The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits plunged, adding to bullish signals on the labor market.» Read More
Americans filing new unemployment claims rose a bit more than expected last week, as workers were less productive last quarter.
Private sector job creation slowed a touch in August, missing expectations though roughly maintaining the pace of expansion so far in 2014.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in July to its lowest point in six months as exports rose to a record high.
U.S. employers said they plan to cut about 40,000 positions, according to a survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
The European Central Bank cuts its key interest rate to 0.05 percent and announced the launch of a bond-buying program.
Call it a Fortress USA mentality—the markets hit new highs while the news abroad ranges from economically dismal to militarily gruesome.
Federal and state efforts to increase the minimum wage are misguided and pose serious risks to the economy, billionaire Sam Zell tells CNBC.
Growth depends on the productive use of investment and "capitalistic animal spirits," but that is not taking place now, Pimco's Bill Gross said.
New orders for U.S. factory goods jumped in July on robust demand for transportation equipment.
August auto sales were the highest for that month in more than a decade, with the industry selling at an annualized pace not seen since early 2006.
Interest rates for U.S. mortgages dropped to their lowest level, but that wasn't enough to move potential home buyers off the fence and into a house.
The U.S. climbs further up the ranks of the world's most competitive economies, the World Economic Forum says in its annual report.
A rise in joblessness would be proof that Janet Yellen's theory of the labor market—that there's lots of extra workers out there—is accurate.
The U.S. manufacturing sector rose in August to its highest level since March 2011, while construction spending surged.
The U.S. manufacturing industry expanded in August while employment in the sector grew at its fastest pace since March of last year, an industry report showed on Tuesday.
President Obama is finding some measure of solace on the domestic front while a number of crises rage abroad.
Even amid violence in the Middle East and rising tensions in Ukraine, Monday should be the cheapest Labor Day for driving in four years.
U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007.
The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest rose more than expected in August, a report showed on Friday.
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