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LONDON/ATHENS - A halt to international payments from Greek bank accounts is hurting Greek businesses and their foreign partners and threatening supplies of vital goods like food and clothing into the debt-crippled country.
Martinne Geller and Lefteris Karagiannopoulos
July 03, 2015
LONDON - Oil prices edged higher on Thursday as the U.S. dollar slipped following weaker-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls data.
Poll indications that Greek citizens were expected to back a cash-for-reforms deal in a referendum on Sunday added to the bullish momentum, traders said.
ATHENS - Greece's last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday were not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund.
Renee Maltezou and Robert-Jan Bartunek
July 01, 2015
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending recorded its largest increase in nearly six years in May on strong demand for automobiles and other big-ticket items, further evidence that economic growth was gathering momentum in the second quarter.
WASHINGTON - A battle in Congress that could shut down the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank next week is already causing headaches for small exporters as they try to stop customers from defecting to foreign competitors and as export financing starts to freeze up.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter but less than previously estimated as it struggled with bad weather, a strong dollar, spending cuts in the energy sector and disruptions at West Coast ports.
HAVANA - The Cuban economy will grow 4 percent in the first half of 2015, in line with official forecasts on the strength of increases in sugar production, manufacturing, construction and trade, Economy Minister Marino Murrillo said.
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices in May recorded their largest increase in more than two years as gasoline prices surged, suggesting an energy-driven disinflationary trend had probably run its course.
CHICAGO - The productivity and innovation of U.S. agriculture is driving a transformation to bio-based products across the economy that is supporting millions of jobs and significantly displacing fossil fuels, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday.
The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to conduct monetary policy. Beginning with the 1913 Federal Reserve Act, Congress has delegated this authority to the Federal Reserve (Fed). Congress has provided the Fed with a dual mandate: price stability and maximum employment.
WASHINGTON - U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May, likely as a strong dollar and energy spending cuts continued to weigh on manufacturing and mining output, bucking signs of an acceleration in the broader economy.
WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales surged in May as households boosted purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods even as they paid a bit more for gasoline, the latest sign economic growth is finally gathering steam.
LONDON - The dollar strengthened against the euro, U.S. and euro zone government bond yields rose and U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday after above-forecast U.S. jobs data that bolstered the prospect of a Federal Reserve interest rate in September.
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