Consumers grew more confident about the economy in July, The Conference Board reported on Tuesday, as expectations built for the recovery.» Read More
President Obama's latest "fiscal cliff" offer does not move the goalposts closer in negotiations, former Bush economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey told CNBC.
Political intrigue in Rome is keeping investors, economists and even politicians guessing over who will actually run in Italy's 2013 elections and why.
The Swiss National Bank is opening a branch in Singapore to allow for round-the-clock management of its foreign exchange reserves, which it needs to tap to defend the safe-haven franc from over-heating.
The Bank of Japan will consider no later than January whether to adopt a 2 percent inflation target, in response to calls from next Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for stronger efforts to beat deflation.
Unburdened by re-election worries and empowered by law to act without Congress, U.S. President Barack Obama could take action to restrict guns.
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met for 45 minutes Monday in hopes of reaching a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," but the White House suggested later that it was not budging from its plan.
The House Speaker says he is now willing to raise taxes on Americans making more than a $1 million a year. Conservatives have been staunchly opposed to raising taxes on anyone next year, regardless of income bracket.
It may be time to reconsider an assault weapons ban after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and member of the NRA, told CNBC.
In 2013, the economy will be hard pressed to accomplish the 2 percent growth registered this year, and unemployment only will continue falling if more adults opt out of the labor market or settle for part-time work.
For all its symbolic value, the House Speaker John Boehner's plan to tax million-plus incomes would raise only modest revenues compared to the Obama plan.
Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker, the only Fed member to oppose the new numerical targets for unemployment and inflation, told CNBC Monday that it will take three more years before the US jobless rate falls to the targeted 6.5 percent.
Manufacturing in New York state declined for a fifth straight month in December as new orders shrank and the labor market remained weak, a report showed on Monday.
The U.S. economy will stay on a moderate growth path in 2012 amid weak consumer spending and business investment, a new survey published on Monday said.
While only time will tell whether Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wins the war against deflation, one thing is clear. The central bank will be pushed to be far more aggressive than it has ever been.
The obscure islets at the center of bitter spats between China and its neighbors have become a flashpoint that could get hotter and embroil America.
Millions of Americans will get hit by big tax increases a lot sooner than many realize if Congress and the White House don't agree on a plan to skirt the year-end fiscal cliff - in fact, they already have.
Nike recently said it would consider investing in growth outside the state unless there were guarantees that the company's tax status would not change in the near future.
Manufacturing grew at its swiftest pace in eight months in December, buoyed by increases in domestic and overseas demand.
The White House and many congressional Republicans are now looking at a modest deal that would extend current tax rates for most Americans and leave vexing issues for the new year.
President Obama says he won't go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana.
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