Economy

Japan fiscal year trade surplus with US up nearly 6 percent

Apr 18, 2018

Japan is reporting its trade surplus with the U.S. grew nearly 6 percent in the fiscal year through March

White House adviser apologizes for saying Haley was confused

Apr 18, 2018

The new White House economic adviser has apologized to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions against Russia were imminent

The Latest: White House says NKorea talks at highest level

Apr 18, 2018

The White House says the U.S. has had talks "at the highest level" with North Korea's government in advance of a planned summit

US tells WTO it will consult with China over tariff policies

Apr 17, 2018

The United States has told the World Trade Organization it has agreed to discuss with China the Trump administration's efforts to slap tariffs on steel, aluminum and an array of goods from China

Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of internet tampering

Apr 17, 2018

Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of subverting internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks

Markets Right Now: Stocks close higher, extending gains

Apr 17, 2018

Stocks are closing broadly higher as the market builds on its gains from a day earlier.

US stocks add to gains as company earnings reports impress

Apr 17, 2018

U.S. stocks are solidly higher in late-afternoon trading, placing the market on course to finish with a gain for the second straight day

Amid trade rift, China to allow full foreign auto ownership

Apr 17, 2018

China says it will allow full foreign ownership of auto manufacturers in five years, ending restrictions that helped to fuel its escalating trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump

IMF: A major trade rift could imperil solid global economy

Apr 17, 2018

IMF, on eve of meetings, foresees bright outlook for US and global economies this year

Supreme Court hears case about online sales tax collection

Apr 17, 2018

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that has to do with businesses' collection of sales tax on online purchases

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