By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - The United States and its European and Arab partners will threaten the Assad regime with global sanctions if it fails to quickly implement a Syrian peace plan that includes the appointment of a new interim government, U.S.
By The Associated Press
Treasury prices rose Thursday as investors worried over disappointing June retail sales.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.60 percent Thursday from 1.63 percent late Tuesday. Bond trading was closed Wednesday for
By The Associated Press
JUMPING BEANS: Soybean prices hit the highest level since the summer of 2008 as crops drooped under an extended spell of hot, dry weather. Investors speculated that global supplies will remain low after the harvest. Meanwhile, U.S. export demand is robust
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Soybean prices are at the highest level in four years after an extended spell of hot, dry weather caused crops to droop.
Soybeans for November delivery rose 51.75 cents, or 3.5 percent, Thursday to finish at $15.265 per bushel,
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States launched a trade complaint Thursday against China at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of unfairly imposing duties on more than $3 billion in exports of American-produced automobiles
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A slew of disappointing economic news spooked investors Thursday and pushed down the price of oil.
Major retailers reported tepid sales in June as consumers cut back on spending. And service companies appeared to be
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has escaped sweltering Washington but she won't be getting much of a respite from the heat as she crisscrosses Europe, Asia and the Mideast to deal with some of the world's most
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers could be sweating it out this summer.
Shoppers, worried about jobs and the economy, pulled back on spending in June, slowing sales for most retailers to the weakest pace since 2009. And that
By PALLAVI GOGOIAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday after signs emerged that Americans are spending at a slower pace and that China's economy may be in worse shape than previously thought.
BEIJING (AP) - China cut its key lending rate Thursday for a second time in one month in a new effort to reverse its deepest economic slump since the 2008 global crisis.
The central bank cut the rate on a one-year loan by 0.31 percentage points to 6 percent. It