By Timothy P. Carney | 09/10/14 07:53 AM
It is hard to justify government involvement in foreign purchases from Boeing when private sources of financing have never been more plentiful.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/09/14 08:36 PM
Although lawmakers in both parties are concerned about them, Democrats aren't likely to call a vote regarding "tax inversions" before the election.
By Peter Pitts | 09/08/14 03:10 PM
The economics of American healthcare are dictated by the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold makes the rules."
09/09/14 11:30 PM
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Wednesday following Wall Street's decline and weak Japanese machinery orders while investors mulled the timing of a possible U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 shed 0.4 percent to 15,686.43 and China's Shanghai Composite Index...
09/09/14 04:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing. The tally of available jobs ticked down 2,000 to 4.673...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/09/14 01:38 PM
Warren launched into an extended criticism of regulators at a Senate hearing after Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo said that he didn't know whether his agency had referred any bank executives to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution.
By Sean Higgins | 09/09/14 01:07 PM
Does the person who flips your fast-food burgers work for the guy who owns the restaurant or the corporation that the restaurant is a franchise of?
By Joseph Lawler | 09/09/14 12:18 PM
Federal regulators expect to finish writing this year a long-overdue mortgage regulation that was one of the most important provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/09/14 10:33 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings held steady in July at just under 4.7 million.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/08/14 06:57 PM
Requiring big banks to hold extra capital is required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law and the Basel III international accords on banking regulations, both of which were drafted in the wake of the 2008 crisis to prevent bank failures that threaten to bring down the financial system and...
09/08/14 04:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is taking its users shopping. The short messaging service began testing a "Buy" button Monday that lets some of its users make purchases or donate money to charities without leaving Twitter. Initial partners include music stars Eminem and Brad Paisley, retailers Home...
09/08/14 04:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A slump in energy companies is pulling the U.S. stock market slightly lower. Exxon Mobil led the declines in the Dow Jones industrial average as the price of oil fell to the lowest level since January. The Dow fell 26 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,111 Monday. The Standard &...
09/08/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers stepped up their borrowing in July, led by rising auto loans and higher credit card balances. The Federal Reserve said Monday that overall consumer borrowing jumped $26 billion in July to $3.24 trillion. The 9.7 percent increase matches April's gain as the...
09/08/14 03:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market fell Monday, pulling back from a record high reached last week. Energy stocks fell the most as the price of oil slumped. Campbell Soup declined after the company said its 2015 income would miss analysts' expectations. Yahoo, which owns a stake in Alibaba,...
09/08/14 02:30 PM
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday. The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest...
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