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  • How jobless rate underestimates the economy’s woes Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    There’s more slack in the American labor force than the unemployment rate suggests.

  • US manufacturing, construction suffer setbacks Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    A production assembly mechanic works on a CFM56-7 jet engine at General Electric's GE Aviation factory in Cincinnati, June 25, 2014.

    U.S. manufacturing expanded during September but the pace of growth at factories slowed, according to an industry report.

  • Though overpriced, stocks still attractive: Shiller Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:08 PM ET
    Robert Shiller

    Though the stock market is "overpriced," it's still "not a bad investment, all things considered," says economist Robert Shiller.

  • Consumer sentiment darkens in September: Survey Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Shoppers looking at new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models at an Apple store in New York.

    Consumers turned pessimistic on the economy in September, The Conference Board says, bringing a four-month win streak to an abrupt halt.

  • AP Top Financial News At 6:13 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits Global stocks mostly higher after US declines Eurozone inflation falls to near 5- year low China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances ATM fees keep climbing, survey says Bank of America paying $7.65 M to resolve inquiry US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August China manufacturing growth in September low German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent

  • AP Top Financial News At 6 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook Eurozone inflation falls to near 5- year low Global stocks mostly higher after US declines China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances ATM fees keep climbing, survey says Bank of America paying $7.65 M to resolve inquiry US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August China manufacturing growth in September low German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent Royal Bank of Scotland sees finances improve

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:46 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook Eurozone inflation falls to near 5- year low Global stocks mostly higher after US declines China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances ATM fees keep climbing, survey says Bank of America paying $7.65 M to resolve inquiry US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August China manufacturing growth in September low German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent Royal Bank of Scotland sees finances improve

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:38 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:38 AM ET

    China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook Eurozone inflation falls to near 5- year low Global stocks mostly higher after US declines ATM fees keep climbing, survey says Bank of America paying $7.65 M to resolve inquiry US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August China manufacturing growth in September low German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent Royal Bank of Scotland sees finances improve

  • AP Top Financial News At 5 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook Eurozone inflation falls to near 5- year low Global stocks mostly higher after US declines ATM fees keep climbing, survey says Bank of America paying $7.65 M to resolve inquiry US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August China manufacturing growth in September low German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent Royal Bank of Scotland sees finances improve

  • AP Top Financial News At 4:53 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:53 AM ET

    China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook Global stocks mostly higher after US declines ATM fees keep climbing, survey says Bank of America paying $7.65 M to resolve inquiry German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August China manufacturing growth in September low Royal Bank of Scotland sees finances improve Qantas puts world's largest plane on longest route

  • German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's unemployment rate dipped to 6.5 percent in September as hiring picked up after the summer break. The Federal Labor Agency said Tuesday the unadjusted jobless rate fell from 6.7 percent in August, with 2.808 million people registered unemployed.

  • BERLIN, Sept 30- German joblessness increased unexpectedly in September but the jobless rate remained low and a surge in August retail sales offered hope that private consumption can help prop up Europe's largest economy in the third quarter.

  • Japan jobless rate falls to 3.5 percent in August Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 30- Japan's jobless rate shrank to 3.5 percent in August and the availability of jobs held steady at the highest in 22 years, reflecting recent improvement in the labor market.

  • US incomes rise—and consumers keep spending it Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A customer counts cash at an Apple store in New York.

    Rising incomes helped American consumers spend more in August, a positive sign for the U.S. economy.

  • Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, shares his view of economic improvement, and when he thinks interest rates should begin to rise.

  • US growth check: Jobs & housing     Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman speaks to Wells Fargo's chief economist and incoming NABE President John Silvia, about his view of economic growth.

  • Boom! Consumer sentiment rises to 14-month high Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    The final September reading on consumer sentiment finished at 84.6, the highest since July 2013.

  • US economy powered ahead at nearly 5% rate in Q2 Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A worker removes bolts from a concrete form at Doty & Sons Concrete Products in Sycamore, Illinois.

    The U.S. economy grew at a brisk pace in the second quarter, expanding at an annualized 4.6 percent rate and the fastest since 2011.

  • Jobless claims stay under 300K as durables tumble Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A career counselor reviews a document with information about finding jobs at the Western Addition Neighborhood Access Point in San Francisco.

    New applications for unemployment benefits rose, staying at pre-recession levels while durable goods orders plunged in August.

  • New home sales blow the roof off with 18% surge Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    A worker uses a saw on a roof while building a new home at the Toll Brothers Inc. Baker Ranch community development in Lake Forest, California, Feb. 11, 2014.

    Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in August and hit their highest level in more than 6 years.