House members left Washington Friday for a week-long recess without taking action on a fiscal rescue for Puerto Rico, days before the territory's development bank is set to default on a payment to bondholders and deepen the economic crisis there.
BEIJING—An official gauge of factory activity in China edged down in April, signaling a modest weakening of momentum for the world's second-largest economy despite easy-credit policies and a stronger real-estate market.
The pattern of first-quarter economic weakness presaging renewed strength has become familiar. GDP growth of 0.5% does not suggest a sinking economy.
A flurry of policies affecting transgender people has swept the country in recent weeks, leading to widespread protests, economic losses and a growing debate about equality and privacy.
Greek yogurt is known for being rich in flavor and protein. Now, some employees at Chobani could become rich themselves. On Tuesday, founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya announced that he would be giving all of his 2,000 full-time workers awards that could ...