Sizing up the 2019 holiday shopping season for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — With two weeks until the official start of the holiday shopping season, the nation’s retailers are gearing up for what should be another brutally competitive shopping period. ...

Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows s...

Powell to testify before Congress as Fed pauses rate cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is due to testify Wednesday in Congress about the outlook for the U.S. economy, giving his perspective two weeks after the Fed cut interest rat...

Kansas boosts tax collection forecast $510M over 2 years

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials on Thursday boosted the state's projections for tax collections by $510 million over two budget years, something certain to renew an already intense dispute betwee...

Consumer borrowing rises, led by more auto and student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing rose in September at a modest pace, driven by more student and auto loans, though a category that mostly includes credit cards fell for the second straight month. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2019. There are 55 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 6, 1...

30 years after Berlin Wall fell, East-West divides remain

BERLIN (AP) — Many people in the former East Germany say they feel like second-class citizens 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, despite a growing economy and low unemployment. ...

1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year from Sunday, voters will decide whether to grant President Donald Trump a second term in office, an election that will be a referendum on Trump's vision for America's cultur...

The Latest: US employers added solid 128,000 jobs in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. employment report for October (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure t...

France cuts jobless benefits as part of Macron reforms plan

PARIS (AP) — Changes to France's jobs market are entering into force on Friday as part of President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make the labor market more flexible and revitalize economic growth. ...

US jobs data to show whether hiring is still fueling growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's October jobs report being released Friday will help show whether hiring remains a key source of strength for a U.S. economy that's been weakened by trade wars and a ...

AP-NORC Poll: Trump approval steady as impeachment rages

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's approval rating is holding steady as the House presses forward with an impeachment probe that could imperil his presidency, according to a new poll from The ...

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indi...

Fed is expected to cut rates but may offer little guidance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set to cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a third time this year to help sustain the U.S. economic expansion in the face of widespread trade tension...

Here's the single phrase to watch for from the Fed this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists and investors who are trying to get a fix on what the Federal Reserve may do in the months ahead have zeroed in on a single phrase in the statement it has issued after its...