US Economy


  • Army to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistan Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. John Campbell, the vice chief of the Army, acknowledged Friday that telling troops in a war zone that they're out of a job is a difficult task.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 1- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

  • Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 5:05 PM ET
    Stock Exchange displays show stock price movements in Athens, Greece

    Moody's ratings agency has upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of the national debt.

  • Goldilocks lives! Time for Fed to stand down: Farr Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    Our biggest fear has been that the Fed would be unwilling to remove support until it’s too late. We are well past that point, says Michael Farr.

  • Palin urges repeal of Alaska's oil tax structure Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    Alaska would revert to that system, known as Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share, if the repeal effort is successful. If the law is repealed, making the switch back to ACES could be a logistical challenge for the Department of Revenue.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 1- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

  • President Barack Obama addresses Congress' inability to pass immigration reform, and other bills before summer vacation.

  • President Obama: Economy clearly stronger     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement in the briefing room of the White House August 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. added 209,000 jobs in July, and unemployment ticked up to 6.2 percent. President Barack Obama remarks on the economic recovery.

  • Training for maintaining     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports why companies are hiring Advanced Technology Services to maintain its factory equipment.

  • Crude just above $97     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    What's bringing the price of oil lower, and where should investors put their money, with Andy Lipow, Lipow Oil Associates, and Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James energy analyst.

  • Kudlow: US creating jobs, not best report     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow shares his view of economic data, and the market action.

  • Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, and Matt Maley, Miller Tabak, discuss how margin debt impacts stocks.

  • Greenhaus: Something else at work in market     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Digging into current market moves, and what events are really at work, Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, and Matt Maley, Miller Tabak.

  • Mixed jobs data     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman rounds up Friday's jobs data.

  • What's weighing on energy     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the slipping dollar is one reason oil is down.

  • ATS hiring heating up     Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports from Augusta, Georgia, where a unit of Textron has been making E-Z-Go golf carts and other vehicles. The unit hired ATS to manage its equipment there.

  • Justice Dept seeks appeal in health overhaul case Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their health care premiums under Obamacare.

  • US judge scolds Argentina over debt crisis remarks Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A U.S. federal judge Friday urged Argentina to resume negotiations "as promptly as possible" to resolve its debt crisis and said the South American nation's officials must stop publicly uttering what he described as "half-truths" that mislead people about its legal obligations.

  • US manufacturing gallops to highest in 3 years Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee uses a mig welder to create a welding beed on the inside seem of a Pioneer coal stove at the Leisure Line Stove Co. facility in Berwick, Pennsylvania.

    U.S. manufacturing expanded at the fastest pace in more than 3 years, boosted by a jump in its new orders and employment readings.

  • Consumer sentiment dips on worry about future Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    U.S. consumer sentiment edged down in July, while an index of consumer expectations weakened for a third straight month, a survey released on Friday showed.

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