US Business News

Deals Stoke Criticism Over U.S.'s Plan to End Internet Oversight

Related Link: 

The U.S. government plans within weeks to end much of its oversight of the California nonprofit that helps run the internet, a move with broad international support. But recent business deals by the nonprofit are threatening to roil those plans.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Index Rose 1.3% in July

Related Link: 

A measure of homes under contract for sale rose in July, a sign of steady demand amid low interest rates and rising employment.

EU Apple Tax Ruling Stirs Fears of Revenue Loss in U.S.

Related Link: 

The European Commission’s ruling that Apple must repay $14.5 billion to Ireland represents a major threat to a bipartisan U.S. tax agreement that has long seemed plausible but always sat just out of reach.

ADP Reports 177,000 Increase in August Payrolls

Related Link: 

Private U.S. employers continued to hire at a solid clip in August, the latest sign that the nation’s labor market remains robust even if job creation is moderating.

Asahi Mixes Drinks as Japan's Beer Market Shrinks

Related Link: 

In an era when Budweiser is sold by a Belgium-based company, Japanese beer has remained in Japan’s hands. The head of Asahi wants to keep it that way, as brewers battle a shrinking domestic market.

'Soft Skills' Like Critical Thinking Are in Short Supply

Related Link: 

Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly tough to find job applicants who have ‘soft skills’ like the ability to communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get along with co-workers.

As Food Prices Fall, Economic Pain Hits More Businesses

Related Link: 

Consumers’ glee at the supermarket checkout over lower food prices isn’t shared by all: Farmers, grocers and restaurateurs are feeling the pinch of cheap milk, beef and corn prices on their incomes.

Construction Unions Stymie Low-Income Housing Plans in California, New York

Related Link: 

Legislative efforts in two of the country’s most populous states to boost urban housing construction are facing a common barrier: resistance from construction unions.

U.S. Jobs, EU Sentiment, China Manufacturing

Related Link: 

This week, the U.S. monthly jobs report will accompany data on personal consumption and inflation, while readings in Europe on unemployment and business sentiment could reflect the impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU.

Syndicate content