Biz New Orleans - August 2019

2019 Labor Day Facts – Travel, Money & More

NEW YORK (WalletHub) - Labor Day in the 21st century is all about beaches, BBQs, ballgames and buying things. This year, for example, 25-percent of Americans plan to get out of town for Labor Day weekend. More than 102 million…

Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

NEW YORK (AP) - The polarizing politics of climate change have forced companies to choose between supporting the Trump administration's deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally conscious consumers. That dynamic played out again…

Global Stocks Rise on US-China Trade Hopes

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday on hopes that next month's U.S.-Chinese talks might produce progress toward ending a costly tariff war over trade and technology. Investors were encouraged by a Chinese government statement Thursday that its penalties on…

Optimistic US Consumers Boost Spending 0.6% in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending grew 0.6% in July, a healthy gain that suggests American shoppers are largely ignoring concerns about trade tensions and driving the economy forward. The Commerce Department said Friday that personal incomes rose just 0.1%,…