US-China strategic talks get tested this week

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The United States and China will start their annual “Strategic and Economic Dialogue” this week…

WTO issues mixed ruling in US-China dispute

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An appeals body of the World Trade Organization has decided it lacked enough information to uphold China’s objections…

Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

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The Dow Jones industrial average crossing 17,000 for the first time on Thursday…

Senate approves tying minimum wage to inflation

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The state Senate has approved a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage and tie it to inflation…

US new-home sales rose 6.4 percent in April

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Sales of U.S. new homes recovered in April after slumping in the previous two months…

San Francisco area prices up from last year

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Prices in the San Francisco area are up 2.8 percent over the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor…

US regains wealth from recession, but not equally

America as a whole has regained all the household wealth it lost to the Great Recession and then some…

Women as family breadwinner on the rise, study says

The share of mothers who bring home the bacon is on the rise…

US economy grew 2.8 percent in 4th quarter

The U.S. economy grew late last year at a pace that in normal times would suggest it’s healthy…

Factories, builders boost economy at end of year

U.S. manufacturers ended 2011 with their best month of growth since the late spring….