Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
Stocks Extend Losses on Fears Over Health of China's Economy - TheStreet.com ... global growth could be weaker than ... with twins girls expected in December. ... Retail sales increased 6% over the month. Ford ( F ) sold ... 09/1/2015 - 10:31 am | View Link
Recap: Stock Markets Rocked by Weak China Data - Wall Street Journal ... most actively traded contract, for December delivery ... home prices, German retail sales that "blew the lights out," rising French auto sales, ... 09/1/2015 - 4:47 am | View Link
Shares in Asia weaker as focus sharpens on U.S. jobs data, Fed - MENAFN ... preliminary data on consumer price inflation, while Germany is to publish data on retail sales. ... where they have been held since December ... 08/31/2015 - 5:02 am | View Link
'Carry Trades' and Trend-Following Strate... - Safe Haven ... jumped $44.3bn. Small Time Deposits slipped $1.6bn. Retail Money Funds ... has communicated with U.S. authorities about the sales, said another 08/29/2015 - 1:34 pm | View Link
REG-Foresight VCT PLC : Half-yearly report - Reuters ... payment of 6.0p in dividends (31 December 2014: 99 ... the actual trading results were weaker than budgeted, reflecting reduced sales in the ... 08/28/2015 - 7:06 am | View Link
Canadian Retail Sales Slump 2% in December OTTAWA—Canadian retail ... sales at auto parts, accessories and tire stores also fell. Overall auto sector sales shrank 1.0%. Most stores typically associated with holiday shopping, such as clothing, shoe and electronics and appliances dealers, recorded ... 02/20/2015 - 2:30 am | View Link
UK retail sales show surprise gain in December on food, fuel British retail sales unexpectedly rose in December as shoppers flocked to supermarkets and bought more fuel on the back of falling oil prices, official data showed on Friday. Economists had expected sales to be weaker after consumers took advantage in ... 01/22/2015 - 8:43 pm | View Link
US December retail sales register the steepest fall since January 2014 – Nomura FXStreet (Barcelona) - The Research Team at Nomura shares US December Retail Sales data ... respectively. Retail sales excluding autos were weaker, declining by 1.0% in December and were revised by 0.4pp and 0.2pp to monthly gains of only 0.1% and 0.2% ... 01/14/2015 - 3:37 pm | View Link
Were December retail sales really that bad? A weak morning got even weaker after 8:30 a.m. ET when December retail sales came in down 0.9 percent, well below consensus estimates of a 0.2-percent drop. It was the largest monthly decline since January 2014. S&P futures immediately dropped about 10 ... 01/14/2015 - 10:03 am | View Link
Were December retail sales really that bad? A weak morning got even weaker after 8:30 a.m. ET when December retail sales came in down 0.9 percent, well below consensus estimates of a 0.2-percent drop. It was the largest monthly decline since January 2014. S&P futures immediately dropped about 10 ... 01/14/2015 - 5:28 am | View Link
The Daily — Retail trade, December 2014 Retail sales decrease in December. Sales at gasoline stations fell 7.4% in December, reflecting lower prices at the pump. This was the sixth straight monthly decrease ... 08/30/2015 - 11:31 am | View Website
Retail Sales Report Monthly Retail Trade Report. The June 2015 Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on August 13, 2015 for sales and inventories, and available as: 08/29/2015 - 2:50 am | View Website
retail sales Table 2. Estimated Change in Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services, by Kind of Business Monthly Retail Trade Survey, and administrative records.) 08/28/2015 - 11:01 pm | View Website
Retail Sales, December 2013 Contains a first estimate of retail sales in value and volume terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted. 08/28/2015 - 3:09 pm | View Website
US Retail Sales: US Retail Sales historical data, charts, stats and more. US Retail Sales is at a current level of 394.20B, up from 392.01B last month. This represents a monthly ... 08/27/2015 - 11:35 am | View Website
Fourth-ranked Baylor will be without defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart in its season opener Friday night at SMU. The two starters have been suspended after violating unspecified team rules. A school spokesman said Oakman and Stewart would both be back for the Bears' home opener Sept. 12 against Lamar.
Residents and business owners in one of Illinois' most popular recreational areas say a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an area police officer will bring a more quiet and somber Labor Day weekend than usual. The northern Illinois boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes normally draws tens of thousands of visitors for end-of-summer fun.
The state's fired former top oil regulator says Gov. Jerry Brown's administration pressured him to break federal and state law on oilfield permitting. Derek Chernow's account is in a recently filed lawsuit filed by a group of Central Valley farmers. The farmers blame the state and oil companies for what they say is oilfield contamination of their water wells.
Moscow (AFP) - Raging wildfires have turned the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake in Siberia into an inferno, threatening the health and livelihood of locals and raising questions about Russia's ability to protect its natural heritage. Critics have blamed authorities' slow response for allowing the blazes to get out of hand, quadrupling in size on the eastern shore of Lake Baikal in the last month and forcing locals to shelter from the toxic chemicals released into the air.
Good morning! Here's what you need to know. Markets brace for big data dump from the US. Markets will move on new unemployment data from the US at 12:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. ET). Non-farm payroll data will be published, as well as an updated unemployment rate. The analyst consensus is a 0.1% drop to 5.2%.
Disney is unleashing its new line of "Star Wars" toys and products Friday. Tech Insider got an early preview of some of Hasbro's anticipated "Star Wars" toys reveals ranging from new lightsabers to "Star Wars"-themed Nerf guns. We'll be checking out everything hands on Saturday. For now, here are the ones kids and fans of the series will be clamoring over.