Income Inequality Doesn't Harm Upward Mobility, Scholars Argue
October 23 2014 4:49 PM
The popular notion that income inequality hinders the poor and middle classes from achieving the American dream may be wrong.
Weak Inflation Means Fed Can Keep Interest Rates Low
October 22 2014 7:28 PM
U.S. consumer prices rose only slightly in September and have risen under the Fed's 2 percent target for months.
US Social Security Benefits To Rise By 1.7% Next Year
October 22 2014 7:10 PM
The cost-of-living adjustment is tied to the Labor Department's Consumer Price Index.
For American Retirees, It's Regrets, Not Savings, That Have Piled Up
October 22 2014 2:17 PM
A new Wells Fargo study on retirement finds one-third of middle-class Americans aren't saving a thing.
US Liberians Send Money Abroad To Support Families Devastated By Outbreak
October 21 2014 11:51 AM
Liberians in the U.S. have taken it upon themselves to support loved ones affected by Ebola abroad.
Slower Global Economy Not Likely To Change Fed Policy
October 21 2014 11:10 AM
The Fed is expected to end its bond-buying program at its policy meeting next week despite concerns of a weaker global economy.
Banks Should Defer Bonuses 10 Years: Fed Official
October 20 2014 6:21 PM
New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley said banks should pay employees in debt securities for their annual incentive pay.
Americans Feel Confident, But Their Spending Doesn't Quite Show It
October 17 2014 2:31 PM
Americans are growing more confident in the economy, but they are still holding back some spending.
Rising Income Inequality Doesn't Reflect American Values: Yellen
October 17 2014 11:07 AM
The Fed chief pointed to four pillars of economic opportunity that could narrow the gap.
US Housing Starts Rose In September
October 17 2014 9:42 AM
The more volatile multifamily home segment led the increase.
Fear Of Deflation On The Rise, Especially In The Eurozone
October 16 2014 12:33 PM
Falling consumer prices, particularly in Europe, are adding to fears that inflation won't speed up and lift the world economy.
More Americans Getting Jobs — And Keeping Them
October 16 2014 9:29 AM
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week as companies hire and keep more workers, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
How Ebola Could Create A Food Crisis
October 15 2014 6:06 PM
In some places, people are paying three times as much for ordinary foods.
Fed's Beige Book Reports Moderate Economic Growth
October 15 2014 4:57 PM
The Fed's compilation of anecdotal reporting found that businesses expect consumer spending to improve through the year.
Why Americans Aren't Spending
October 14 2014 10:31 AM
Young adults are trying to save, while senior citizens simply can't spend more money. What does this mean for retailers ahead of the holidays?
Chinese Trade Stronger Than Expected In September
October 13 2014 9:50 AM
China exported and imported many more goods last month than expected, largely on the strength of foreign demand.
IMF Members Call For Bold Action To Boost Global Economic Recovery
October 12 2014 9:14 AM
The International Monetary Fund members say focusing on growth is the priority.
Confidence In US Stock Markets Highest Since 2009
October 09 2014 11:55 AM
Everyday investors are more confident in US capital markets than they have been in years.
Ebola Could Cost West Africa $32.6B
October 09 2014 9:02 AM
New analysis from the World Bank shows how countries with no Ebola could still suffer severe economic consequences.
Markets Rally After Fed Minutes
October 08 2014 5:18 PM
Global weakness and a strong dollar means the benchmark interest rate will remain unchanged longer than expected.