Economy

UnitedHealth hikes 2018 forecast, books another big 1Q gain

Apr 17, 2018

UnitedHealth chased a 35 percent profit hike in last year's first quarter with a 30 percent jump in the first three months of 2018, as the nation's largest health insurer added more than 2 million customers and improved its business outside insurance.

US home building rose slightly in March, led by apartments

Apr 17, 2018

US home construction rose a modest 1.9 percent last month, driven by apartment building

Britain's famed Queen Elizabeth 2 ship now a hotel in Dubai

Apr 17, 2018

Britain's famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship will finally open as a floating luxury hotel moored off Dubai nearly a decade after her last ocean voyage

Indian PM Modi in Sweden for first India-Nordic summit

Apr 17, 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have held talks that focused on trade, growth, global security and climate

The Latest: Merkel says more speed needed for EU reforms

Apr 17, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting her sights on a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron later this week as "another building block" toward finding common solutions regarding reforms needed within the European Union

IMF: Outlook is bright for US and global economies this year

Apr 17, 2018

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

AP Interview: Moon adviser says NKorea seeks economic growth

Apr 17, 2018

A special adviser to South Korea's president says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un likely decided to put his nuclear weapons program up for negotiation to win outside rewards so he can improve his country's economy and prolong his leadership

New Zealand PM: talks needed before US rejoins Pacific pact

Apr 17, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she can envision the United States re-joining the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal but not without renegotiation

China's economic growth holds steady amid trade dispute

Apr 17, 2018

China economy expands at 6.8 percent pace in Jan-March, buoyed by retail sales and investment

Global stocks turn higher on upbeat corporate earnings

Apr 17, 2018

Global shares are mixed amid persisting worries over trade tensions between China and the U.S.

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