Economy

The Latest: Turkish court rules to free rights activist

Aug 15, 2018

Amnesty International says a court in Istanbul has ruled for the release from prison of the rights group's former Turkey chairman.

US retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

Aug 15, 2018

US retail sales up a healthy 0.5 percent annual rate as consumers spend more on cars and restaurants

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

Aug 15, 2018

In a rare admission of error, the White House has walked back its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African American workers than President Barack Obama

Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

Aug 15, 2018

Stock markets are down amid a drop in commodity prices that suggests concern about economic growth.

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

Aug 15, 2018

Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis

Currency Markets

Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

Aug 15, 2018

Stock markets are down amid a drop in commodity prices that suggests concern about economic growth.

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

Aug 15, 2018

Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis

US retailers small companies rally as Turkey fears ease

Aug 14, 2018

Gains for retailers and small and medium-sized companies lead U.S. indexes higher as investors' fears about the Turkish currency crisis ease

The Latest: Turkey says it will help firms hit by turmoil

Aug 14, 2018

Turkey's finance minister says his government is working on steps to help banks and support companies affected by the currency crisis.

Global markets stabilize as Turkey jitters ease

Aug 14, 2018

Most global stock markets have steadied as worries subside over Turkey's currency crisis and its potential impact on other countries.

Debt And Bond Markets

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

Aug 13, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week marked by assertions of record-breaking economic growth that doesn't exist

Markets Right Now: Turkish turmoil sends US stocks lower

Aug 10, 2018

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe skidded as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey and how it might affect the global financial system.

US budget deficit totals $76.9 billion in July

Aug 10, 2018

US budget deficit totals $76.9 billion in July, running 20.8 percent higher for year

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

Aug 9, 2018

Stocks struggled to a mostly lower finish on Wall Street as losses for banks and energy stocks offset gains elsewhere in the market.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move higher on Wall Street

Aug 7, 2018

U.S. stocks are rising again as strong company earnings lift the market. The benchmark S&P 500 index is rising Tuesday for the fourth day in a row and the fifth out of the last six.