Tag Archives: U.S.

U.S. gun lobby agrees to target ‘bump stocks’ after Las Vegas massacre

The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, that Stephen Paddock fired from, is seen in the evening in Las Vegas, Nevada.   | Photo Credit: AFP The carnage on Sunday night across the street from the Mandalay Bay hotel ranked as the bloodiest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The United States gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms control measures, voiced its ... Read More »

U.S. economy loses 33,000 jobs after hurricanes, first decline in seven years. But unemployment falls to 4.2 percent

Widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in La Grange, Tex. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman/AP) The U.S. economy lost 33,000 jobs in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma last month, the first decline since September 2010. The unemployment rate declined slightly to 4.2 percent, the lowest since February 2001. Analysts had been expecting job growth to slump in September after the one-two punch ... Read More »

Flooding from Harvey the biggest risk to U.S. energy sector

 Refinery problems tied to the flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey and pipeline outages pose the biggest source of sector disruptions, Goldman Sachs said. Tropical Storm Harvey picked up pace and strength as it moved out of southern Texas overnight. The storm is on track to move east toward Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley through Friday. The threat of flooding for the Houston metropolitan ... Read More »

U.S. Economy Grew At 2.6 Percent Rate In 2nd Quarter

Cars on a dealer lot in Pittsburgh. Consumer spending helped drive economic growth in the 2nd quarter to more than double first quarter GDP. Gene J. Puskar/AP The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent between April and June. It was nice comeback from the tepid 1.2 percent annual growth rate of the first quarter and more ... Read More »

U.S. economy poised for faster growth? Leading indicators say yes

The U.S. economy might be accelerating, according to the leading economic indicators. A broad measure of how well the U.S. economy is performing surged in June after a strong gain in May, suggesting growth could speed up in the months ahead. The leading economic index jumped 0.6% last month after a revised 0.4% increase in May, the Conference Board said ... Read More »

U.S. first quarter economic growth revised up on jump in consumer spending

The U.S. economy slowed less than feared in the first quarter due largely to a jump in consumer spending, providing a slightly more encouraging outlook for growth this year. Gross domestic product increased at a 1.4 percent annual rate instead of the 1.2 percent reported last month, the Commerce Department said in its final assessment for the period on Thursday. ... Read More »

U.S. Bank and Sage Announce AP Optimizer to Streamline Invoice Payments

U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) and Sage (LON:SGE) announced this week at Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago a new partnership that will benefit Sage customers in the U.S. and Canada. The partnership centers around the introduction of AP Optimizer, an application built by U.S. Bank that lives inside the Sage Live accounting platform. Its purpose, according to Bradley Matthews, head of Middle Market ... Read More »

U.S. Bank and Sage Announce AP Optimizer to Streamline Invoice Payments

U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) and Sage (LON:SGE) announced this week at Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago a new partnership that will benefit Sage customers in the U.S. and Canada. The partnership centers around the introduction of AP Optimizer, an application built by U.S. Bank that lives inside the Sage Live accounting platform. Its purpose, according to Bradley Matthews, head of Middle Market ... Read More »

U.S. stocks finish slightly lower as geopolitical tensions escalate

U.S. stocks finished lower on Tuesday as rising geopolitical tensions lured investors out of risky assets like stocks and into the perceived safety of Treasurys, gold and the Japanese yen. The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.14% shed 3.38 points, or 0.1%, to 2,353.78. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 6.58 points, or less than 0.1%, to 20,651.44. The Nasdaq Composite ... Read More »

U.S. business spending picking up, but may slow in second quarter

Durable goods are seen on sale in a store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson New orders for U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in February, but a surge in shipments amid demand for machinery and electrical equipment supported expectations for an acceleration in business investment in the first quarter. Manufacturing is recovering from a prolonged slump, ... Read More »