Americans Borrowing Less For Homes, More For Cars And College
August 14 2014 1:05 PM
The latest debt data from the Fed confirms a trend similar to the subprime mortgage market in 2008 that triggered the financial crisis.
Why Worry, It's Just The Economy
August 13 2014 12:45 PM
With the least amount of concern since the 2008 recession, Americans are now turning their attention away from the country's economic woes.
US Retail Spending Flatlined In July
August 13 2014 10:35 AM
U.S. consumer spending rebounded in the spring after a brutal winter slowed shopping. Now it's flatlining.
A Crackdown On American Ivory Dealers
August 12 2014 6:35 PM
New data shows auction houses are unwittingly contributing to a growing illegal market for ivory.
Wage Gap Grows As New Jobs Pay Much Less
August 12 2014 4:28 PM
A recent analysis by the U.S. Conference of Mayors finds that jobs being created pay much less than the jobs added.
Good News: People Are Quitting Their Jobs
August 12 2014 12:31 PM
The number of Americans quitting their jobs to find a better one fell during the recession and has yet to recover completely — until now.
Oil Prices Remain Steady Despite Iraq Crisis
August 11 2014 5:18 PM
The price of crude oil is still trading under $100 per barrel despite the US bombing of Iraq.
Student Loan Debt And The Homeownership Dream
August 11 2014 4:51 PM
Is student loan debt keeping millennials from buying homes?
US GDP Forecasts Vulnerable To Second Polar Vortex
August 11 2014 3:24 PM
Meteorologists fear another arctic blast this fall, which could take the economy on a dive like we saw earlier this year.
Oracle Sues Oregon Over Botched Health Exchange
August 09 2014 11:04 PM
Last year's Cover Oregon fiasco kept the Oregon health insurance exchange offline and led to paper filing.
Future Of Urban Farming Takes Root
August 09 2014 9:38 AM
By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on Earth, with the vast majority residing in dense urban areas. But how will we feed them all?
Washington Stores Sell $3.8M Worth Of Marijuana In First Month
August 09 2014 4:29 AM
Washington is following Colorado's model of taxing marijuana in two ways, via excise taxes and sales taxes.
White House Delays Proposal On 'Factoryless Goods Producers'
August 08 2014 7:46 PM
Criticized for trying to juke the job stats, the White House delays its proposal to inflate the government's manufacturing job figures.
Russia's Food Import Ban Will Lead To Winners And Losers
August 08 2014 7:19 PM
As the ban rolls out, nations not affected by the prohibition have an opportunity to step in and fill the gap left behind by economic giants.
Richest Of The Rich Are Even Richer Than You Thought
August 07 2014 11:31 AM
The world’s richest 1 percent owns more wealth than economists previously thought, depriving countries of billions in tax revenue.
US Economy Hasn't Grown Rapidly 'In A Financially Sustainable Way': Larry Summers
August 06 2014 12:01 PM
The former treasury secretary said even during the bubble leading up to the recession, growth was merely adequate.
US Economy Growing Faster Than Expected
August 06 2014 10:17 AM
Imports of oil, cell phones, computer accessories and other foreign-made products fell to a five-month low in June.
Income Inequality And ‘Education Gap’ Hurting Growth: S&P
August 05 2014 6:26 PM
Standard & Poor’s says income disparities are slowing U.S. economic growth -- and that fixing education could help.
US Services Sector Grew At Fastest Pace In Nearly 10 Years
August 05 2014 2:54 PM
The ISM Non-manufacturing Index shows the U.S. services sector, 68 percent of GDP, grew at its fastest pace in July since 2005.
US Economic Confidence Slipped In July
August 05 2014 11:39 AM
Nearly 60 percent of Americans think the U.S. economy is getting worse.