Economy

  • Melting Permafrost Unlocks Carbon, Disease
    Melting_permafrost 2017-09-06 16:58:53 UTC
    The consequences of climate change are perhaps most weirdly expressed in the Arctic. A recent <a href="https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting" >article by Brian Resnick of Vox.com</a> explores the changes to Arctic permafrost...
  • Macron backs Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks
    Macron_backs_germany%e2%80%99s_idea_of_a_european_monetary_fund_to_counter_economic_shocks 2017-09-07 17:57:39 UTC
    ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro...
  • NAFTA Nations Plan For Progress Despite Trump
    Nafta-negotiations-nations-plan-progress-despite-trump 2017-08-31 16:51:33 UTC
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Trade negotiators plan to take small steps forward in a second round of talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this weekend, trying to ignore daily threats from U.S. President Donald Trump to tear i...
  • IAEA Rejects Trump Demands To Check Iran Military Sites
    Iaea_rejects_trump_demands_to_check_iran_military_sites 2017-08-31 19:32:28 UTC
    VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States is pushing U.N. nuclear inspectors to check military sites in Iran to verify it is not breaching its nuclear deal with world powers. But for this to happen, inspectors must believe such checks are necessary and...
  • Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
    Storm-ravaged_city_bans_people_from_the_streets_during_the_night 2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city. With damage expected to run well into the te...
  • Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Texas Oil Refineries: Weeks to Recover
    Hurricane_harvey_shuts_down_texas_oil_refineries-_weeks_to_recover 2017-08-29 14:38:11 UTC
    The hole that Hurricane Harvey ripped across the energy industry along the Gulf Coast will take time to repair, and the Trump administration doesn't look ready to tap into the government's crude oil reserves to head off a jump in gasoline prices. ...
  • North Korea Missile Test Jolts Investors: U.S. Stocks Drop
    What_is_a_point_on_the_new_york_stock_exchange_ 2017-08-29 14:07:59 UTC
    (Reuters) - The Dow fell more than 100 points at the open on Tuesday as North Korea’s missile test over Japan prompted President Donald Trump to warn that “all options are on the table”, triggering a flight to safety among investors. The missil...
  • Harvey's Aftermath: 400,000 Mortgages Are Up In The Air
    Harvey's_aftermath-_400_000_u.s._mortgages_are_up_in_the_air 2017-08-29 01:40:39 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. mortgage agencies face possible losses on some of the 400,000 mortgages they guarantee on homes ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, but they will not know the extent of the damage until the wind and rain stop in Texas and Louisiana. S...
  • Euro Strengthened By EU Economic Growth
    Euro_strengthened_by_eu_economic_growth 2017-08-28 00:29:56 UTC
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The euro surged to its highest level since January 2015 against the dollar early on Monday. The euro advanced 0.3 percent to $1.1953 on Monday, extending Friday’s 1 percent jump. “The EUR bulls will feed off anything th...
  • Whole Foods' Competitors Fear Amazon Price Cuts
    Whole_foods'_competitors_fear_amazon_price_cuts 2017-08-25 06:36:18 UTC
    (Reuters) - Amazon said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify. Amazon’s $13.7 bill...
  • White House Supports Raising Debt Ceiling
    Sarah-huckabee-sanders 2017-08-24 20:06:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it was committed to making sure Congress raises the nation's debt limit even as the president described the looming legislative process as a "mess." "It's our job to inform Congress of the...
  • Bipartisan Policy Center Says U.S. Could Miss Payments on October 2
    Money-free-image 2017-08-24 18:08:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government might not have enough money to pay all its bills on Oct. 2 if Washington does not raise a cap on federal borrowing, a respected think tank said in a report on Thursday. The Treasury might not have enou...
  • Schumer Says Trump Wall Threat Will Lead to U.S. Government Shutdown
    Senator_charles_schumer 2017-08-23 15:30:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if he does not secure funding for a border wall with Mexico would lead to a shutdown that "nobody will...
  • U.S. workers have low hopes for higher pay
    U.s._workers_have_low_hopes_for_higher_pay 2017-08-21 17:01:39 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. workers see little hope for higher paychecks, and while they are increasingly searching for new jobs, they expect fewer offers to fall into their laps, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Monday. The fir...
  • EU Strong Economic Growth Is On Track
    Eu_strong_economic_growth_is_on_track 2017-08-16 08:10:41 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Miners and oil stocks helped Europe's major share index make strong gains on Wednesday, as higher metals prices lent a hand and investors awaited euro zone GDP figures expected to confirm the bloc's economic growth was on track....
  • Premiums would rise 20% if Trump stops federal pay for health care
    Premiums_would_rise_20__if_trump_stops_federal_pay_for_health_care 2017-08-15 19:45:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Premiums for many would rise 20 percent in 2018 if Trump stops federal payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office also found that terminating the payme...
  • Future Is with Core EU- Germany and France, not Nationalism
    Future_is_with_core_eu-_germany_and_france__not_nationalism 2017-08-15 18:56:35 UTC
    BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia should be part of a deeply integrated 'core' European Union driven by Germany and France, its prime minister said on Tuesday, backtracking from previous eurosceptic positions and distancing himself from some other e...
  • Is Recession Looming? U.S. Household Debt Jumps To A New Record High
    Is_recession_looming__us_household_debt_jumps_to_a_new_record_high 2017-08-15 18:10:40 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies j...
  • How much would the UK be willing to pay to leave the EU?
    How_much_would_the_uk_be_willing_to_pay_to_leave_the_eu 2017-08-06 04:16:37 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain's negotiating strategy. ...
  • US officially informed the UN of its exit from the Paris accord
    Us_officially_informed_the_un_of_its_exit_from_the_paris_accord 2017-08-05 06:27:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the Unite...
  • EU ready to retaliate over new US sanctions on Russia
    Eu_ready_to_retaliate_over_new_us_sanctions_on_russia 2017-08-02 17:29:12 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief executive on Wednesday said the United States had taken into account some of the bloc's concerns over new sanctions on Russia but that it was ready to retaliate within days if the measures hurt EU ec...
  • Apple bends to the will of China after Putin bans Apps
    Apple_bends_to_the_will_of_china_after_putin_banning_apps 2017-08-02 19:47:45 UTC
    Apple Conforms To Chinese Law Pulls Apps From China App Store As Russia Signs Law Banning Their Use. Russia has signed a law banning the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) that enable users to gain access to websites banned in Russia. ...
  • U.S. auto sales fall for fifth straight month in July
    U.s._auto_sales_fall_for_fifth_straight_month 2017-08-01 17:48:21 UTC
    DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. carmakers said on Tuesday they continued to slash low-margin sales to daily rental fleets in July as General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles struggled to curb a slide in retail sales during the month. July is...
  • Germany: US sanctions against Russia violate international law
    Brigitte_zypries_germany_us_sanctions_against_russia_violate_international_law 2017-08-01 05:31:14 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, on Monday decried the US' latest round of sanctions against Russia, insisting that they violate international law by indirectly punishing European firms. "The Americans cannot punish German...
  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: We need to start paying women well
    Facebook's_sheryl_sandberg-_we_need_to_start_paying_women_well 2017-07-31 04:47:45 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg called on governments and companies to do more to close the gender pay gap on Sunday and said both girls and boys should be encouraged to become leaders from an early age. ...