Stories by Paul Wiseman

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

US businesses added 182K jobs in October

WASHINGTON — American businesses added a solid but unspectacular 182,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey.
By Paul Wiseman

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

China's currency devaluation and slowing economy being felt

WASHINGTON — A free-falling Chinese currency could make China’s goods cheaper for foreigners, squeeze Western companies, discourage Chinese tourism, increase China’s exports and complicate the ...
By Paul Wiseman

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

US consumer borrowing hits another record in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer borrowing hit another record in June, good news for the American economy, as Americans add $20.7 billion in debt.
By Paul Wiseman

Friday, July 17, 2015

Rising gas prices push inflation up modestly in June

WASHINGTON — Rising gasoline prices pushed inflation up modestly in June, leaving overall consumer prices higher than they were a year earlier for the first time since December.
By Paul Wiseman

Friday, June 5, 2015

Housing debt is overwhelming older Americans

WASHINGTON — Of all the financial threats facing Americans of retirement age - outliving savings, falling for scams, paying for long-term care - housing isn't supposed to be one.
By Paul Wiseman

Thursday, June 4, 2015

IMF urges Federal Reserve to delay interest rate increase

The In­ternational Monetary Fund on Thurs­day urged the Federal Reserve to put off raising short-term interest rates until next year because the U.S. economy still needs help.
By Paul Wiseman

Friday, May 29, 2015

US consumer sentiment drops in May

WASHINGTON — A weak U.S. economy pulled down consumer sentiment in May.
By Paul Wiseman

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Unemployment rate for recent college grads rose in 2014

Unemployment for recent college graduates higher in 2014, but prospects brightening this year.
By Paul Wiseman

Friday, April 10, 2015

Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties

Strong economy, dollar and Cuba breakthrough give US a chance to regain clout in Latin America.
By Paul Wiseman

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

US construction spending falls for second month in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending slipped for the second month in February, pulled down by a drop in single-family home building.
By Paul Wiseman

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

US consumer confidence slides after big January gain

Consumer confidence slides after big January gain but remains above pre-recession levels.
By Paul Wiseman

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace

Rise of the machines: Study sees robots cutting labor costs 16 pct. in world factories by 2025.
By Paul Wiseman

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Macau ranks No. 1 in economic performance among world cities

WASHINGTON — Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world’s major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursday.
By Paul Wiseman

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges up

Average US 30-year mortgage rates rise slightly to 3.87 percent, still near 19-month low.
By Paul Wiseman

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

US consumer confidence rises in December

US consumer confidence up in December as economy gains steam.
By Paul Wiseman

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

US-Cuba diplomatic thaw could benefit industries

WASHINGTON — The United States’ commercial ties with Cuba were broken 54 years ago after Fidel Castro took power on the Caribbean island. Now U.S.-Cuba trade is poised to resume at last.
By Paul Wiseman

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

US proves surprisingly resilient

The International Monetary Fund, which heightened jitters by cutting its forecasts for global economic growth, has actually upgraded its outlook for the United States.
By Paul Wiseman

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Economic forecast in much of world: Dim to gloomy

Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance.
By Paul Wiseman

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Doubt cast on central bank's plans

WASHINGTON - For the struggling Spanish shopkeeper or Portuguese restaurant owner, the European Central Bank's stimulus plan won't provide much relief.
By Paul Wiseman

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall

WASHINGTON - Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
By Paul Wiseman
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