Business / Economy Mar 9, 2019

U.S. job creation screeched to a halt in February

U.S. job creation ground to a virtual halt last month, the government reported Friday, a blow to President Donald Trump's hopes for undiminished economic growth this year. But after the unusually dramatic swing in the critical monthly data, economists — whose forecasts missed badly — ...

Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Business / Economy Feb 5, 2019

Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Russia's economy expanded 2.3 percent last year, growing more quickly than the government and the IMF had predicted, according to state statistics published Monday. Russia's growth rate accelerated from 1.6 percent in 2017 and exceeded the economy ministry's prediction of 1.8 percent as well as ...