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
Legendary investor Jack Bogle talks about the Fed's impact on the market and how he plans to invest in 2014.
Something interesting is going to start to happen in 2014 as the Fed removes its stimulus, says Stock Trader Daily's Thomas H. Kee, Jr.
The U.S. economy is ready to recover but there's a roadblock, says research director Dan Steinbock.
They're not exactly singing "Happy Days Are Here Again," but business economists are feeling a little more upbeat about 2014.
Investors won't be bothered by a Fed taper even if it starts this month, JPMorgan's chief U.S. equity strategist, Thomas Lee, tells CNBC.
The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. rose over the past two weeks for the second time in a row, after months of falling prices.
The manufacturing renaissance may have an invisible hand guiding it along: the energy sector.
Friday's jobs report contained unambiguous good news, but a debt limit battle in Washington looms.
Five years after the Great Recession, millions of unemployed Americans are gradually getting back to work. But their paychecks have barely budged.
Job creation moved forward again in November, with the U.S. economy adding a better-than-expected 203,000 to the employment rolls.
U.S. consumer sentiment surged in December as Americans' outlook on the economy and job prospects improved, a survey released on Friday showed.
Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser tells CNBC "it's probably time to gracefully exit" the central bank's quantitative easing bond purchases.
Investors avidly awaiting signs that the Federal Reserve is ready to reduce its monthly stimulus may find that the news already has passed them by.
Consumers have feasted on discounts this holiday season, but it means thinner profit margins for retailers.
The estimate of third-quarter growth was revised to a 3.6-percent rate, but probably at the expense of economic activity during the current quarter.
Next year, we should see some heartier gains and an economy growing at 3 percent plus.
The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter, while jobless claims fell unexpectedly.
Factory orders dropped after rising in September, as economist surveys have shown strength in factory activity in recent months.
At many companies, part-time means "on-call" without a fixed number of hours. "It's an extremely abusive and unfair practice," says one labor expert.
The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms dipped by less than 1 percent in November, with retail seeing the greatest number of job losses.