Wages have remained stagnant, and this is "the missing link in this whole economic recovery," economist Joel Naroff said.
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General Motors reported a lower profit due to numerous recalls and the expected cost of at least $400 million for its victims' compensation fund.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
President Obama will call for an end to a corporate loophole that allows companies to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas.
"We have to make sure, as all airlines do, that conditions are indeed stable," CEO Doug Parker told CNBC on Thursday.
President Barack Obama’s push to deter U.S. firms from buying foreign companies for tax purposes will make several deals less attractive.
Larry Zelvin, the Homeland Security head who helped secure banks from cyberattacks and erect defenses after the Target breach, is retiring.
The team will assess whether a National Guard deployment would help to handle the immigration crisis at the Mexican border.
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Caterpillar reported quarterly earnings that blew past Wall Street's expectations on Thursday, yet revenue fell short of estimates.
Ford Motor reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.
Social media giant Facebook reported bumper earnings growth on Wednesday, but some analysts have called into question how long the party will last.
EU diplomats will weigh sweeping Russian sanctions on Thursday, according to a proposal seen by the Financial Times.
An earnings deluge will hit the stock market Thursday, and analysts say that mostly good reports could continue to drive new highs.
I would bet inflationistas a truckload of scarce limes that inflation pressures are temporary and inflation is about to fall, says Ron Insana.
Moody's downgraded the general obligation bonds of Atlantic City, New Jersey to "junk," citing the casino town's declining tax base.
Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board.
Americans are stashing more in their IRAs, but it may still not be enough for a comfortable retirement.
An Islamist militant group with ties to Syria may be planning an attack within the coming days, head of Police Security Service warns.