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Fed minutes show general support for 3rd rate hike this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials generally believe that it'll soon be time for another increase in the Fed's key interest rate. However, a...

‘We still need to eat’: Tech boom creates working homeless

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy...

UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union hailed a breakthrough Friday that allows them to begin talks on their post-Brexit relations without answering...

Black Friday deals boosted US auto sales in November

DETROIT (AP) — Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence pushed auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles. U.S. sales...

UK warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

LONDON (AP) — Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian...

Housing trends favor builders focused on entry-level buyers

It's lining up to be another strong year for investors who own homebuilding stocks. Shares of the 10 builders with the most completed sales in...

China border traders losing money amid N. Korea sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — For Yu Kaiguang, harsh new United Nations sanctions on North Korea are a disaster. The trader in the Chinese border city of...

Ukraine detains man wanted for 2004 murder of Forbes editor

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's intelligence agency said Saturday it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia...

US economy expanded at brisk 3.3 pct. pace in third quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through...

The Latest: White House hails ‘important step’ on tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The White House is praising the House Ways and Means Committee...

Applications for US unemployment benefits drop 13,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down...

Consumer spending rose solid 0.3 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers boosted their spending a solid 0.3 percent in October, while their incomes grew 0.4 percent. Both were healthy gains indicating...

Businesses lure seasonal help with chances for other jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Every fall, the staff count at Fun.com swells from 150 to as high as 2,000, as the online retailer fills...

US consumer borrowing up $20.5 billion in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing by $20.5 billion in October. It was the biggest gain in 11 months and reflected strong...

US records strongest US worker productivity in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity rose 3 percent in the third quarter, the best showing in three years, while labor costs fell for...

Jobless rates fell in 12 US states, hit record lows in...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Alabama, Hawaii and Texas last month, and dropped in nine other U.S. states. Employers added...

US home sales rose in October as hurricane impact wanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering...

Home Depot feels the wind at its back in third quarter

ATLANTA (AP) — Sales at Home Depot surged during the third quarter, a period marked by massive rebuilding efforts after severe hurricanes struck Florida...

Las Vegas looks outside the casinos to draw in millennials

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in Las Vegas are upping the ante in their pursuit of coveted millennial visitors with new attractions designed to...

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at...

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