Business activity in the U.S. Midwest jumped to a six-month high in July, showing expansion in the region for the first time since April.» Read More
The latest Fed minutes suggest a rate increase sooner than later but there are a few factors to consider since the last Fed meeting, says Ron Insana.
But the minutes, released Wednesday, also showed that most members agreed more data was needed to move up the schedule of rate hikes.
The Fed's annual gathering will look at how much slack there is among the unemployed, part-timers and those who stopped looking for work.
Forget the headlines and the charts: Despite the loopy market behavior recently, investors are downright apathetic.
The U.S. has more available trucking jobs than qualified drivers, as older workers retire. Inside the labor shortfall.
Vying for a crucial Senate seat in Iowa, Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst are scrambling terms of engagement in the politics of class.
The time has come for the Fed to get off its zero-rate policy, says economist Craig Dismuke. Here are five reasons why.
A CNBC Fed Survey finds that market participants expect the coming rate hike cycle to end in the fourth quarter of 2017, at 3.16 percent.
More trouble in the Ukraine led to more applications for U.S. mortgage refinances last week; it is all about interest rates.
U.S. consumer prices barely rose in July as declining energy costs partially offset increases in food and rents.
U.S. housing starts rebounded strongly in July, suggesting the housing recovery was back on track after stalling in the second half of last year.
The American tax code’s loopholes result in effective rates that make corporations more competitive than their competitors based overseas, not less.
The global shipping industry looks to be in good shape, according to the largest container shipping company in the world by revenue.
Flashes of illumination rather than fireworks are expected at the annual meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Labor markets remain weak and inflation will be subdued for years, leaving plenty of room to keep monetary policy loose, the Fed official said.
Many economists are writing off 2% growth as "secular stagnation." To quote JFK, "We can do bettah!," Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore say.
Obama had some tough talk for CEOs in a recent Economist interview, but the head of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. says here's what the president still doesn't get.
Economists raised their forecasts for U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but trimmed their estimates for 2014.
U.S. consumer sentiment fell to its lowest since November but a read of current economic conditions rose to its highest since July 2007.
U.S. industrial production edged higher in July, as production of auto parts and motor vehicles jumped.