WASHINGTON — The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose in the first quarter to the highest point in more than a year as rising global oil prices and a rebounding economy pushed up imports sharply.
NEW YORK — FedEx on Wednesday offered a conservative outlook for its new fiscal year even as strong exports from Asia led to healthy fourth-quarter results.
WASHINGTON — Home construction plunged last month and building permits also fell, the latest signs that the construction industry won’t fuel the economic recovery.
WASHINGTON — Fresh from admonishing BP before the world, President Barack Obama now gets his moment with the oil company’s leaders. It will be on his turf and, he vowed to an angry nation, on his terms.
FRESNO, Calif. — Farmers in California’s vast agricultural valley will have no problem growing much of the nation’s fall lettuce crop thanks to late-season storms that freed up more water to nurture their fields.