Economy & Finance

Syria worries check gains from better economic outlook

Published 04/09/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The risk of military action on Syria and imminent central bank policy decisions kept the dollar near a six-week high on Wednesday [more…]

U.S. trade deficit widens in July as imports rebound

U.S. trade deficit widens in July as imports rebound

Published 04/09/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly more than expected in July as exports dipped, but a rebound in imports pointed to some [more…]

Dollar General results beat as customers flock to stores

Published 04/09/2013

(Reuters) - Value retailer Dollar General Corp (DG.N ) reported second-quarter results that beat analysts' estimates as efforts such as selling more groceries and brand-name [more…]

Dollar index steadies near six-week high on Fed ‘taper’ bets

Published 04/09/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar was broadly steady on Wednesday, with its index close to a six-week peak, as encouraging U.S. economic data bolstered prospects [more…]

Exports, spending pull euro zone out of recession

Published 04/09/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A bounce in exports and spending pulled the euro zone out of recession in the second quarter of 2013, data shows, in [more…]

China local debt under control, though some problems: finance minister

Published 04/09/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's local government debt is under control but there are relatively big problems in some areas, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said in [more…]

Volvo car sales up five percent in August, Chinese sales up 66 percent

Published 04/09/2013

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Chinese-owned Swedish automaker Volvo Car Corp said on Wednesday it sold 26,998 cars in August, a five percent increase over the same [more…]

Euro zone business sees best month in two years in August: PMI

Published 04/09/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Euro zone businesses had their best month in over two years in August as orders increased for the first time since mid-2011, [more…]

Planned LinkedIn $1 billion stock offer is for expansion, products

Published 04/09/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp said on Tuesday it will sell an additional $1 billion of its Class A common stock as the Internet [more…]

Pension liability looms over U.S. states’ economies: group

Published 03/09/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Public pension liabilities in five U.S. states could represent more than 40 percent of their local economies, according to an analysis released [more…]