*Severe weather cuts oil production in Europe, United States. SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Brent futures edged above $111 a barrel on Friday, on course to end the week more than 1 percent higher, as traders awaited a U.S. jobs report later in the day and severe weather cut oil production in Europe and the United States.» Read More
Small business owner confidence in the U.S. economy deteriorated to its lowest in 28 years, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Rising food and energy costs are still trickling through the economy, complicating the outlook for inflation, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said on Tuesday.
The worst of the credit crunch is over, but the Federal Reserve is likely to keep interest rates on hold for a long time despite a surge in oil prices, as the U.S. economy still has to prove it is stabilizing, money manager Bob Doll said on Tuesday.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Monday sounded a warning over soaring energy costs and said the central bank would "strongly resist" any tendency for an inflationary psychology to take hold.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson declined to rule out intervening in currency markets to stabilize the dollar, but said strong economic fundamentals would "shine through."
The U.S. labor market declined in May to the weakest in three-and-a-half years and is likely to deteriorate further, the Conference Board said as it launched a new leading indicator for employment.
President Bush said Monday a strong dollar was in the interest of the United States and the global economy, and that energy prices were high.
Americans see a better-than-even chance their stock portfolios will lose value this year, and their outlook for equities is the weakest in five years.
The unemployment rate jumped by the most in 22 years in May, reaching its highest level in more than 3-1/2 years and underscoring the recessionary risk the economy still faces.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 49,000 jobs in May and a jump in unemployment rate up to 5.5%. The drop is still well below the six figure numbers seen in past recessions. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
A crucial jobs report Friday will shed new light on the fate of our fragile economy. What should you expect?
The U.S. economy likely shed jobs for the fifth straight month in May as flagging consumer confidence and the worst housing bust in generations discouraged hiring.
The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits showed an unexpected improvement last week although a key indicator of unemployment hit a four-year high.
Investors wary about the recent volatility in the market should focus on stocks that pay dividends, according to David Costa, dean of Robert Kennedy College in Zurich.
The United States will not experience a protracted period of economic weakness like Japan did in the 1990s, but the U.S. financial system is hurt by a lack of clear information about banks, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said Wednesday.
U.S. data is pointing to an economy that is still chugging along, albeit slowly, yet consumers are behaving as if the country is in the throes of the deepest downturn in decades.
U.S. private-sector employers added 40,000 jobs in May, according to a private report on Wednesday by ADP Employer Services that defied Wall Street's expectations of a fall.
U.S. mortgage applications fell for a third consecutive week, reaching its lowest level in over six years as demand for home refinancing loans plunged, an industry group said Wednesday.
Cash-strapped Americans are ringing up more purchases on their credit and debit cards, but there could be a steep price to pay ahead.
In Friday’s Web Extra find out how the traders are playing Williams-Sonoma, Wal-Mart and the jobs report in the week ahead.