Economy

Blazes light up California pot farms ahead of legalization

Oct 18, 2017

Some Northern California marijuana farmers whose operations were destroyed by wildfires don't have crop insurance because the drug is still illegal under U.S. law

US allies air concerns about Trump's 'Buy American' order

Oct 18, 2017

Hong Kong and Taiwan joined many U.S. allies including Israel at the World Trade Organization to express concern over a Trump administration order that seeks to maximize use of American-made goods, products and materials in government procurement.

Talk of 'no deal' Brexit rises as divorce negotiations stall

Oct 18, 2017

As Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union stutter and stall, one nagging question looms larger and larger: What if there is no deal?

US home construction tumbled 4.7 percent in September

Oct 18, 2017

US home construction slid 4.7 percent in September, biggest decline in 6 months

Qatar's leader urges end to trade embargo, calls for talks

Oct 18, 2017

Qatar's emir has urged neighboring states to lift an "unfair" 4-month-old trade embargo and said he's ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis

ECB chief: Market reforms must promote growth for all

Oct 18, 2017

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments must ensure that pro-business reforms ensure that growth benefits everyone if the changes in worker protections are to find acceptance

UK wages continue to lag inflation despite low unemployment

Oct 18, 2017

Official figures show that household incomes in Britain continue to be squeezed even though the country's unemployment rate remains at its lowest level in 42 years

Global stocks mixed, Nikkei up on likely ruling party win

Oct 18, 2017

Global shares mixed, Japan benchmark up on election prospects

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

Oct 18, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress

GOP budget that's key to taxes moving ahead in Senate

Oct 18, 2017

The Senate has moved forward on a GOP budget plan that's a critical step in the party's drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code

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