Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, increasing 0.2 percent, according to the Commerce Department on Friday.» Read More
The pressure on governments to fund bailouts and spend to reinvigorate their economies has led to a sharp increase in the issuance of sovereign debt.
Investors should "avoid financials at all costs, particularly in the banking sector" because the financial reform bill will restrict credit and hurt earnings, Meredith Whitney told CNBC.
By many measures, the U.S. economic recovery looks good on a spreadsheet, but convincing the man on the street about that will take months of solid improvement in the job market and some good-old, hearty American consumer spending.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a gain of 290,000 jobs in April and an unemployment rate rising to 9.9%. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
Cramer thinks next week's jobs report will show more people are getting hired and the DOW will rise. So how will individual stocks fare? Here's his day-by-day breakdown.
The job market has improved slightly from last year, according to career experts, and certain sectors like government, health care and financial services are hiring.
The pillars of Americans' financial security—jobs and home values—will stay shaky well into 2011, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.
Consumer borrowing fell again in February, reflecting weakness in credit cards and auto loans. It marks a setback to hopes that consumers are beginning to feel more confident and will start spending more.
Unemployment rates fell or remained unchanged in two-thirds of the 372 largest U.S. metro areas in February. The news adds to evidence that the job market is improving.
Companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won final congressional approval Wednesday.
Here's proof that all those miles and rewards points you've racked up are good for more than a subscription to Golf Digest. One former executive in Southern California went from six figures to homeless in less than two years. Now, he's living off of those points.
Stock prices still have room to rise further, and recent economic reports show there is less chance of a double-dip recession, well-known market guru Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 36,000 jobs in February and an unemployment rate remaining at 9.7%. The January and December numbers were revised as well. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
Bad credit and no job? Great news! Your services may soon be wanted in 16 states.
As the Olympics wind down this weekend, one job-posting site gave out a gold medal of its own — to the company that posted the most job listings in January!
Assessing a tough governmental juggling act, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner assured lawmakers Wednesday that stimulus spending to spur the economy now isn't in conflict with a need for longer-term austerity.
Surviving on a single salary, after you’ve built a life on two, takes planning, discipline and above all else, a willingness to make tough choices.
If you’re looking to show your spouse how much you care this Valentine’s Day, bag the gift or night out and get your credit cards paid off instead. It may lose points for romance, but the gesture is guaranteed to yield dividends in the long-term stability of your relationship.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 20,000 jobs in January and an unemployment rate falling to 9.7%. The November and December numbers were revised as well. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
Although many retailers turned in rosier monthly same-store sales reports in January than expected, the stocks are showing it is far too soon to declare the worst over for the retail sector.