Economics

US weekly jobless claims drop to seven-month low

December 6, 2019

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting their lowest level in seven months, suggesting the labor market remains solid even as the economy is slowing. Initial claims for […]

Economics

US growth revised higher to 2.1% in third quarter

November 28, 2019

The U.S. economy grew more quickly than expected in the three months through September, according to new figures published by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. Gross domestic product increased at a 2.1 percent annualized rate, […]

Economics

Chick-Fil-A will no longer fund anti-LGBTQ organizations

November 19, 2019

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is no longer funding two organizations that oppose same-sex marriage, the company said Monday. The Atlanta-based restaurant chain has come under fire from LGBTQ+ activists for donating millions of dollars to two […]