Byline: By PAUL WISEMAN

Jobless claims increase slightly

3/4/21

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour could provide a welcome opportunity for someone like...

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that...

WASHINGTON — The number of laid-off Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a still-elevated 881,000 last week, evidence that the...

WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing...

US, China eye deal to suspend tariffs

12/12/19

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in...

WASHINGTON — Businesses and investors have been nervously monitoring U.S.-China trade talks for months, hoping the world’s two biggest economies...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and China resumed high-levels talks Thursday aimed at easing a trade standoff that has unnerved global investors and clouded...

WASHINGTON — The clash over free trade in North America has long been fought over familiar issues: Low-paid Mexican workers. U.S. factories that...

WASHINGTON — The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting harder to find as the world’s two biggest economies...

Snapshot of brewing trade war

7/3/18

WASHINGTON — To understand why the United States and China stand on the brink of a trade war, consider the near-death experience of American...

WASHINGTON — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of...

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