The U.S. manufacturing sector rose in August to its highest level since March 2011, while construction spending surged.» Read More
New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in October were down, but jobless claims offered new hope for labor markets.
President Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage to $9 a hour would help the economy, one of his former top economic advisors says.
A voter initiative to enact a $15 minimum wage in a Seattle suburb that houses the region's main international airport won a narrow victory.
U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit they took out during the housing bubble.
A sharp rise in U.S. Treasury yields should act as a reminder to the Federal Reserve not to ignore developments in the bond market, one market analyst says.
If investors in housing see lower-than-expected returns, they will dump the properties, Nobel-winning economist Robert Shiller says.
Ronald Reagan's director of the OMB warns that the Fed has stoked a worldwide bubble in asset prices.
Consumer confidence fell in November as Americans worried about their future jobs and earnings prospects.
U.S. single-family home prices rose in September and posted their strongest annualized gain in 7-1/2 years, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.
Permits for future U.S. home construction rose to their highest level in nearly 5-1/2 years in October.
In a dreary sign of economic doldrums, more than six in 10 workers worry that they will lose their jobs, according to a Washington Post-Miller Center poll.
The Keynesians are preparing to duke it out with the anti-Keynesians on the same old grounds once more.
For the fifth straight month in October existing home sales fell, as the government shutdown added to an overall slowdown in the U.S. housing market.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker outlines the US "open for business" agenda to jumpstart the economic recovery.
The Fed won't taper bond buying until the economy is ready and financial markets are prepared, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told CNBC.
The Fed may not be happy until it gets unemployment down to 5.5 percent, if statements from central bank officials and economists are an indication.
An expert on high-impact entrepreneurship, Endeavor's Linda Rottenberg, explains why economic adversity sparks innovation and small business creation.
A debate over whether to extend a federal jobless benefits program has left many unemployed feeling bah-humbug about the holidays.
The Philadelphia Fed said that factory activity in the Mid-Atlantic region hit a six-month low in November, while remaining positive.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected, suggesting strengthening of labor markets.
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