A Labor Department report states that American employers added 201,000 jobs in August, while the unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent, suggesting that policy changes made by the Trump administration have not slowed economic growth.
As customers increasingly use their smartphones for their banking needs, branches are offering everything from art exhibits to free wifi to keep up the foot traffic. While branches are costly to maintain financial institutions feel they are vital for customer service.
Nike received kudos and criticism on Monday after releasing an advertisement that referred to former NFL player Colin Kaepernick's controversial police brutality protests. From Patagonia to Starbucks, retailers are increasingly making public statements on social issues.
The internet retailer's new market value signals its increasing control over huge swathes of the US economy. Following Apple's push past the $1 trillion cap last month, Amazon's foray into health care and brick-and-mortar retail is a harbinger of more change to come.
The most recent GDP report was the best since 2014. The White House predicts growth topping 3 percent for the calendar year, which would be a first since the Great Recession. Here's a deeper look at the trends.
Farmers running small-scale organic farms say lax regulations have allowed large confined animal operations to dominate the industry, leaving smaller owners either barely squeezing out a profit or in most cases losing money. They are pushing back by appealing to consumers.
The one-year halt of new licenses for Uber and other ride-hail services is the first attempt by a US city to regulate the rapidly changing industry. The proposal's backers say the explosion of such services harms its own drivers and taxi drivers, while opponents say restrictions limit reliable transportation options.
Two years ago, a Chinese company committed to creating thousands of jobs in Arkadelphia, Ark., with the construction of a paper mill in the small town. But trade disputes between the United States and China have left the deal in limbo.
To revive New York's dying garment industry, a new plan proposes preserving at least 300,000 square feet of the garment district for manufacturing. That's millions fewer than factories occupied as recently as the 1960s when many of the clothes sold in the United States were made in Manhattan.
For workers living paycheck to paycheck, one modest financial setback can lead to severe financial hardship. Flexible-pay services allow workers to take out money from their paychecks as they need it.
The $119 billion drop has stirred up questions about the future of the social media giant as it grapples with big existential questions ranging from users' privacy to fake news.
President Trump announced he will withhold new tariffs on European auto imports and in return the EU has promised to buy US soybeans, easing some stress on farmers feeling the effects of China's tariffs, but details of the agreement are still to be determined.