Gas Prices Lowest Since May 2009
December 21 2014 3:50 PM
Travel analysts expect gas prices to drop before Christmas and again before New Year's Day.
Holiday Shoppers Flock to 'Super Saturday' Deals
December 20 2014 6:57 PM
Retail analysts say the last Saturday before Christmas could trump "Black Friday" as the biggest retail-generating day of 2014.
Don't Take Jobs Data At Face Value
December 19 2014 2:22 PM
Department of Labor data released Friday paint a rosy picture of state labor markets, but they ignore important considerations.
Putin Accuses West Of Trying To Weaken Russia
December 18 2014 8:59 AM
Putin advocated for diversity in revenue sources while reducing dependency on oil to strengthen Russia's economy.
Fed Confident On US Growth, Opens Door Wider To Rate Hike
December 18 2014 3:55 AM
The Fed has held benchmark overnight rates near zero since December 2008.
Russian Ruble Crisis Spreads To US
December 17 2014 4:48 PM
Even as the Russian ruble appeared to rebound after a sharp decline, the ripple effects of the crisis will be widespread.
To Boost Ruble, Russia May Be Forced To Spend Another $70B
December 17 2014 4:37 AM
Russia has so far spent about $80 billion -- a fifth of its international reserves -- in an unsuccessful move to stabilize the ruble.
Cheap Crude Oil Slams Currencies, Stocks
December 16 2014 2:23 PM
The most dramatic example is the Russian ruble, which hit a record low Tuesday, in part because of rising pressure on the oil-dependent economy.
Americans To Save $550 On Gas In 2015: Report
December 16 2014 10:57 AM
Annual spending on motor fuel next year is on track to drop to its lowest level in 11 years, the federal statistics agency said.
Ruble Plunges To 16-Year Low After Drastic Rate Hike
December 16 2014 1:18 AM
The hike is seen as a desperate move by Russia to rescue its economy from the dual impact of plunging oil prices and Western sanctions.
The NYPD's $137 Million Lawsuit Problem
December 15 2014 9:54 AM
Complaints against the New York Police Department, coming mainly from the Bronx and Central Brooklyn, hit a record high last year.
Kansas Gov Wants To Use Pensions To Cover Budget Gaps
December 15 2014 8:03 AM
Governor Brownback's tax cuts have reduced revenues by $250 million. Now he wants to use pension money to cover the budget gap.
Marriage, Children, Pope Francis And The Global Economy
December 14 2014 10:14 AM
Could what Pope Francis calls the "culture of temporary" be driving a restructuring of the family unit and the economy?
Special Favors For San Francisco Pension Overseer
December 13 2014 6:44 AM
While serving on a municipal retirement board, San Francisco's former first lady invested in a firm that manages the city's pension money.
Retirement Insecurity In The 401(k) Age
December 12 2014 4:17 PM
Americans don't have enough money saved for retirement. Here's what researchers are telling us about the shortfalls, and the fixes.
A Great Wealth Divide Widens Again
December 12 2014 12:47 PM
The wealth of white households now amounts to more than 10 times that of Hispanics' and nearly 13 times that of black households.
Cheap Gas Fueling US Consumer Sentiment To Seven-Year High
December 12 2014 10:49 AM
Don't believe those reports of a lackluster Thanksgiving shopping season. Americans spent like it was 1997.
Cheaper Gas Prices Weigh On US Inflation
December 12 2014 10:11 AM
U.S. wholesale prices fell last month, as lower gasoline prices begin to weigh on U.S. inflation.
What's It Mean To Be Rich? Don't Ask Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
December 11 2014 2:32 PM
Defending a financial executive nominated by Obama, Lew's comments spotlight the debate about the definition of "rich."
Declining Gas Prices Powering Surge In US Retail Spending
December 11 2014 9:57 AM
The recent drop in gasoline prices, coupled with Thanksgiving weekend sales, helped U.S. consumers pick up retail spending last month.