Lean meat: US pork prices rise as sweltering summer leads to skinny pigs

Farmers say they have more slender summer herd to sell after overweight and numerous pigs in spring led to lowest prices in a decade Lean times for US pig farmers have led to an unforeseen spike in pork prices. Sweltering under record-setting summer temperatures, pigs that have sweated off the pounds and are now considered […]

Clinton v Trump on the economy: speeches underscore competing visions

The presidential candidates stick to party lines as Democrat backs expanded version of Buffett rule and Republican calls for tax cuts for all Americans Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump laid out their competing visions for the US economy in the past week, with varying degrees of detail and some surprising overlap. But the bulk of […]

Uncertainty over Brexit and US job market halted Fed’s interest rates rise

Federal Reserve held off on raising interest rates in June due to the possibility of market turbulence after Brexit and worries about the latest US job report The Federal Reserve held off on raising interest rates in June due to uncertainty about the US labor market as well as a then-upcoming vote on whether the […]