Economy

Trump pushes 'America First energy policy' on Louisiana trip

May 14, 2019

President Donald Trump is showcasing his 'America First energy policy' during a trip to Louisiana

Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell reserves

May 14, 2019

Education advocates say a Trump administration to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students, could trigger a budgeting crisis within just a few years

Cyprus president criticizes UK minister over Turkey drilling

May 14, 2019

Cyprus' president has criticized remarks by Britain's Foreign Office minister that cast doubt over the east Mediterranean island nation's offshore economic rights as 'unacceptable'

Democratic contenders face economic challenge in Wisconsin

May 14, 2019

Democrats' challenge in 2020 may be especially difficult in Wisconsin, a toss-up state that has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country

Trump's election has boosted Israeli settlement construction

May 14, 2019

Israel's government went on spending binge in West Bank settlements after Trump was elected, data shows

UK jobless rate falls to its lowest level in 45 years

May 14, 2019

Official figures show that Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 1974, though wage growth softened slightly

Stock markets stabilize after tumble over trade dispute

May 14, 2019

Stocks turn higher in European trading as investors take breather from losses over U.S.-China trade war.

Venezuela announces end to exchange controls after 16 years

May 13, 2019

Venezuela has announced the lifting of foreign exchange controls on banks for the first time in 16 years, but some observers are skeptical the measure will do much to lift the shrinking economy

Escalating US-China trade war sends stocks plunging

May 13, 2019

Stocks plummeted Monday as the U.S. and China rattle markets with an escalating trade war

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink as trade war escalates

May 13, 2019

Stocks are plunging on Wall Street after China announced retaliatory tariffs against goods from the United States

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