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Earnings outlook on modest upswing for top tier of U.S. malls

Subscriber onlyMall landlords, battered for the past two years by the rise of online shopping, are trying to push a new narrative of improving sales and increased demand for empty space at their properties. Continue reading...

Consumer prices up by most in 10 years; inflation-adjusted wages flat in July

Subscriber onlyA gauge of U.S. consumer prices jumped by the most in a decade in July, eating into wage gains that have barely budged in the past four months and strengthening the case for the Federal Reserve to keep raising interest rates gradually. Continue reading...

Rules to give some bankers tax break

Subscriber onlyIt's practically a dictionary definition to say that banks provide financial services. But when it comes to the new tax law, that's not how the Treasury Department sees it. Continue reading...

Fed analyzing spending, payrolls

Researchers use private data to help guide monetary policy

Subscriber onlyFederal Reserve officials deployed an experimental tool as they scrambled to assess the harm done by storms hammering the U.S. last year: a trove of "big data" that gave real-time answers on spending they'd normally have to wait on for weeks. Continue reading...

Black farmers see bias in sale of bad soybean seeds

Subscriber onlySoybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would produce good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta fields, and were less likely to be damaged by weeds. Continue reading...

Report: Kentucky coal jobs declining

Subscriber onlyThe number of coal jobs edged down in Kentucky between April and the end of June, illustrating the continued struggles of the industry despite President Donald Trump's campaign promise to "put our miners back to work." Continue reading...

Broadcast merger fizzles; suit filed

Subscriber onlySinclair Broadcast Group Inc. saw its bid to become a nationwide powerhouse collapse after its would-be partner, Tribune Media Co., withdrew from a planned $3.9 billion merger that drew the ire of regulators. Continue reading...

Tesla's tweet-fueled surge wanes

If Musk’s finance claim proves unfounded, SEC scrutiny likely

Subscriber onlyIt didn't take long for the euphoria to fade. Continue reading...

Others in House had biotech's stock

5 of Collins’ GOP peers invested; none sold right before fall

Subscriber onlyFive House members bought shares of an Australian biotechnology company in January 2017 that's at the center of an insider trading indictment of New York Republican Chris Collins, congressional financial disclosures show. Continue reading...

Appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide, cites risks

Subscriber onlyA federal appeals court Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos, which former administrator Scott Pruitt had refused to do last year, despite mounting concerns about its risks to human health. Continue reading...

Investors shed energy, bank stocks

Subscriber onlyMajor U.S. indexes stood stock-still for the third consecutive day Thursday as gains for retailers were canceled out by losses for banks and other companies. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyEquity firm to buy Tyson's TNT Crust Continue reading...

Suits over hog-farm stink get new judge

Subscriber onlyThe federal judge who has managing a series of North Carolina lawsuits accusing the world's largest pork company of creating nuisances for rural neighbors is being temporarily replaced. Continue reading...

U.S., Mexico close on carmaking deal

Subscriber onlyU.S. and Mexican negotiators are working to reach a NAFTA cars deal this week that would allow Canada to rejoin talks and move toward resolving the toughest issues that affect all three nations, according to three people familiar with the discussions. Continue reading...

Foreign workers, bosses arrested

Immigration raid targets execs, too

Subscriber only A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired -- and mistreated -- workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Continue reading...