A growing number of state and local laws ban an employer practice that is said to perpetuate pay bias. But some researchers say the move may be counterproductive.
The Commerce Department said foreign metals posed a threat to national security, setting the stage for President Trump to consider stiff tariffs.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose by much more than expected in February.
Concerns mount about an overbuilt luxury market and a shortage of affordable rental housing.
U.S. homebuilding increased to more than a one-year high in January, boosted by a rebound in the construction of single-family housing units.
Jim Fish disputes the narrative that major companies are only using corporate tax cut benefits to buy back stock.
U.S. import prices rose more than expected in January as the cost of imported petroleum and a range of other goods increased.
The same misleading metaphors are used again and again to talk about economic policy. We need a new frameWhat do people think the economy is? How do they think it works? How do you think it works, if you think it works at all? The New Economics Foundation, in its …
Readers respond to an earlier letter suggesting that students should replace migrant farm workers after BrexitIn the agricultural sector there is a shortfall of 4,300 jobs with a tiny proportion of the population working on farms. Yet Aileen Hammond (Letters, 15 February) demands that 2.28 million students in higher education …
January high street performance fails to pick up after disappointing December 3.01pm GMTDespite hopes of a pick-up in high street spending after a poor December, UK retail sales came in weaker than expected in January.Sales of gym wear improved but food sales fell, according to the Office for National Statistics. …
Consumer spending squeeze blamed for 0.1% rise with only gym kit and toys increasingJanuary was a tough month for high street retailers as sales rose just 0.1%, far below City expectations, as higher prices continued to deter shoppers from spending.City analysts had expected a recovery of around 0.5% last month, …
To prevent auto driver partners from shifting to newly launched Uber auto service, home-grown, app-based ride-sharing company Ola has announced new incentives scheme for them.
Egypt’s military and police forces have killed 53 Islamist militants and arrested 680 suspects in a week-long offensive to crush insurgents that is focused on the Sinai Peninsula
Forest data masks the actual loss of forest cover.
With the agriculture sector in some amount of distress, despite two successive good crops, the prime minister has called for a brainstorming session to try and find ways to alleviate the stress and ensure farmers get a good price for their produce.