"America is pretending like we're this island," when all other major central banks are easing, market watcher Mark Grant tells CNBC.» Read More
President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act has indeed driven the slowdown in health-care spending, Obamacare architect Peter Orszag told CNBC.
Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell slightly more than expected.
The problem with the U.S. labor market isn't income inequality, it's opportunity inequality, Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Thursday.
The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms plunged by 32 percent in December to the lowest monthly total in more than 13 years, a report on Thursday showed.
Many U.S. retailers had to ramp up promotions last month as shoppers continued to watch their spending during the holiday season.
The record cold spell that has half the country in the deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy a pretty penny.
Americans increased their borrowing in November, led by continued gains in auto and student loans.
Private sector job creation continued at a healthy clip in December, with companies adding 238,000 positions despite the inclement weather.
Some questions and answers about what's at stake for the U.S. economy after more than a million Americans lost their unemployment benefits last month.
Americans may not have hit the malls in droves this holiday season, but those who did, spent, according to data from ShopperTrak.
The bell finally may ring in the long-awaited bout with inflation. Even if actual inflation does not escalate, the fear could provide a shock.
The Senate vote to confirm Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair reveals concerns about a fragile economy, former Rep. Ron Paul says.
The Fed will likely phase out its massive bond-buying stimulus this year if the U.S. economic recovery strengthens as expected, a top Fed official said.
The U.S. trade deficit was the smallest in four years in November, as exports hit a record high and weak oil prices restrained imports.
The push to increase the minimum wage reinforces an "unhealthy" message, asserts venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary, known as "Mr. Wonderful" on the reality show "Shark Tank."
The recent string of positive economic news could turn into a headache for Janet Yellen as she prepares to take the reins at the Federal Reserve.
With bad weather preventing senators from traveling to Washington, a showdown vote on the unemployment bill was postponed until Tuesday.
But some of the steps taken by regulators have resulted in progress against the threat, said the former Minneapolis Fed president.
The pace of growth in the US services sector slowed for a second straight month in December with business activity expanding at a lower rate.
Main Street is thawing after the recession, while the stock market has soared. A look at 2014 for small businesses.