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U.S. Current Account Trade Deficit Narrows in Q2

The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.


2014 Annual Diversity Report: Top Companies

For 10 years now, HispanicBusiness Inc. has been publishing our list of the Best Companies for Diversity.


Overview: 2014 Best Companies for Diversity

For 10 years, HispanicBusiness Inc. has published a list of the Best Companies for Diversity. The number of companies and some of the criteria for making the list have changed, but these companies remain prominent on the corporate diversity landscape.


Poverty Rate Drops for First Time Since 2006

Although the poverty rate remains high for U.S. Hispanics, the demographic was the only major race or ethnic group to show a statistically significant improvement.


Optimism for Hiring, Spending Fades Among U.S. CEOs

Fewer CEOs expect to hire in the next six months: Just 34 percent plan to add jobs, down from 43 percent. And only 39 percent plan to boost their capital spending, down from 44 percent.


U.S. Producer Prices Held Steady in August

A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.


Speculation Swirls Over Fed Language on Rate Hike

When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time."


Hispanic Buying Power Slow but Growing in South

Chattanooga's Hispanic population more than tripled between 2000 and 2010. But that growth may not have translated to the local economy.


U.S. Factory Output Slowed 0.4 Percent in August

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.


Detroit Bankruptcy: Pivotal Progress in Trial's Second Week

The second week of a trial on Detroit's plans to emerge from the largest-ever American municipal bankruptcy was cut short by two huge developments that could shorten the confirmation hearings. Here's how the week went.


Hurdles for Obama Health Law in Second Enrollment Season

Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.


Latin America Seeks Ways to Add Value to China Exports

Latin American countries need to consider ways of adding value to their exports to China even as they seek to attract greater investment from the Asian giant in pursuit of a more mature and equitable economic relationship.


Sotomayor Calls for More Diversity on Court

The U.S. Supreme Court could use more diversity, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor said during an appearance at Oklahoma City University.


Autos, Restaurants Lead Rise in August Retail Sales

Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. Spending also picked up at restaurants and home furnishing stores.


U.S. Retail Sales Hit Fastest Pace in 4 Months

U.S. retail sales increased in August at the fastest pace since April, asserting a strong economic outlook for the second half of the year.


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