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Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about serious economic damage.
The U.S. stock market sank in early trading Friday on disappointing Visa and Amazon results. If the declines continue, the market would erase almost all of its gains from earlier in the week.
As the U.S. economy improves and employers regain confidence, companies are laying off fewer workers -- and hiring at a steady clip.
The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the U.S., Russia and developing economies.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since February 2006.
Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.
The nation's largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slow growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes.
Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report says.
Gov. Jerry Brown has picked a Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for a spot on California's Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, imperiling subsidies for low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.
Bank loans and leases grew at a 7.7 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the sharpest increase since 2008, according to Federal Reserve data and SNL Financial.
The stock market drifted lower to start the week as more companies line up to post their quarterly earnings. Hasbro and Six Flags sank after their results disappointed investors.
Executive paychecks are not only far bigger than the average wage-earner's, they're also a lot more complicated, usually including not only salary but also stock, bonuses, perks like home security and other types of compensation.
Iran and the P5+1 countries decided Friday to extend talks about the Iranian nuclear program for another four months, officials said.