- US New Home Construction Drops
September 18 2014 11:17 AM
U.S. home builders sought fewer permits in August, but economists say the housing recovery continues at a modest pace.
- 'Funding Hasn’t Caught Up With The Need'
September 18 2014 9:05 AM
Advocates say inadequate federal funding for child care in the U.S. most limits low-income children and parents.
- Fed To Cut Bond Buying, Hold Interest Rates Low For 'Considerable Time'
September 17 2014 2:20 PM
The doves remain in solid control of the U.S. central bank, meaning more cheap money for Wall Street, until at least next year.
- Drought-Stricken California To Regulate Groundwater
September 17 2014 12:07 PM
The trio of laws comes as California farmers and city dwellers are pumping the ground for water at a record pace.
- Federal Reserve Expected To End Bond Buying
September 17 2014 11:33 AM
The doves remain in solid control of the U.S. central bank, meaning more cheap money for Wall Street.
- As Wages Increase, Americans Still Stretch Their Dollars
September 17 2014 10:23 AM
Earnings rose the most in two years, but economists still say growth is soft and a bit disappointing.
- One In Seven American Women Lived In Poverty Last Year
September 16 2014 4:50 PM
The poverty rate for American women is at a two-decade high.
- Recovery? Poor And Middle Class Not Feeling It
September 16 2014 12:41 PM
The latest U.S. Census Bureau data show that median household incomes and the poverty rate haven't recovered from the recession.
- High School Students Who Work Earn More Later
September 15 2014 2:38 PM
High school seniors who work part time earn more on average five to 10 years after graduation than their peers who don't work.
- Rising US Income Inequality Hurting State Tax Revenues
September 15 2014 9:25 AM
A Standard & Poor's report says that "when the economy operates below its potential, state tax revenues tend to suffer."
- New Sanctions Will Stem Flow Of Big Foreign Oil Projects In Russia
September 14 2014 9:27 AM
“There is no contract sanctity,” a U.S. official said. Accordingly, companies will have 14 days to wind down activities.
- Federal Reserve May Tip Its Hand On Interest-Rate Hikes This Week
September 14 2014 7:45 AM
The U.S. Federal Reserve could signal the timing of its first interest-rate increase in more than eight years Wednesday.
- Rich Russians Skipping Vacations Amid Sanctions
September 12 2014 10:51 AM
You can't get to the French Riviera if your private jet won't take off.
- FEMA Asks Homeowners To Give Back $5.8M Of Sandy Aid
September 11 2014 9:01 PM
The disaster relief agency says some homeowners received improper payments after Superstorm Sandy.
- Jobless Claims Rise To Highest Level Since June
September 11 2014 8:53 AM
The number of Americans filing for unemployment insurance increased last week.
- Fed's Rate Guidance On Chopping Block
September 11 2014 7:15 AM
Investors will parse the central bank's words closely for any clues on the timing of the first U.S. rate hike in more than eight years.
- Student Loan Debt Weighing Down More Senior Citizens
September 10 2014 11:30 AM
More older Americans are carrying federal student loan debt -- and facing risks to their retirement.
- A Fragile Global Recovery Faces Risks
September 10 2014 3:05 AM
The world's economists worry that while the worst of the financial crisis is past, hurdles remain in the path of vibrant and sustainable growth.
- What's Bothering Your Country? Here Are The Top Economic Concerns Around The World [MAP]
September 09 2014 4:59 PM
In 18 of 25 emerging markets, citizens say rising prices are 'gravest' economic concern.
- Quitting Level for Workers Highest Since 2008
September 09 2014 2:34 PM
The number of workers quitting their jobs climbed in July, though still short of pre-recession norms.