- 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.
- Europe's top economic authorities warn of risks to growth Updated: Feb-04-16 7:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Europe's top economic authorities warned Thursday of the dangers to the region from the slowdown in China, weak inflation and heightened geopolitical uncertainties.
- 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.
- Insider Q&A: KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger on housing market Updated: Jan-24-16 6:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - The market for new U.S. homes strengthened for much of 2015, with sales rising 14.5 percent through the first 11 months of the year. Steady job growth and low mortgage rates spurred sales higher. At the same time, rising prices amid a dearth of available resale homes in many markets remain hurdles for many would-be homebuyers.
- Global policymakers seek to reassure after market turbulence Updated: Jan-23-16 11:07 am
DAVOS, Switzerland - At the end of another turbulent week in financial markets, leading global policymakers sought Saturday to ease concerns over the economic outlook for 2016 and insisted that the slowdown in China is a natural turn for an economy in transition.
- The Latest: Robot prototype draws crowds in Davos Updated: Jan-23-16 10:01 am
DAVOS, Switzerland - The latest developments from the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives and world leaders are meeting this week. All times local.
- Venezuela congress nixes Maduro request for emergency powers Updated: Jan-22-16 5:57 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro's request for emergency powers amid a plunging national economy, the depths of which were dramatized by an IMF estimate that inflation this year will top 700 percent.
- Argentine president says debt talks slower than expected Updated: Jan-22-16 4:05 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Friday that talks to reach a fair agreement with holders of the country's unpaid bond debt may be slower than anticipated.
- Weak growth and shaky markets put pressure on central banks Updated: Jan-22-16 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The world's central banks are under pressure to do something about slumping economies and panicky stock markets.
- Dairy profits fall after record-high 2014 Updated: Jan-22-16 12:01 pm
CALDWELL, Idaho - The low price of milk last year may have been good for consumers, but it was bad for Idaho dairies' profits.
- Brazil economy shed 1.5 million payroll jobs in 2015 Updated: Jan-21-16 5:18 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazil lost 1.5 million payroll jobs in 2015 amid a contracting economy that has led to high inflation and layoffs in the manufacturing and service sectors, the labor ministry said Thursday.