corporate taxes is helping to offset weak oil and natural gas prices, providing for a more stable revenue outlook for New Mexico.
- Greece back as a headache for improving eurozone economy Updated: May-10-15 3:05 am
LONDON - It may only account for 2 percent of the eurozone economy but Greece has a habit of punching above its weight when it comes to bruising the currency union.
- Oregon budget begins to solidify with revenue forecast Updated: May-09-15 2:02 pm
SALEM, Oregon - When they passed an education budget last month that was roundly criticized as inadequate, Oregon lawmakers promised to add extra money if economists grew more optimistic about the state's forthcoming tax collections.
- A hazy view of US economy emerges ahead of April jobs report Updated: May-07-15 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - When the government reports Friday on job growth during April, it could help clarify an increasingly nagging question:
- Italy's economy seen returning to growth in 2015 Updated: May-07-15 9:16 am
MILAN - Italy's statistics agency predicts that the eurozone's third largest economy will grow by 0.7 percent this year.
- Nevada expected to bring in $6.2B in taxes in next 2 years Updated: May-01-15 7:04 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A panel of experts said Nevada will probably bring in $6.2 billion in tax revenue over the next two years, a number that's slightly below the prediction made in December because the group is now accounting for about $156 million in tax credits that businesses might claim.
- Economist: Rhode Island is catching up in recession recovery Updated: May-01-15 2:13 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island still lags in recovering from the recession, but the state is starting to catch up with its New England neighbors, a senior economist from Moody's Analytics said Friday.
- US consumer sentiment rises on optimism over job market Updated: May-01-15 10:55 am
WASHINGTON - Optimism about the job market lifted U.S. consumer sentiment in April to its second-highest level since 2007.
- Nepal economy shattered by quake, recovery to take years Updated: Apr-30-15 3:06 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - What took moments to flatten will take years to rebuild.
- 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.