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  • Consumer Mood Sours as Fears About Jobs Rise Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 9:55 AM ET

    U.S. consumer sentiment tumbled to a nine-month low in April, with Americans especially gloomy about the long-term health of the economy, a new survey showed.

  • Google Develops a Tool to Manage Digital Afterlife Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    Google has launched a tool that lets users decide what happens with their email, Google Plus and other accounts after they die or become inactive online.

  • Retail Sales Slump in March as Shoppers Stay Home Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    Retail sales slid in March even though producer prices recorded their biggest drop in 10 months as the cost of gasoline tumbled

  • Why Immigration Legislation May Disappoint Activists Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    An immigration activist holds up a sign outside the Capitol during a rally.

    Immigration requirements in the emerging Senate bill could end up excluding hundreds of thousands from the path to citizenship, a Senate aide said.

  • Unlike the Fed, BOJ's Policy Won't Unleash Hot Money Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 12:43 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan's monetary bazooka has investors bracing for a flood of liquidity into risk assets. It may not happen, analysts say.

  • US Problems About More Than 'Moral Values': Poll Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Economic pressures rather than moral values are thought to be the principal US problem, a new NBC/WSJ poll finds.

  • 5 Fiscal Secrets Buried In Obama’s Budget Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    President Obama submitted a 244-page budget proposal. The Fiscal Times dug through and found five critical—but easily overlooked—takeaways. Here they are.

  • Jobless Claims Back on Track; Inflation Eases Off Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 9:47 AM ET
    A job seeker carries a worn briefcase at the Green Jobs and Entrepeneurship Fair in Berkeley, California.

    New claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week while import prices fell in March as weak petroleum costs offset a spike in food prices.

  • 'Grand Bargain' Budget No Bargain for Wealthiest Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Warren Buffett speaks to Becky Quick on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Mar. 4, 2013.

    For President Obama, new revenues depend on curbing deductions for affluent taxpayers and implementing Warren Buffett's minimum 30 percent tax for millionaires.

  • Why Silicon Valley Wants Immigration Reform Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    Top executives in Silicon Valley are pushing for immigration reform that allows more skilled foreign workers into the U.S.

  • Unusually Cold March Puts a Chill in Retail Sales Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    Retailers broadly missed analysts' estimates for same-store sales in March, a month that typically sees cold weather and slow hiring in the early weeks.

  • Plosser Makes Case Against Printing More Money Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    A top Federal Reserve official took an early stab at how the central bank should reduce its swelled balance sheet to a more normal size in the years ahead, arguing the current plan may need some adjusting.

  • Foreclosure Activity Eases, but First-Time Filings Rise Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 1:37 AM ET
    Workers stand in front of a row of new homes at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona

    The number of U.S. homes lenders repossessed fell in March to the lowest level in more than five years, though more properties entered the foreclosure process in a reminder that the market has a long way to go to full recovery.

  • Americans Worry About Budget Cuts Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Many Americans believe the sequester budget cuts harm the economy, even though most see little impact on their own families, a new NBC/WSJ poll shows.

  • Obama's Budget Plan Pursues These Two Goals Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 4:36 PM ET
    President Barack Obama talks about the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget while next to acting Director of Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, April 10, 2013.

    One is, as always, expressing the president's priorities. The second is to lure Congressional Republicans, again, into negotiations for a budget "grand bargain."

  • President Obama: Budget Is 'Fiscally Responsible' Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on the budget

    President Barack Obama called the sequester reckless and said his 2014 budget proposal a "fiscally responsible blueprint for middle class jobs and our economy."

  • Obama Sends $3.8 Trillion Budget—'Grand Bargain' Time? Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama's budget proposal on display at the Government Printing Office.

    President Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint on Wednesday that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs.

  • Fed Minutes Released Early Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve released the minutes of its latest Federal Open Markets Committee Meeting earlier than planned Wednesday, a day after the transcripts were inadvertently sent out to a select few.

  • Some Fed Members Fear Monetary Policy Effects Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve policy makers worried about increased risks due to the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus, though most view those dangers as "manageable" for now.

  • Time to End Bond-Buying? Not Yet, Fed's Lockhart Says Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    It is too soon for the Federal Reserve to consider tapering or halting its asset purchases, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said on Wednesday.

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