WASHINGTON U.S. manufacturing contracted in November for the first time in 36 months as the sector buckled under the weight of a strong dollar and deep spending cuts in the energy sector. | Video
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BRUSSELS Differences between the United States and the European Union over issues such as genetically modified crops and hormone-treated beef could scupper a free trade deal, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday.
HONG KONG A surge in Chinese cross-border technology and telecoms deals has helped mergers and acquisitions in Asia Pacific cross $1 trillion for the first time but mainland banks are missing out on the payoffs as they badly trail global rivals in advisory work.
NEW YORK UnitedHealth Group Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday defended the company's possible withdrawal from the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, calling the 2015 expansion into two dozen states a "bad decision."
BERLIN The Volkswagen emissions scandal does not appear to have hit demand for diesel cars in Germany, the chief of the VDA industry association said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 1 - U.S. construction spending rose more than expected in October as outlays rose across the board, suggesting the economy remains on firmer ground despite some slowing in consumer spending and persistent weakness in manufacturing.