Another Ray Of Light: US Jobless Claims Near 5-Year Low
March 14 2013 9:00 AM
U.S. Labor Dept. officials said there were no unusual factors in the latest claims report and that all states provided data on time.
Wall Street Averages Rise, And Main Street Boosts Spending
March 13 2013 9:59 AM
February U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose to a 5-month high, as falling gasoline prices increased Americans' purchasing power.
Global Companies Hiring, But Europe Still Weak
March 12 2013 10:33 AM
Hiring confidence is dragging in Europe, but in Asia, Latin America -- and especially the U.S. -- employers are clawing back robustly.
US Retail Sales Among Key Economic Events Next Week
March 08 2013 11:38 PM
In the wake of a surprising U.S. employment report, investors will be keeping an eye out for more proof of economic strength.
Don’t Read Too Much Into The Positive Jobs Report
March 08 2013 10:43 AM
February’s hiring increase was the highest since November, but economists warn that the trend could easily be reversed.
- The Best News In A Year For US Job Seekers
March 08 2013 8:46 AM
The gain in 236,000 jobs was well above estimates and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
Fed's Beige Book: The Good, Bad And Ugly
March 07 2013 2:38 PM
Here’s a rundown of some nuggets from Wednesday’s Beige Book, which can be used to get a feel for the direction of the U.S. economy.
Imported Oil Pushes Up US Trade Deficit
March 07 2013 9:58 AM
The trade deficit in the U.S. widened more than forecast in January as demand for imported crude oil rebounded.
- US Jobless Claims Downtrend - Fewer Pink Slips
March 07 2013 9:07 AM
The decline is good news for the U.S. economic expansion.
US Workers Making More, Earning Comparatively Less
March 07 2013 7:34 AM
U.S. companies have been getting more out of fewer employees, but workers aren’t enjoying a corresponding wage hike.
'Jeb Bush 2016' Chatter Already Being Heard
March 06 2013 11:20 AM
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush weighs in on some hot issues, with an eye toward the 2016 presidential race.
ADP Reports Boost In Hiring: Will It Push Down US Jobless Rate?
March 06 2013 8:52 AM
Payroll provider ADP said businesses added a better-than-expected 198,000 jobs in February, despite the payroll tax hike.