economy

Bonus season not as festive for bank CEOs

JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank, posted a record profit for 2011.…

Conservatives, economy fuel Gingrich win in SC

Strong backing from conservative and religious voters and people fretting about the…

Greece debt swap talks continue, official says

The representative of Greece's private creditors said Saturday that talks on a…

South Korea lifts ban on imports of Canadian beef

South Korea has lifted an eight-year ban on imports of Canadian beef.…

South Korea lifts ban on imports of Canadian beef

South Korea has lifted an eight-year ban on imports of Canadian beef.…

Debt inspectors in Athens as bond talks continue

International debt inspectors arrived in Athens on Friday to assess whether Greece…

Europe exhales after another good week

Europe has taken a step back from the brink. Three weeks into…

Gas pump prices at record high on supply concerns

Americans aren't likely to find much relief from high prices at the…

With crude around $100 US gas prices stay high

The price of oil lingered around $100 a barrel this week, helping…

French president shrugs off loss of AAA rating

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday shrugged off his country's loss of…

Snippy Sarkozy shrugs off French credit downgrade

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has bluntly declared that a harsh downgrade by…

Bailed-out Portugal's recession seen worsening

Portugal's recession will deepen this year under the weight of austerity measures…

SF Examiner file photoSan Francisco’s tourism industry is “close to a full recovery from the recession

Tourism brings San Francisco sunny news in gloomy fiscal climate

By now everyone is used to doom and gloom when it comes…

SF Examiner file photoSan Francisco’s tourism industry is “close to a full recovery from the recession

Romney ekes out 8-vote win over Santorum in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote…

Dead heat? Romney, Santorum seesaw in Iowa vote

Vote by precious vote, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney battled improbably to…

World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year

With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square,…

Biden: Romney content with limited success stories

In a likely preview of the general-election argument to come, Vice President…

AP file photoLetter carrier Sean Bailey moves boxes of mail to his van to begin delivery at a post office in Seattle.

Postal Service plant closures will be 'a mess'

The U.S. Postal Service's plan to close 252 mail processing facilities and…

AP file photoLetter carrier Sean Bailey moves boxes of mail to his van to begin delivery at a post office in Seattle.
Courtesy photoFinancial forecasts for next fiscal year show San Francisco will face a $263 billion budget deficit -- $87 billion less than previously expected.

San Francisco budget falls short, but in a good way

You know the economy is still in the can when city officials…

Courtesy photoFinancial forecasts for next fiscal year show San Francisco will face a $263 billion budget deficit -- $87 billion less than previously expected.
Examiner file photoWorking hard for the money: Advocates of a higher minimum wage say it’s a “psychological boost” to workers to break the $10-an-hour mark.

Minimum wage breaks $10 barrier in San Francisco

San Francisco will become the first location in the nation to have…

Examiner file photoWorking hard for the money: Advocates of a higher minimum wage say it’s a “psychological boost” to workers to break the $10-an-hour mark.