- State gas tax to increase 1 cent due to inflation Updated: May-05-15 4:39 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's gas tax is increasing by one cent due to inflation.
- Kansas and Missouri beef farmers cashing in on high prices Updated: May-05-15 8:49 am
LA CYGNE, Kansas - If beef is on the menu, firing up the grill this year will cost you more than ever before.
- Australia cuts interest rate to record low 2 percent Updated: May-05-15 2:25 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2 percent on Tuesday in a bid to jolt the nation's economy which is weighed by falling commodity prices and weakening demand from China.
- Low milk prices, glutted market put strain on dairy farmers Updated: May-03-15 9:16 am
WEST CHARLTON, New York - In an online profile of "Our Farmers," New York City milk bottler Elmhurst Dairy tells the story of how David Wood bought his first two calves as a part-time hobby in 1970 and grew his Saratoga County farm to more than a thousand Holsteins, whose milk is trucked every day to its plant in Queens.
- Venezuela raises minimum wage 30 pct amid raging inflation Updated: May-01-15 9:07 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro raised Venezuela's minimum wage Friday for the second time this year to help workers being battered by the world's highest inflation.
- 1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs Updated: May-01-15 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON - More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities.
- Japan inflation edges up as BOJ keeps policy unchanged Updated: May-01-15 12:43 am
TOKYO - Japan's core inflation rate edged up in March and unemployment eased slightly, according to data released Friday, offering glimmers of promise for the world's No. 3 economy as it struggles to get growth back on track after years of stagnation.
- Japan sees uptick in core inflation in March to 2.2 percent Updated: Apr-30-15 9:13 pm
TOKYO - Japan says its core inflation rate - excluding food prices - edged higher in March to 2.2 percent. But taking into account a tax hike a year ago, prices remain almost flat.
- 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.
- 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.
- PetroChina profit down 82 percent on low oil price Updated: Apr-27-15 11:29 pm
BEIJING - State-owned PetroChina Ltd., Asia's biggest oil and gas producer, says its quarterly profit declined 82 percent from a year earlier due to a sharp decline in oil prices.
- Amid downturn in oil prices, Wyoming economy still grows Updated: Apr-27-15 9:20 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming's economy has added jobs over the past year despite a decrease in oil prices.
- Oil, gas, power, prices: big themes from energy meeting Updated: Apr-24-15 5:47 pm
HOUSTON - In the year since the energy industry last gathered for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming.
- Retail gasoline prices jump 8 cents this week across Texas Updated: Apr-23-15 12:43 pm
COPPELL, Texas - Retail gasoline prices across Texas and nationwide have jumped 8 cents per gallon this week.
- San Fran housing rent up a sizzling 14.8 pct. in 12 months Updated: Apr-22-15 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Almost no one is moving to San Francisco to save money.
- US home sales bounced back in March, but can the gain last? Updated: Apr-22-15 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing.
- A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01 Updated: Apr-20-15 6:41 am
After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief - $2.01 in savings to be exact.
- Higher US gas prices sparked modest inflation in March Updated: Apr-17-15 10:31 am
WASHINGTON - Higher-priced gasoline slightly boosted consumer prices in March, a sign that some of the effects of cheaper oil are fading and that inflation may be edging up to healthier levels.
- Why your rent will rise again this year Updated: Apr-16-15 6:52 pm
LOS ANGELES - Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again.
- REITs and rising rates: Pushing against conventional wisdom Updated: Apr-16-15 4:40 pm
NEW YORK - Are real-estate mutual funds going to see a price drop?
- Consumers buying more organic products despite high prices Updated: Apr-15-15 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says.
- 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.
- Protester rushes ECB chief Draghi at press conference Updated: Apr-15-15 12:43 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - It was supposed to be the European Central Bank's first calm meeting in months. President Mario Draghi was to explain how smoothly the bank's stimulus program was going.
- European Central Bank to stress: No way we'll taper stimulus Updated: Apr-15-15 7:55 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Europe's economic outlook is finally beginning to brighten a little. But don't expect European Central Bank head Mario Draghi to sound all that excited when he takes the stage Wednesday for his latest news conference.
- More expensive gas lifts wholesale prices in March Updated: Apr-14-15 9:33 am
WASHINGTON - Higher gas costs drove up wholesale prices last month, ending a string of four straight declines.