Economy

Uber Fined $649 Million for Saying Drivers Aren't Employees

17 minutes ago   |   NY Times

The move by New Jersey could reverberate across the gig economy.
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Hong Kong to unveil depth of recession amid protests, trade war

47 minutes ago   |   Reuters

Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as...
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Tariff anxiety is mounting across American households, threatening the backbone of the economy

Tariff anxiety is mounting across American households, threatening the backbone of the economy

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Trade tensions with China have further raised alarm in American households, undermining one of the brightest spots in an economy otherwise expected to slow. About two-thirds of...
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Consumer Reports finds vehicle redesigns come with glitches

2 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

DETROIT - When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable. In its annual auto reliability survey this year, Consumer Reports found...
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Pelosi Optimistic Congress to Vote on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Deal This Year

2 hours ago   |   Fortune

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's aiming to have the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement approved by House this year, a sign that negotiations with the Trump...
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Fed's Kaplan says strong consumer will help the U.S. economy avoid recession in 2020

3 hours ago   |   Reuters

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said he does not expect the U.S. economy to enter a recession next year, and he was optimistic that the strong consumer can...
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Wall Street slips after Cisco's gloomy outlook

4 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

Wall Street's main indexes slipped from near record levels on Thursday, as a dour forecast from tech stalwart Cisco Systems raised fresh questions about the global economy's...
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Fed's Bullard: 'More normal' yield curve bullish sign for 2020

4 hours ago   |   Reuters

The way U.S. bond markets responded to recent Federal Reserve interest rate cuts could be "bullish" for the economy, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on...
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Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

4 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before...
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Walmart raises earnings forecast ahead of holidays

6 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Walmart posted strong results Thursday as a strong economy boosted purchases at its stores and website, earning praise from U.S. President Donald Trump. Fred Katayama reports.
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President Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

President Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

The filing sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns the president has refused to release, unlike every other modern president. Read more ...

'Suspect in custody' after several people injured in shooting at southern...

'Suspect in custody' after several people injured in shooting at southern California high school

Several people were injured in a school shooting in the Los Angeles area Thursday morning and reports indicate the suspect is "no longer a threat." Read more ...

Man mistakes hunting buddy for deer, shoots him during hunt in South...

Man mistakes hunting buddy for deer, shoots him during hunt in South Carolina, officials say

A hunter was shot Thursday after he was mistaken for a deer by one of his hunting buddies, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Read more ...

Several people injured in shooting at southern California high school, says...

Several people injured in shooting at southern California high school, says LA County Fire Dept

Information about the reported victims has not been released. Read more ...

Multiple victims injured in California high school shooting; police are...

Multiple victims injured in California high school shooting; police are hunting for the gunman

Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a California high school Thursday morning. Authorities said they were searching for a male, Asian suspect wearing black... Read more ...

Pastor: Former President Jimmy Carter ‘up and walking' post brain surgery

Pastor: Former President Jimmy Carter ‘up and walking' post brain surgery

The Rev. Tony Lowden of Maranatha Baptist Church visited Carter in an Atlanta hospital Wednesday and told reporters that the 95-year-old was in good spirits. Read more ...

Deval Patrick announces White House bid

Deval Patrick announces White House bid

BOSTON - Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick made his last-minute presidential campaign official on Thursday, posting an announcement video online where he explains the... Read more ...

Bevin Concedes Contentious Kentucky Gubernatorial Race

Bevin Concedes Contentious Kentucky Gubernatorial Race

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky's bitterly fought governor's race , the AP reports. Bevin, an... Read more ...

Will Smith lands first big free-agency deal of offseason from Braves

Will Smith lands first big free-agency deal of offseason from Braves

The first big signing of MLB's offseason was completed on Thursday, not long after the GM Meetings ended. The Atlanta Braves inked Giants closer Will Smith to a three-year, $40... Read more ...

Santa Clarita high school shooter identified as Nathaniel Berhow

Santa Clarita high school shooter identified as Nathaniel Berhow

The shooter who opened fire inside a Santa Clarita high school Thursday is a junior at the school who chose his own birthday for the attack, authorities said. The 16-year-old... Read more ...