• The IndependentUK inflation: CPI came in lower than expected in July while RPI beat estimates

    Consumer price inflation came in lower than expected in July, while retail price inflation beat estimates. The annual rate of CPI inflation was 2.6 per cent in the month, equal to June’s figure and lower than the 2.7 per cent City of London analysts had pencilled in. Core CPI, which strips out volatile energy and food prices, was 2.4 per cent, Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneGrocery Outlet opens in long-closed Allied Gardens Albertsons

    When the Albertsons store at Waring Road and Zion Avenue shuttered its doors in February 2015, few imagined it would be closed for any extended period of time.After all, for more than 60 years, the spot housed a thriving supermarket — first Food Basket, then Lucky, then Albertsons.Allied Gardens residents — and even people in neighboring Grantville, San Carlos and Read more...

  • The Seattle TimesGerman economy, Europe’s largest, posts 0.6 pct 2Q growth

    BERLIN (AP) — The German economy, Europe’s largest, continued its strong performance in the second quarter with gross domestic product growing 0.6 percent over the previous quarter. The Federal Statistics Office said Tuesday the GDP growth followed an upwardly revised 0.7 percent growth in the first quarter, according to figures adjusted for seasonal and calendar variations. The figures could bolster Read more...

  • ABCAsian stocks rise after Koreas, US make diplomatic overtures

    Asian shares rose Tuesday as both Koreas and the U.S. appeared to indicate a willingness to defuse the crisis over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. A rally on Wall Street fueled by gains in technology shares also helped. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1 percent to 19,753.31. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5 percent to 5,757.50. South Korea’s markets were closed Read more...

  • Associated PressGerman economy, Europe’s largest, posts 0.6 pct 2Q growth

    German economy, Europe's largest, posts 0.6 pct 2Q growth Associated Press – 15 August 2017 03:13-04:00 Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more on Associated Press.

  • BBC NewsFTSE 100 continues to recover

    The UK market continued to recover in early trade as tensions between the US and North Korea eased.Worries over the war of words between the two countries last week had led to a sharp sell-off on global markets.But shares recovered some ground on Monday, and as trading got under way on Tuesday the FTSE 100 rose 12.67 points to 7,366.56.Newly-formed Read more...

  • BostonThe incredible shrinking Sears

    A Sears, Roebuck & Company catalog from 1944. —Patricia Wall / The New York Times Imagine a retailer that began by specializing in just one product, then grew into a mammoth that redefined the U.S. shopping experience. Among its innovations: No matter where you lived, it shipped your order directly to you, whether you were looking for cast-iron cookware, a Read more...

  • CBS NewsBusiness is booming for social media influencers

    NEW YORK — When you’re looking at pictures on social media, sometimes they seem perfect enough to be an advertisement. And sometimes, that’s exactly what they are.Social media influencer Alexa Mehraban’s job sounds too good to be true. She takes pictures of food and posts them on Instagram. Companies pay her to do it.”Once I started working with brands, and Read more...

  • Daily HeraldDemolition set for Indiana plant where thousands once worked

    MUNCIE, Ind. — The new owner of a former BorgWarner auto transmissions factory in central Indiana plans to demolish much of the facility that used to employ thousands of workers. The move comes after unsuccessful efforts to find a company to take over the Muncie plant since it was closed in 2009 by Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner. The (Muncie) Star Read more...

  • Detroit Free PressUnder Armour, Intel CEOs quit Trump's job council over Charlottesville rally response

    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said late Monday he’s stepping down from President Trump’s manufacturing job council, joining Merck and Intel in distancing his company from the administration following Trump’s widely criticized response to white nationalists’ rally at Charlottesville. “We remain resolute in our potential and ability to improve American manufacturing,” Plank said in a statement. “However, Under Armour engages in innovation and Read more...