Economy

'Forgotten' war: Syria conflict a footnote at UN meeting

Sep 25, 2019

When dozens of heads of state convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York this week, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat as tensions in the Persian Gulf and global trade wars take center stage

The Latest: Pakistan PM warns of war with India over Kashmir

Sep 24, 2019

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is warning of possible war between his country and India over what he called India's brutal actions in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir

At UN, Trump attacks globalism, urges pressure on Iran

Sep 24, 2019

President Donald Trump has used his speech to the U.N. General Assembly to deliver a full-throated defense of nationalism even as he tried to rally a multinational response to Iran's escalating aggression

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip on consumer confidence drop

Sep 24, 2019

Stocks are lower at midday on Wall Street Tuesday as a sharp drop in a reading on U.S. consumer confidence outweighs optimism surrounding U.S.-China trade negotiations

China central bank says no plans for big economic stimulus

Sep 24, 2019

China's central banker: Policy will be 'stable and healthy,' suggesting no plans to join US, Europe in rate cut

The Latest: British PM questions Thomas Cook bosses' pay

Sep 23, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a "huge effort" is underway to bring home British tourists and passengers stranded abroad by the sudden collapse of travel company Thomas Cook

Portugal's Socialists focus on economy in re-election bid

Sep 22, 2019

Portugal's ruling Socialist Party is hoping an economic recovery during four years of governing will persuade voters in an upcoming election to return the party to power

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace

Sep 20, 2019

Picketing auto workers have surrounded the massive General Motors complex for nearly a week in Flint, the automaker's birthplace

23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

Sep 20, 2019

Twenty-three states have sued to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks

Nurses staging 1-day strike at 12 hospitals in 3 states

Sep 20, 2019

Registered nurses are staging a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona, demanding better working conditions and higher wages

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