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  • Taste for little luxuries suggest Japan's tax rise hangover fading

    By Stanley White and Izumi Nakagawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Bartender Yoshiro Tsuneoka smiled with satisfaction between popping open bottles of champagne. It was midweek, 8 pm, and business was good at the tiny bar in downtown Tokyo. Watching a bevy of...
  • Retail sales up slightly in May

    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month from April, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected....
  • Argentina's economy minister: from 'flaming Red' to pragmatic negotiator

    By Sarah Marsh BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - When he became Argentina's economy minister late last year, many in the business community feared Axel Kicillof, who was once described by a critic as a "flaming Red Marxist," might plunge Latin America's No. 3...
  • Swiss government mulls measures to cool housing market

    By Caroline Copley ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government is weighing new measures to cool demand in the housing market out of fear that Switzerland's high levels of household debt could provoke a real estate crash if the economy went into recession,...
  • U.S. business inventories post largest increase in six months

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. business inventories recorded their biggest increase in six months in April and picked up excluding automobiles, supporting expectations of a sharp rebound in growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on...
  • Retail sales rise modestly in May

    Retail sales rise modestly in May
    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates, but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected. Sales would...
  • Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low

    Jobless claims rise modestly but remain low
    Jobless claims rose modestly last week but remained low, indicating that the labor market is continuing to grow at a solid pace. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits increased to 317,000 in the week ended Saturday, up from...
  • Apartment building foreclosures plunge in Chicago

     Apartment building foreclosures plunge in Chicago
    Foreclosure cases were filed against almost 2,800 Chicago apartment buildings with 7,700 units last year, the smallest number since the housing crisis began and a sign of the residential market's stabilization. The more than 30 percent decrease in...
  • UK industrial output growth quickens in April, recovery broadens out

    By Ana Nicolaci da Costa and David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - British industry enjoyed its strongest annual growth in over three years in April, in a further sign that the country's rapid economic expansion is becoming less reliant on consumer demand....
  • IMF warns of reform fatigue holding back Greece

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece needs to improve the efficiency of its public sector dramatically to meet fiscal targets and avoid new austerity measures, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. It cautioned that reform fatigue had set in among the...
  • Chapman to present update on economic predictions

    The annual Chapman University Economic Forecast returns to Costa Mesa on June 19 for a midyear update on the predictions made last year. Following a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., the presentation begins at 8:30 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom...
  • Dutch economy to grow but underperform: central bank

    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch economy will continue to recover but underperform trend growth levels in 2015 and 2016 as a dip in natural gas production persists, the central bank said in a semi-annual forecast published on Tuesday....