By Joseph Lawler | 09/17/14 08:52 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday that consumer prices rose 1.7 percent for the year ending in August. The Consumer Price Index fell at a 0.2 percent annual rate in August, adjusted for seasonal variation.
By Sean Higgins | 09/16/14 05:34 PM
Democrats and liberal activists have added a new argument to their litany of complaints against the Trans-Pacific Partnership; that an international trade deal being negotiated by the White House would hurt states' rights.
09/17/14 12:45 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, buoyed by reports that China is providing liquidity to major banks and hopes that the Federal Reserve will not speed up plans to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent to 15,929.85...
09/16/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. But people in China and other developing countries are far more convinced that it delivers jobs and higher wages. That's according to a Pew Research Center international survey released Tuesday. The...
09/16/14 05:30 PM
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy says it has received more than one proposal in its latest attempt to enlist the private sector to redevelop the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's shuttered prison. It isn't saying much else, though, because the proposals are cloaked in secrecy. Tom Kreidel, spokesman...
09/16/14 05:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — New York state is a national leader in helping thousands of unaccompanied migrant children who have fled Central America for the United States, but more funding is needed to give them a normal life, advocates told state legislators Tuesday. Organizations that provide shelter,...
09/16/14 05:15 PM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The economy along Mississippi's Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state's other metropolitan areas. The figures, released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/16/14 04:55 PM
In one of his first speeches as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro joined other members of the Obama administration in warning that it now is too difficult to qualify for a home loan.
09/16/14 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities trimmed their holdings in July after hitting a record level in June. The two biggest purchasers, China and Japan, both cut back. The Treasury Department said Tuesday in its monthly report that foreign holdings dipped 0.3 percent in...
09/16/14 03:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. In a news...
09/16/14 03:46 PM
PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence on Tuesday in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided his Socialist Party. The government's once comfortable margin was diluted in the 269-244 vote, with 53 abstentions. The result...
By John Stossel | 09/16/14 02:44 PM
America needs immigrants. Immigrants co-founded most of Silicon Valley's start-ups. The Patent Office says immigrants invent things at twice the rate of native-born Americans.
09/16/14 02:31 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York court administrators have adopted new filing requirements for debt collectors meant to prevent unfair claims and defaults in credit card collection cases against consumers. New rules announced Tuesday require creditors to submit affidavits with detailed proof of the...
09/16/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time." The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in...
By Paul Bedard | 09/16/14 01:37 PM
Declaring that "there is no reason to be coy," populist Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday presented a meaty agenda that could become his 2016 presidential platform.
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