Americans Spent More In August Than In Past 5 Months
September 29 2014 11:16 AM
Personal spending and incomes increased in August on the strength of job gains.
US Jobless Claims Fall To 2007 Level
September 25 2014 8:54 AM
About 2.5 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week.
US New Homes Sales Surged 18% In August
September 24 2014 12:38 PM
The unexpected boom in consumer demand for newly built residences may lift the domestic housing market for the full year.
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.