Saudi wants foreign help in economic overhaul

The kingdom is open for business. That's the message in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, where some of the world's top business leaders are gathering.
em 23/10/17 12:48 pm

Cutting U.S. corporate taxes could mean a windfall for foreign investors

A new analysis asserts that foreign investors will enjoy about 35% of the tax savings from a cut in the corporate rate as proposed by the Trump tax framework.
em 23/10/17 10:01 am

Deficit for 2017 hits $666 billion

Tax revenue and spending both rose in fiscal year 2017, which ended last month. But spending growth outpaced revenue growth, according new numbers from the federal government.
em 20/10/17 10:26 pm

Paul Ryan: House GOP will propose a new top tax rate for the rich

House Speaker Paul Ryan broke a bit of tax news Friday when he said that House Republicans plan to propose a new top income tax rate for high earners.
em 20/10/17 08:06 pm

Kevin Warsh: The Wall Street insider who wants to be Fed chief

The race to become President Donald Trump's pick for the top job at Federal Reserve is intensifying, and no one has won over Washington -- and Wall Street -- quite like Kevin Warsh.
em 20/10/17 10:36 am

Meet the bears predicting stock market doom

The bulls may be in charge of the stock market, but these market skeptics see trouble brewing just beneath the all-time highs. Some even see similarities with Black Monday of 30 years ago.
em 19/10/17 06:53 pm

Philippines declares war on excessive sitting

The country's labor department said firms must let employees take a five-minute "standing break" every two hours.
em 20/10/17 10:24 am

Minimum wage since 1938

When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.19 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today's dollars.
em 09/12/16 10:51 pm

Jobless claims are the lowest since 1973

Initial claims for unemployment insurance were the lowest in 44 years. It's a sign of a healthy job market.
em 19/10/17 07:00 pm

Countries with higher wages than the U.S.

Some Republicans say high wages in the U.S. are hurting America's global competitiveness. See the countries where wages are even higher.
em 09/12/16 10:53 pm

This is the biggest mystery in the U.S. economy

U.S. inflation has been persistently low for years. Top policymakers don't have many strong explanations. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently called the lack of inflation a "mystery."
em 19/10/17 04:02 pm

Next Fed candidate meets with Trump: Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen met President Trump as he weighs whether to reappoint her or replace her as Fed chair.
em 19/10/17 07:20 pm

Trump's tax plan isn't as big of a threat to H&R Block as he says

President Trump thinks his tax plan will be so simple that some taxpayers will be able to do away with their accountants altogether. But so far, tax professionals don't seem very worried.
em 19/10/17 01:17 pm

Inequality among America's seniors some of the worst in developed world

Next to Mexico and Chile, America's elderly are experiencing some of the worst income inequality out of any developed country, according to the latest report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
em 18/10/17 03:34 pm

Why Britain needs the immigrants it doesn't want

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em 18/10/17 02:26 pm

We've found Trump's perfect pick for Fed chair: Janet Yellen

President Trump could keep the stock market happy and bolster his economic agenda by keeping Janet Yellen at the helm of the Federal Reserve.
em 18/10/17 01:38 pm

Mexico and Canada reject some U.S. proposals for NAFTA

Two controversial proposals by the United States during the renegotiation of NAFTA were rejected by Canadian and Mexican leaders, according to sources from each country.
em 17/10/17 08:36 pm

Doctors in Puerto Rico: 'Reality here is post-apocalyptic'

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em 17/10/17 07:15 pm

Gary Cohn fears this is how the next crisis will happen

Gary Cohn, President Trump's top economic adviser, worries about how reliant the financial system has become on clearinghouses -- the middlemen that ensure the smooth execution of trillions in complex transactions.
em 17/10/17 04:09 pm

If Trump kills NAFTA, farmers, bars and factories lose jobs

The fate of the North America Free Trade Agreement is highly uncertain. Here's who gets hurt if President Trump blows up the deal.
em 18/10/17 03:55 am