A new survey paints a contradictory portrait of consumers, and of their finances and willingness to spend ahead of the critical holiday season.» Read More
Lenders initiated foreclosure action against 52,826 U.S. homes in November, down 10 percent from the previous month and a drop of 32 percent from November last year, according to new data from foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc.. Foreclosure starts increased last month on an annual basis in 15 states, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Oregon.
A congressional budget proposal fails to extend a program providing federal funds for those who have run out of state benefits.
The U.S. budget deficit narrowed sharply in November from a year earlier, which could further reduce Washington's taste for austerity.
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows the wealthiest 40 percent of Americans pay 106 percent of all taxes.
Art Cashin of UBS talks about about speculation about what the Federal Reserve will do when it meets next week.
Standard & Poor's (S&P) credit ratings agency has lowered its U.S. growth forecast.
Budget officers announced despite stabilized state budgets amid 2013 budget cuts, there might be falloffs in state tax collections. The NYT reports.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose slightly last week after five consecutive weeks of declines, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Bipartisan congressional negotiators unveiled a long-awaited budget framework to fund the government past mid-January.
Lower-middle-income students have higher college loan debt than any other group, a new study found. Here's how it all breaks down.
It's time for bond traders to place their bets on whether the Fed is ready to begin tapering its bond buying program.
Renowned investor Charles Schwab said he expects the Dow Jones Industrial Average to climb to the 20,000 mark.
US wholesale inventories rose in Oct, showing little sign of businesses pulling back after they aggressively accumulated stock in the third quarter.
Whether the current iteration of Volcker will discourage risky bank trading activities—or survive legal challenges—will take years to become clear.
Several of the Fed's own financial tests for reducing its asset purchases look to have been met as it heads into the Dec. 17th meeting.
U.S. small business optimism edged higher in November as manufacturers led a gain in newly created jobs. But Main Street remains cautious.
Legendary investor Jack Bogle talks about the Fed's impact on the market and how he plans to invest in 2014.
Something interesting is going to start to happen in 2014 as the Fed removes its stimulus, says Stock Trader Daily's Thomas H. Kee, Jr.
The U.S. economy is ready to recover but there's a roadblock, says research director Dan Steinbock.
They're not exactly singing "Happy Days Are Here Again," but business economists are feeling a little more upbeat about 2014.