FINANCE

Survey: US business hiring picks up in May to 201,000

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. companies stepped up hiring in May, a private survey found, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy even after it contracted at the start of the year.

FINANCE

US trade deficit drops sharply to $40.9 billion in April

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in April as exports posted a modest gain and imports fell, raising hopes that trade will not be as big a drag on overall growth in the current quarter.

FINANCE

Crude Oil Slumps Most in Week as Iran Signals Increase in Supply

(Bloomberg) -- Crude oil fell after Iran told fellow members of OPEC they should anticipate more supply from the Middle East nation once sanctions are lifted.

FINANCE

Ex-Im Bank fights for renewal

DEFENSE

Northrop to unveil unmanned system for NATO Thursday

REAL ESTATE

St. Paul's opens 4.5-acre senior care community in South Bay

REAL ESTATE

Real estate industry faces tough questions about online data

GOVERNMENT

SANDAG executive elected to the CAGTC

REAL ESTATE

Apartment complex on Clairemont Mesa sells

REAL ESTATE

Medical office building in Hillcrest on 4th sold

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US trade deficit drops sharply to $40.9 billion in April

The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in April as exports posted a modest gain and imports fell, raising hopes that trade will not be as big a drag on overall growth in the current quarter.

Crude Oil Slumps Most in Week as Iran Signals Increase in Supply

(Bloomberg) -- Crude oil fell after Iran told fellow members of OPEC they should anticipate more supply from the Middle East nation once sanctions are lifted.

Survey: US business hiring picks up in May to 201,000

U.S. companies stepped up hiring in May, a private survey found, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy even after it contracted at the start of the year.

Economic Calendar | June 3

Major Economic Releases

Netflix will have a tough time expanding to China

It's no surprise that Netflix wants to expand to China: The country's video streaming market, bolstered by the world's largest smartphone market, is already worth $5.9 billion, and it's set to grow in the years ahead.

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Weekly Update

George Chamberlin on the Markets

June 1, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

Feature Videos

Buchanan Ingersoll's Keith Solar on the drought

May 29, 2015 -- George Chamberlin and Keith Solar, managing shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney who specializes in water law, discuss the current drought conditions.

US & World

ECB keeps rates on hold, markets look to Draghi comments

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank has kept its key interest rate on hold, as expected, leaving investors to look ahead to President Mario Draghi's comments due later, particularly about Greece.

Nestle Faces ‘Moment of Truth’ Over Reports of Lead in Noodles

AutoNation gets May boost from US brands, luxury vehicles

Insurer UnitedHealth bumps up quarterly dividend 33 percent

In Tokyo, Philippine leader criticizes China over sea moves

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Newsmaker Videos

Interview with Don Clark

Don Clark, president of Clark Pacific Construction, discusses his company's latest projects, new products and business partnerships that all contribute to helping make Clark Pacific one of the leading design-build precast concrete manufacturers in the United States.

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Point Loma

Point Loma is a 7-mile strip of land that serves as a gateway to San Diego Bay. The community has a strong tradition of the sea, long ties to the U.S. Navy and a bustling tourist industry.