For all of 2018, sales of existing homes fell 3.1 percent from a year ago to the weakest total since 2015.
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
While methods and motivations can vary greatly, businesses that go this route share a common tenet: Working for social betterment is probably a good investment -- financial or otherwise.
By Courtney Vinopal
The International Monetary Fund expects 3.5 percent global growth this year, down from 3.7 percent in 2018.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Growth slowed to 6.6 percent as both the world's appetite for China's exports and domestic consumer spending weakened.
By Joe McDonald, Associated Press
The strain on current and future federal workers is raising concerns that the shutdown is damaging the government’s reputation as a stable employer.
By Paul Solman
In the early 20th century, Standard Oil was broken up because of its vast power. Today, many think Facebook, Google or Amazon present similar threats, but they proceed unchallenged. In "The Curse of Bigness," law professor Tim Wu argues that…
By Gretchen Frazee
If Congress back pays employees once the shutdown ends, the workers would be required to pay back any unemployment benefits they received.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5.
By Philip Moeller
They range from extending the current Medicare program to people age 55 and older, to a single-payer system that does away with insurance companies and employer-based health insurance altogether.
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