- Main Street holds up as Wall Street struggles, for a change Updated: Feb-13-16 10:57 am
NEW YORK - Wall Street is hurting, and Main Street doesn't care. It's got burgers and cars to buy.
- US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop Updated: Feb-12-16 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
- Opponents urge lawmakers to snuff out tobacco tax increase Updated: Feb-11-16 8:39 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's tobacco tax could more than double under a bill that is drawing praise from health officials but strong criticism from retailers, grocers and smokers.
- Hearing focuses on proposed ban on some animal products Updated: Feb-11-16 6:03 pm
BOSTON - While both critics and supporters of a proposed ban on the sale of food products from farms that keep animals in overly restrictive cages say the measure would likely raise egg prices in Massachusetts, supporters contend consumers would barely notice the increases.
- What a recession does to your money Updated: Feb-11-16 4:29 pm
NEW YORK - If we are indeed in the midst of a recession - and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun - stocks likely still have a long way to go down.
- Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments Updated: Feb-11-16 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies.
- Kenai Peninsula remains top location for affordable housing Updated: Feb-11-16 7:25 am
KENAI, Alaska - While the price for homes is cheaper in Fairbanks, purchasing a home in the Kenai Peninsula Borough may be the most affordable option statewide.
- Sweden cuts key interest rate further below zero Updated: Feb-11-16 7:17 am
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's central bank, worried about a long period of low inflation, decided Thursday to cut its key interest further below zero to a record minus 0.50 percent - and didn't rule out further action.
- Q&A: Assessing Yellen's concerns about economy and markets Updated: Feb-11-16 12:16 am
WASHINGTON - What's likely keeping Janet Yellen up at night?
- Energy loans likely to cause further losses for big banks Updated: Feb-05-16 12:52 pm
NEW YORK - The nation's six largest banks have hit an oil slick.
- Texas, nationwide gasoline prices continue to decline Updated: Feb-04-16 1:03 pm
COPPELL, Texas - Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide continue to slide amid declining crude oil prices.
- US productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in Q4 Updated: Feb-04-16 9:32 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015, closing out a fifth straight year of weak gains in worker efficiency.
- Cheap oil buoys consumers, shakes up global governments Updated: Feb-02-16 12:02 pm
Cheap oil will be sticking around for a while.
- Vice chair: Global concerns led Fed to keep rates unchanged Updated: Feb-01-16 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON - A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the global economic outlook led the central bank to leave a key interest rate unchanged last week.
- Editorials from around Oregon Updated: Feb-01-16 12:48 pm
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers.
- Gasoline prices in North Dakota still below national average Updated: Feb-01-16 10:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Retail gasoline prices in North Dakota continue to slide.
- US consumer spending flat, savings rate at 3-year high Updated: Feb-01-16 9:21 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers kept their spending flat in December and instead boosted their savings rate to the highest level in three years.
- Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy Updated: Jan-29-16 5:40 am
TOKYO - The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a stumbling economic recovery.
- Malaysia cuts growth forecast, cuts budget as oil slides Updated: Jan-28-16 3:36 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia on Thursday cut its 2016 growth forecast and slashed spending plans as the economy reels from the slump in oil prices, dealing a new setback to embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.
- Fed voices concern about global economic pressures Updated: Jan-27-16 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve sounded a note of concern Wednesday about how global pressures could affect a slowing U.S. economy, while keeping a key interest rate unchanged.
- Walker permanent fund plan gets 1st hearing by Senate panel Updated: Jan-26-16 10:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee said Tuesday that he wants to vet several ideas surrounding the use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings.
- Low grain prices make conservation program more attractive Updated: Jan-26-16 1:11 pm
ADRIAN, Minnesota - Low grain prices are making it more attractive for Minnesota farmers to put their land in a program that pays them to replant it with trees and grasses benefiting wildlife and reducing erosion.
- American consumers showing more confidence in economy Updated: Jan-26-16 10:57 am
WASHINGTON - A strong job market and low gasoline prices helped boost U.S. consumer confidence again this month.
- US home prices rise in November; all-time highs in 4 cities Updated: Jan-26-16 9:43 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices increased at a faster clip in November, the gains fueled by solid hiring growth, historically low mortgage rates and a shortage of houses on the market.
- Survey shows continued drop in food prices in Kentucky Updated: Jan-26-16 4:01 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The Kentucky Farm Bureau says retail food prices across the state were down again at the end of 2015.