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US consumer credit rose less than expected in June - to $2.8 trillion - held back by the largest decline in credit card use in a year as households continue to pay down debts.
A monthly gauge of U.S. employment held steady in the latest week, underscoring little movement in overall hiring yet showing a "significant decline" in federal government jobs.
Potential buyers crept back into the U.S. housing market last week as applications for mortgages edged up, even though rates resumed their ascent.
There's no reason the Fed should taper asset purchases and instead the government needs to increase spending, said Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in June to its lowest level in more than 3-1/2 years as imports reversed the prior month's spike.
Beneath the signs of recovery is one of the most poorly funded pension systems in the nation, threatening to challenge the city’s finances for years to come.
Emerging middle class-consumers in countries such as India and China are pushing up prices for everything from food to diamonds.
President Obama is playing politics with his choice for Fed chair, but he'll get his nominee confirmed, said Glenn Hubbard, advisor to Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.
The pace of growth in the US services sector accelerated in July, picking up from a three-year low as new orders surged to their highest level in five months.
Bucking widespread expectations on Wall Street, the Fed won't begin to scale back its bond buying before year-end, said Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James.
U.S. consumer spending has remained largely flat for the last three months, Gallup reported on Monday, in contrast to other indicators suggesting otherwise.
The growing trend among Americans to choose urban living over the suburbs is causing many home builders and mall operators to change their business models, says Leigh Gallagher, "The End of Suburbs" author.
Job growth continued in July as the U.S. economy added another 162,000 jobs—enough to keep the recovery theme going but not a level likely to have a major effect on monetary policy.
U.S. consumer spending increased and inflation pushed higher in June, which could strengthen expectations of the Federal Reserve curtailing its bond purchases later this year.
The Fed's tapering is "almost a given," but there won't be enough economic growth to justify the reduction, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian tells CNBC.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits touched a 5-1/2 year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market.
Planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell modestly in July, though the healthcare and defense sectors saw the biggest job cuts, a report on Thursday showed.
Traders are looking past ISM manufacturing data and weekly jobless claims, to the July nonfarm payrolls because it will be key in the Fed's decision making process.
The U.S. economy has the ability to grow at a rate of 3-4 percent if policy makers removed the obstructions, says former Fed governor Robert Heller.
The economy grew at a slow 1.4 percent in the first half of the year, but private sector jobs data for July holds out hope for a better second half.
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