Economy

US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia

Jan 19, 2018

A global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is growing quickly and is forecast to top that of heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia this year

UK holiday spending squeezed by Brexit-related inflation

Jan 19, 2018

Official figures show that retail sales in Britain in the crucial month of December sank by far more than anticipated in the markets

Germany's Merkel to address Davos forum next Wednesday

Jan 19, 2018

The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel will appear at the World Economic Forum in Davos next Wednesday, a day when the event's focus is on Europe

Group urges Sudan to halt arresting reporters amid protests

Jan 19, 2018

The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Sudanese authorities "to cease harassing and arresting" journalists covering anti-inflation protests

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

Jan 19, 2018

Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed

The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

Jan 19, 2018

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown

How major US stock indexes fared on Thursday

Jan 18, 2018

Stocks closed slightly lower Thursday, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before

Markets Right Now: Stock indexes pull back below records

Jan 18, 2018

Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before.

The Latest: Macron, May differ on UK's Brexit trade deal

Jan 18, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron warns the U.K. that a future trade deal with the European Union after Brexit won't give "full access" to the European single market and financial services

Venezuela talks stalled over remark on slain rebel policeman

Jan 18, 2018

A top official's claim that Venezuelan opposition leaders helped reveal the hideout of a rebel police officer who was later killed by security forces have stalled talks that aim to resolve the country's deep political and economic crisis

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