03/31/14 05:00 AM
The price of oil was little changed near $102 a barrel Monday ahead of a Chinese manufacturing report Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 4 cents to $101.63 a barrel at 0730 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 39 cents Friday to settle at...
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/30/14 02:25 PM
Weeds and rubble cover 90 acres along Long Island Sound. A room with cinder-block walls sits locked in an empty in Brooklyn basement. And a gleaming industrial palace has failed to bring jobs to the banks of Ohio's Mahoning River. These are monuments to failed central planning. Eminent domain,...
By Martin Crutsinger | 03/26/14 08:25 AM
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in February by the largest amount in three months, helped by solid gains in demand for airplanes and autos.
03/24/14 10:00 AM
The price of oil fell edged above $100 a barrel Monday as Russia's annexation of Crimea and Libya's continued difficulties to stabilize its oil industry worried investors. Russia is a key supplier of crude oil and natural gas to Europe while Libya's production of crude, valued by refiners for...
03/23/14 11:45 PM
HONG KONG (AP) — China's manufacturing fell to an eight-month low in March in another sign of slowing growth in the world's No. 2 economy. Released Monday, the preliminary version of HSBC's purchasing managers' index fell to 48.1 from February's 48.5. The closely watched index of activity in...
By Sean Higgins | 03/21/14 03:31 PM
Economist Allison Schrager points out a little-noticed shift in the workforce that explains part of the membership problem Big Labor is facing: Union members are now experiencing declining job security. This is notable because job security is a key benefit to joining a union in the first...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 03/17/14 09:14 AM
U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Manufacturers produced more autos, home electronics and chemicals.
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