Global Growth Woes Threaten to Beset U.S. Economy Another bout of weakening global growth is buffeting a U.S. economy that has faced five years of uneven growth, raising a crucial question: Can the U.S. pull the rest of the world through a slow patch or will sluggish global growth hobble the recovery?
China Growth Slowest in Five Years China’s economy grew at its slowest pace for five years in the third quarter, suggesting the government’s targeted easing measures to boost economic growth haven’t yielded expected results.
U.S. to Go Easier on Mortgage Rules A push to tighten mortgage-lending standards in the wake of the housing bust has given way to making credit more accessible as Washington frets about the strength of the housing recovery.
France Pressures Berlin for Stimulus Plan French ministers urged Germany to put in place a three-year, €50 billion stimulus program, deepening the confrontation over economic policy between Paris and Berlin.
US Business News
The Race Is On To Find Organic Pesticides Seed and pesticide makers like BASF, DuPont, Bayer and Monsanto are investing heavily to develop products incorporating organisms like bacteria and tiny fungi, which executives say can help plants avert pests.
Will Cheap Gas Hurt Ford Truck? The about 14% decline in U.S. fuel prices in the last four months is raising an unexpected hurdle for Ford’s lighter-weight F-150 pickup truck designed for an era of expensive gasoline.
Total Names Patrick Pouyanné CEO Total named refining and chemicals head Patrick Pouyanné as its new chief executive, after the death of Christophe de Margerie in a Moscow plane crash.
Boeing Posts Strong Results Boeing said its earnings increased, buoyed by continued strong demand for the aerospace giant’s jetliners. Results easily outpaced market estimates, and the company again raised its earnings guidance for the year.
Companies Try to Escape Health Law's Penalties With the health law’s insurance mandate for employers set to kick in next year, companies are trying to avoid the law’s penalties while holding down costs, using strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid.
U.S. Expands Takata Air Bag Action U.S. safety regulators expanded a call for car owners to “act immediately” on vehicles equipped with defective Takata Corp. air bags to include 7.8 million U.S. vehicles—the second revision of the tally in as many days.
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