Economy

The Latest: Powell not worried about federal debt yet

Mar 20, 2019

The Latest: Fed Chairman Powell not worried about federal debt yet

Federal Reserve signals no interest rate hike in 2019

Mar 20, 2019

Federal Reserve signals no interest rate hike in 2019

Trump says tariffs on China could stay to ensure compliance

Mar 20, 2019

President Donald Trump says tariffs could remain for a time under a trade deal

Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

Mar 20, 2019

Finland tops an index of the happiest nations in which to live for the second consecutive year with researchers saying the small Nordic country has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe for a balanced life not dependent on economic wealth only

BMW warns profits will fall due to costs, trade uncertainty

Mar 20, 2019

German automaker BMW says its profits this year will be "well below" last year's due to higher raw materials prices, the costs of compliance with tougher emissions requirements and unfavorable shifts in currency exchange rates

World markets mostly lower as investors await Fed report

Mar 20, 2019

World shares mostly lower ahead of Fed meeting, as White House says trade talks to resume next week

Philippine official praises China's ruling Communist Party

Mar 20, 2019

The Philippine foreign secretary has heaped praise on China's ruling Communist Party during a visit to Beijing, underscoring the growing distance between the Philippines and the United States

UK inflation edges higher as Bank of England meets on rates

Mar 20, 2019

Official figures show that inflation edged slightly higher in February but remains slightly below the Bank of England's target

Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses

Mar 20, 2019

Asian shares mostly lower, tracking Wall Street losses ahead of Fed meeting

Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

Mar 20, 2019

Iranians are celebrating the Festival of Fire, a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition that this year offers a brief escape from the country's economic woes

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