U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in May; meanwhile, consumer prices rose in May and underlying price pressures showed signs of stabilizing after a long decline.» Read More
Even as federal budget cuts put the squeeze on government hiring, private employers are creating new jobs at a steady, but painfully slow, pace.
The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell in May for the third month in a row, a report on Thursday showed.
Activity in the US services sector picked up slightly in May, though growth was lackluster. A separate report showed that new orders for US factory goods rose in April.
We're rich again, but part of why we aren't feeling all that wealth has to do with inflation and population growth.
US consumer credit increased in April but a modest increase in a measure of credit card usage suggested households are still working on reducing their debt load.
Stocks rose with the dollar, as traders viewed the May jobs report as strong enough to signal more economic growth, but not so strong as to push the Fed toward tapering.
With multiple investment banks signposting the end of the commodity supercycle, a World Bank director has warned developing countries that have benefited from the surge to protect themselves against a price crash.
ETFs create "wild gyrations" that make investors nervous, Starwood Capital's Barry Sternlicht tells CNBC.
Warning signs for stocks have been flashing as the market settles into what could finally be the pullback traders have been looking for through most of this year.
The Fed can't fear that the market will be unhappy if it doesn't get more "monetary cocaine," the Dallas Fed president said.
The 1967 "summer of love" may have initiated a major political and cultural shift, but 2013 looks set to produce a sizeable change in investors' blood pressure.
Stocks will continue to rise for the next two years until the wealth gap between Wall Street and Main Street gets too high, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.
Home prices continue to rise well beyond expectations, taking their biggest jump in April since February of 2006, when housing was booming.
Real estate and banking grew but a strong level of hiring was still hard to find amid "modest to moderate" economic growth, according to the Fed's latest economic observations.
Joe Petrowski, Gulf Oil CEO, provides an outlook on oil & gas, as gasoline prices trend higher while oil remains steady in the low $90's.
The FHA may have tried to hide the magnitude of potential losses in an future economic emergency, lawmakers say.
Bond guru Bill Gross has taken straight aim at the Fed and Chairman Ben Bernanke, charging that ultra-loose monetary policies are holding back the recovery.
Slowing the pace of bond-buying would help wean financial markets off their dependence on ultraeasy money, one of its senior officials said.
The days of turning bad news into good news could be winding down if pressure grows on the Fed to begin unwinding its monetary easing policies while the economy weakens.
Bulls cheered as stocks defied the "sell in May and go away" pattern, and traders say investors may not have to worry about a "June swoon" either.