GO
Loading...

US Economy

More

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare issued their annual report Monday on the financial health of the government's two largest benefit programs. The trustees project a 1.5 percent increase in monthly Social Security payments to beneficiaries for next year.

  • Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to help defend in court a $5 million tax break legislators gave natural gas drillers earlier this year, asking to step in and assist in the case after the state's chief finance officer said he believed the exemption was unconstitutional.

  • Walker says he would back anti-outsourcing rules Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Walker has made outsourcing an issue in the governor's race by criticizing Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mary Burke for profiting from outsourcing done by her family's company, Trek Bicycle Corp. But the Republican governor has received campaign donations from multiple companies that outsourced jobs, according to campaign finance reports.

  • Wage growth picking up in some sectors Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    Pay hikes have picked up in sectors such as leisure and hospitality, business services, construction and retail. USA Today reports.

  • US gas prices tumble on back of refinery cuts Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:08 AM ET
    Gas pumps are seen at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco, California.

    The average U.S. price for gasoline is now about 10 cents lower than a year ago. The recent drop came despite a rise in global crude oil's price.

  • Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    But the mediator, Daniel A. Pollack, said in a statement that while the Argentines will meet him, they have not yet accepted his recommendation of face-to-face talks with the plaintiffs in the dispute, led by New York billionaire Paul Singer's NML Capital Ltd..

  • Lloyds Banking Group agreed to pay fines totaling $370 million to the U.S. and British as part of an interest rate rigging scandal.

  • KIEV, July 28- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Monday any failure by lawmakers to approve budget amendments on a second attempt would amount to the breakdown of Kiev's bailout deals with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

  • Russia ordered to pay $50B over Yukos Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    LONDON— An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct Russian oil company Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago.

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:50 AM ET

    Congressional aides say the agreement includes $10 billion to make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with Veterans Affairs doctors to obtain outside care and $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff.

  • Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says expectations for a raft of positive U.S. data, along with the steady decline of the euro, will take the greenback higher.

  • Fed taper is on a 'pre-determined path': ANZ     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:13 PM ET

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, expects this week's FOMC meeting to announce a further $10 billion reduction of the central bank's bond-buying program.

  • Emma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist at National Australia Bank, discusses how key events like the FOMC meeting and U.S. second quarter GDP will move the greenback this week.

  • Here's what markets are nervous about     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    John Kosar, President & Market Technician at Asbury Research, outlines the week's key events. He also discusses last week's decline in the U.S. 10-year yield.

  • What you need to keep an eye on this week     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    From China's twin factory data to a raft of corporate earnings, CNBC's Pauline Chiou highlights what will drive markets this week.

  • Here's what may matter more than jobs and earnings Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Between GDP, employment data and earnings reports, investors will have a lot to chew over this week. But here's what the real driver could be.

  • Wanted: More women millennial entrepreneurs Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg launched theSkimm in 2012, a daily e-mail newsletter aimed at millennials.

    Seeking a corporate world alternative, more millennial women are launching ventures in the start-up space that's dominated by male founders.

  • US oil's new 'Big Three' form million barrel club Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    An oil pump operates in the Permian Basin oil field near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

    The Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian Basin are generating more than a million barrels of oil per day each, a third of U.S. daily production.

  • Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    LONDON— An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.

  • Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate:. Ohio's nonfarm employment was more than 5.3 million in June. Ohio's unemployment rate has fallen steadily since 2010, from 10.6 percent in January 2010 to 5.5 percent in May and June, the lowest rate since before the recession.

Contact US Economy

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More