An index that hints at the outlook for the U.S. economy rose modestly in August but fell short of Wall Street expectations.» Read More
Markets tend to slide when a new Fed chair takes over. Coincidence ... or curse?
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as exports hit a record high, pointing to a pick-up in global demand.
Fiscally distressed governments across the country may have gotten a troubling blueprint this week for getting out of their respective messes.
After a judge ruled that the city can proceed with its historic bankruptcy, the stage is set for an epic legal battle over who helps pick up the tab.
President Obama put a renewed focus on the income gap between rich and poor as he begins setting the agenda for the rest of his presidency.
Thanks? It didn't take much for the mortgage market to plunge into a deep freeze.
Market watchers say stocks can break out of their funk and usher in a strong year-end finish—IF ...
The Federal Reserve has more reason than ever to cut a key U.S. lending rate it has kept at just above zero since the depths of the financial crisis.
Pickup trucks continued to drive a resurgence in auto sales in November as the Big Three Detroit automakers all exceeded analysts' expectations.
What is historically one of Wall Street's best months may not live up to that billing this time around.
The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest pace in 2½ years last month, an industry report showed on Monday, while the pace of hiring in the sector also accelerated.
Here's what you need to know about the World Trade Organization (WTO) summit, which paves the way for the world's biggest trade deal.
Factory activity in the United States improved in November, according to data provider Markit.
Ending the Great Stagnation depends as much on the Chinese Communist Party as it does on the world's leading central banks.
Marc Faber told CNBC on Friday he believes a "massive speculative bubble" has encroached on almost all financial markets.
After a rocky year for India's economy, the worst may finally be over and a steady acceleration in growth can be expected soon, says Goldman Sachs.
If fixed-income investors were under any impression that 2014 could mark an end to the turbulence experienced this year, they should think again.
Consumer sentiment rose as wealthier Americans' outlook on the economy improved, a survey released on Wednesday showed.
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.
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