The number of new U.S. unemployment claims rose sharply last week, even as retail sales gained solidly.» Read More
The government’s surging deficit can be cut, easy. Getting it done? Almost impossible. Economic recovery and the end to stimulus spending will do the heavy lifting in Treasury's plan to slash the deficit.
More than two thirds of Americans who've been unable to sell their home and buy one that better fits their needs have cut back on household expenses such as food, entertainment and clothing in order to pay their mortgage, a survey released Tuesday shows.
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.
Phrases like “green shoots,” “animal spirits” and “real consumer spending” are dominating analysts’ weekend reports as they track economic recovery. Yet, the economists with National Bureau of Economic Research are reluctant to declare the recession over.
Who do you listen to? When do they move markets? And do they move them up or down? The award goes to Fed chairman Ben Bernanke.
A majority of Americans see their personal financial situation as somewhat good, according to a new monthly report by RBC on consumer confidence.
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.
Late payments for most types of consumer loans decreased in the final quarter of last year, a new industry survey shows.
The Labor Department says job openings rose in several sectors of the economy in February, including retail, manufacturing, restaurants and hotels, and transportation.
The US recovery is "sustainable" and the economy is unlikely to see another dip, Jeffrey Lacker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, told CNBC Tuesday.
Creditors can secure a court order to seize part of the debtor’s paycheck or the funds in a bank account, a procedure called garnishment. Such pay seizures are rising fast in some areas, the NY Times reports.
Friday's report on March employment is likely to be just the first sign that hiring is on the upswing and will continue into the summer, two analysts told CNBC.
Planned layoffs rose sharply in March, largely due to reduction of government payrolls, staffing consultancy company Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported Thursday.
"We're just at the point now where the economy's likely to start creating jobs on net," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told NBC's "Today" show . "The unemployment rate is still terribly high, and it's going to stay unacceptably high for a long period of time," he added.
When the financial crisis froze markets and drove the U.S. economy deeper into recession, the Federal Reserve stepped in. Now it is stepping out , and that leaves two important questions for investors.
Economists aren't scaling back their predictions of sizable job growth in Friday's March payrolls report, despite a report Wednesday that the private sector unexpectedly lost jobs during the month.
Home prices showed the smallest annual decline in almost three years in January, indicating there are surprising areas of strength in the housing market.
That tattoo you’ve been considering on your next trip to Minnesota may fall off your to-do list, if the state’s legislature is successful at passing a bill to tax that service. The push is part of a drive in various states to raise revenue by taxing services that largely go untaxed.
The SEC now has more staff with experience with complex financial products in the agency and has more financial crisis-related cases in the works, Mary Schapiro, chairman of SEC, told CNBC Monday.
This year, teens and young adults looking for summer jobs are going to have just as rough a time finding employment as they did last year as they compete with more experienced out-of-work professionals for the same jobs.