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U.S. labor costs grew much faster than initially thought in the second quarter while worker productivity slumped.
The number of layoffs announced by U.S.-based companies fell in August to the lowest level since May, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reports.
Economists on Wednesday backed Mohamed El-Erian's call that the Fed is likely to hike rates if Friday's jobs report is strong.
Companies added 177,000 positions for the month, just above Wall Street expectations for 175,000.
The Federal Reserve, with its bargain-basement interest rates, is also hurting capitalism, bond king Bill Gross says.
About 70 percent of so-called 1099 workers, including freelancers and contractors, have no long-term retirement savings at all.
The president will call on leaders from the Group of 20 to use fiscal policy and other tools to boost economic growth, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said.
The Fed will likely meet its U.S. inflation and employment goals soon and should consider quicker interest rate rises over time.
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said he is increasingly convinced that U.S. economic growth has slowed permanently.
Consumers were feeling more optimiistic in August, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
The pace of U.S. home price gains slowed in June from the previous month, but growth remained above the two-year average.
The job market has is nearly at full strength and the pace of rate increases will depend on how well the economy is doing, the Fed Vice Chair said.
An index of small business employment growth inched up as Main Street America added jobs at a steady pace this month.
Spending increased for a fourth straight month, pointing to a pickup in economic growth that could allow the Fed to raise rates this year.
This is how interest rates and the stock market can go both higher, says a top portfolio manager at ClearBridge.
Policymakers at the U.S. Federal Reserve have been accused of using ambiguous and evasive language after several days of commentary.
The Fed could pull the rug out from under investors who are overlooking signs an interest rate hike is coming, economist Carl Tannenbaum says.
The Fed should scrap a plan to shrink its massive bond holdings and instead keep them "indefinitely" to protect against financial shocks.
At Jackson Hole, Fed Chair Janet Yellen voiced optimism about the economy and an expectation that interest rate hikes are ahead.
A measure of consumers' attitudes was slightly lower this month, according to new data.
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