The Fed is expected to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September.» Read More
Builders are clearly acting on the big jump in new home orders, but those jobs numbers could actually be higher, were they not hamstrung by a severe lack of workers.
U.S. wholesale inventories rose at their fastest pace in more than a year in January as construction companies and computer merchants built up their stocks.
Job creation broke out in February, with the economy creating a net 236,000 new jobs as the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
Companies need workers. But they're not hiring them because of Obamacare and the sequester. Well some are...but it's complicated.
Many companies remain reluctant to hire, stringing job applicants along for weeks or months before they make a decision. The New York Times reports.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell, while the trade deficit grew and productivity dropped, reports showed Thursday.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called on euro zone governments to implement structural reforms on Thursday, warning that the economy should stabilize later in 2013 but that downside risks to growth remained.
After a difficult January, when shoppers first felt the effect of a payroll tax hike that lowered take-home pay by 2 percent, some retailers got a little relief in February from growing employment and a rising stock market.
China's property sector is not headed for a U.S. style crash, said Fang Fang, chief executive officer for China investment banking at JPMorgan Chase.
Stock-market bulls are finally getting some data to back up their bets that the U.S. economic recovery is picking up steam.
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged and upgraded its assessment of the economy, as the central bank prepares to install a new governor and two new deputy governors tasked with doing more to end deflation.
The Fed's report on the economy reveals that businesses across America say they are slowing hiring because of the Affordable Care Act. Maybe this thing really is a "jobs killer."
House Speaker Boehner told CNBC's Larry Kudlow that a long-term deal on entitlements is possible, and there's no good reason for the Obama team to have shut down the White House tour.
About 3.6 million Americans were earning at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour in 2012, and those weren't all high school students flipping burgers, about half of them were 25 or older. How do they do that? NBC reports.
New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in January as demand for transportation equipment weakened, but the underlying strength in manufacturing remained intact.
Private companies added 198,000 jobs in February, well ahead of analyst estimates and indicating that the labor market is continuing to thaw, according to a report Wednesday.
Applications for home mortgages rebounded last week as interest rates tumbled, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.
The U.S. services sector grew in February and topped Wall Street's estimates, the ISM non-manufacturing index showed.
In October 2007, the housing market was in the direct path of a massive foreclosure storm. Today, it is still picking up the pieces.
Many companies are borrowing money for projects using tax-exempt bonds called qualified private activity bonds, costing federal taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, the New York Times reports.