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 events have gained attention, but the fatter paychecks probably haven't materialized yet for many minimum wage workers.
Most people now understand that quantitative easing adds reserves to the banking system. But they still miss the deeper implications.
A new survey paints a contradictory portrait of consumers, and of their finances and willingness to spend ahead of the critical holiday season.
The number of new U.S. unemployment claims rose sharply last week, even as retail sales gained solidly.
Business inventories rose, showing no signs of slowing yet after an aggressive accumulation in the third quarter left warehouses bulging with stock.
Weekly unemployment claims surged last week, rising 68,000 and blowing past economists' expectations.
A congressional budget proposal fails to extend a program providing federal funds for those who have run out of state benefits.
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows the wealthiest 40 percent of Americans pay 106 percent of all taxes.
Art Cashin of UBS talks about about speculation about what the Federal Reserve will do when it meets next week.
Standard & Poor's (S&P) credit ratings agency has lowered its U.S. growth forecast.
Budget officers announced despite stabilized state budgets amid 2013 budget cuts, there might be falloffs in state tax collections. The NYT reports.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose slightly last week after five consecutive weeks of declines, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Bipartisan congressional negotiators unveiled a long-awaited budget framework to fund the government past mid-January.
Lower-middle-income students have higher college loan debt than any other group, a new study found. Here's how it all breaks down.
It's time for bond traders to place their bets on whether the Fed is ready to begin tapering its bond buying program.
Renowned investor Charles Schwab said he expects the Dow Jones Industrial Average to climb to the 20,000 mark.
US wholesale inventories rose in Oct, showing little sign of businesses pulling back after they aggressively accumulated stock in the third quarter.
Whether the current iteration of Volcker will discourage risky bank trading activities—or survive legal challenges—will take years to become clear.
Several of the Fed's own financial tests for reducing its asset purchases look to have been met as it heads into the Dec. 17th meeting.
U.S. small business optimism edged higher in November as manufacturers led a gain in newly created jobs. But Main Street remains cautious.