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US current account deficit hits $123.1 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring,...

US coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis...

Boris Johnson fuels speculation about UK leadership bid

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has fueled speculation that he hopes to eventually succeed Prime Minister Theresa May by spelling out...

US retail sales dipped 0.2 pct. in August as auto sales...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers cut back on their shopping in August by the largest amount in six months as declining auto sales offset gains...

Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 percent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey's damage to the...

Higher gas, housing costs lift US consumer prices 0.4 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher gas and housing costs boosted U.S. consumer prices 0.4 percent in August, the most in seven months. The increase suggests...

US jobless benefit applications fell by 14,000 last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits declined slightly last week but still remained elevated as hurricane disruptions impacted layoffs for...

Businesses far from the devastation can feel storm’s impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar's fishing devices and apps. But recreation isn't a priority right...

Target stocks up on staff, raising holiday hiring 40 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is stocking its stores and warehouses with even more extra staff this holiday shopping season, hoping to win customers...

American household income finally topped 1999 peak last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median...

New lawsuits, gestures to customers in Equifax data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax faces new lawsuits and is trying to make new gestures to customers in the wake of its disclosure last...

Irma turns Caribbean island paradises into nightmares

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Strung like beads along the northeast edge of the Caribbean, the Leeward Islands are tiny, remote and beautiful, with...

Equifax breach sows chaos among 143M Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that "criminals" had stolen vital data about 143 million Americans, it had somehow...

US consumer borrowing increased in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers borrowed more heavily in July, increasing their debt primarily in a category that includes auto and student loans. The Federal...

French carmaker PSA sees shares drop on diesel fraud report

PARIS (AP) — Shares in French carmaker PSA Group fell sharply Friday after a report said as many as 1.9 million Peugeot and Citroen...

Hurricane Harvey spikes US jobless aid applications to 298K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits soared last week by the most in nearly five years, driven by Hurricane...

Long-term US mortgage rates fall to lowest level this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term US mortgage rates fell this week, led by the benchmark 30-year rate, which declined for the sixth straight week. Mortgage buyer...

US trade deficit widened slightly in July as exports slipped

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in July as exports slipped a bit more than imports. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that...

US services sector expanded at stronger rate in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services businesses grew at a faster pace in August as measures for new orders and hiring improved, though some of...

US factory orders tumbled 3.3 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders at U.S. factories tumbled in July, dragged down by a sharp fall in orders for civilian aircraft. The Commerce Department said...

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