The U.S. manufacturing sector rose in August to its highest level since March 2011, while construction spending surged.» Read More
April's big 288,000 jump in new jobs was good news for the economy, but the report sent mixed signals.
Job creation accelerated in April as the U.S. economy added 288,000 new positions, while the unemployment rate plummeted to 6.3 percent amid a sharp drop in the workforce.
The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate hit 6.3 percent in April—but does that rate tell the real story?
Manufacturing is pushing higher after a lull in the winter, but a surge in inventories in 2013 is preventing a faster pace of factory activity.
This is a tough job market for recent college graduates, and even tech-savvy millennials aren't exhibiting the soft skills that will change that.
Economists polled by CNBC have reversed earlier projections for positive GDP growth and now forecast that the economy contracted in the first quarter.
Sarah Bloom Raskin, the new deputy U.S. Treasury secretary, explains why addressing student loan debt is at the top of her agenda.
The richest 1 percent have got significantly wealthier in most countries over the past three decades.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, as did spending and income.
Manufacturing growth accelerated for a 3rd month in April, boosted by a pickup in employment. Separately, construction spending rose.
The number of American companies planning job cuts rose in April.
This is the real reason the US is losing leverage with Russia—and the world, says former US Congressman Robert Dold.
Community bank earnings have rebounded since the financial crisis, and that's a good sign for the economy, the Fed chair says.
The Fed's decision had been widely expected, even with the weak economic growth data from earlier Wednesday.
The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as exports tumbled and businesses accumulated stocks at the slowest pace in nearly a year, but activity already appears to be bouncing back.
The GDP report that economic growth virtually stalled in the first quarter could set the Fed up to sound more dovish later Wednesday.
The Obama administration is focused on finding ways to curb tax-motivated reincorporations to other countries by U.S. businesses.
The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest rose more than expected in April, jumping to its highest since October 2013, a report showed on Wednesday.
A closely-watched employment indicator reported on Wednesday that the economy created 220,000 private sector jobs in April.
China is set to overtake the U.S. as the world's number one economy, while India has jumped into third place ahead of Japan, according to a new study.
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