A number of retailers have said that traffic levels continue to struggle, and experts say the heavy promotional environment has also persisted.
The strength of the economic recovery is showing up in some less widely followed data points, like shipments of corrugated boxes.
The "sun, the moon and the stars" have started to align for the U.S. economy, creating room for companies to grow, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon told CNBC.
High student loan debt, poor wage growth and less-than-pristine credit are leaving first-time buyers out of the housing recovery.
Resales rose slightly after three monthly falls in a row, as record low mortgage interest rates and pent-up demand continue to sustain a recovery in the market.
"America succeeds by raising everybody up. It doesn't succeed by tearing anybody down," Larry Summers tells CNBC.
Here's the big problem with Obamacare and why it's setting us up to fail, says the CEO of one Texas insurer.
The odds of moving up or down the income ladder have not changed appreciably in the last 20 years, according to a large new study. The NYT reports.
Treasury Secretary Lew calls bitcoin a "phenomenon," but says the government needs to make sure it doesn't become a funding haven for criminals.
Nouriel Roubini has solidified his hold on the title "Dr. Doom" by suggesting parallels between 2014 and the start of WW1 in 1914.
Are policy makers taking their eye off the ball in terms of rising global unemployment?
The U.S. economy is in a "rut" and has been in stagnation since 1972, a Nobel prize-winning economist told CNBC.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a weak open on Wall Street on Thursday, after data showed a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing activity this month.
A five-star rating may be the holy grail of the hospitality industry, but top-end Chinese hotels are actively working to rid themselves of this prestigious ranking.
Securities seen as a key reason why risk still remains in the global financial system.
These illiquid investments have been popular long-term plays for institutions and are now available to the little guy. But they come with risks.
CNBC's celebration of our 25 years kicks off with our definitive list of people who have had the biggest impact on business over the past quarter century.
China's Lenovo is to buy IBM's x86 low-end server business in a deal valued at $2.3 billion.
Activity in Germany's manufacturing and services sectors continued its upward trajectory in January, but it contracted in the euro zone's second-largest economy, France.
A British expat's Facebook posts mocking Singapore's "poor people" on mass transit hit touchy issues of anti-foreigner sentiment and a growing wealth divide.