U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years.» Read More
Private sector job creation continued at a healthy clip in December, with companies adding 238,000 positions despite the inclement weather.
Some questions and answers about what's at stake for the U.S. economy after more than a million Americans lost their unemployment benefits last month.
Americans may not have hit the malls in droves this holiday season, but those who did, spent, according to data from ShopperTrak.
The bell finally may ring in the long-awaited bout with inflation. Even if actual inflation does not escalate, the fear could provide a shock.
The Senate vote to confirm Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair reveals concerns about a fragile economy, former Rep. Ron Paul says.
The Fed will likely phase out its massive bond-buying stimulus this year if the U.S. economic recovery strengthens as expected, a top Fed official said.
The U.S. trade deficit was the smallest in four years in November, as exports hit a record high and weak oil prices restrained imports.
The push to increase the minimum wage reinforces an "unhealthy" message, asserts venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary, known as "Mr. Wonderful" on the reality show "Shark Tank."
The recent string of positive economic news could turn into a headache for Janet Yellen as she prepares to take the reins at the Federal Reserve.
With bad weather preventing senators from traveling to Washington, a showdown vote on the unemployment bill was postponed until Tuesday.
But some of the steps taken by regulators have resulted in progress against the threat, said the former Minneapolis Fed president.
The pace of growth in the US services sector slowed for a second straight month in December with business activity expanding at a lower rate.
Main Street is thawing after the recession, while the stock market has soared. A look at 2014 for small businesses.
Here's what's lawmakers are expected to focus on as they return to Capitol Hill.
It wasn't easy but Bernanke has succeeded in establishing something of immediate value for Yellen as she takes the reins of the Fed, says Pimco's El-Erian.
University of Chicago economist John Cochrane was interviewed by the Richmond Fed's Econ Focus. What he said might surprise you.
Outgoing chief White House economic advisor Gene Sperling also said Obama's call for a "grand bargain" on jobs should get another look.
The U.S. economy beginning to see traction, says James Poterba, president of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
As the recovery in prices has helped lenders whittle down a glut of seized homes, they've begun moving more properties to auction.
Advanced economies are likely to require financial repression, debt restructuring, inflation and capital controls, economists Reinhart and Rogoff have warned.
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