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Feb 7, 2013 at 8:25 AM
Productivity contracted at an annual rate of 2 percent in the October-December quarter, the biggest drop since the first quarter of 2011, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Productivity had risen at a 3.2 percent rate in the July-September quarter.
Feb 5, 2013 at 7:50 AM
Slumping personal computer maker Dell is bowing out of the stock market in a $24.4 billion buyout that represents the largest deal of its kind since the Great Recession dried up the financing for such risky maneuvers.
Feb 1, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Ford, Chrysler and General Motors all reported double-digit gains for January as last year's momentum in U.S. auto sales continued into 2013.
Jan 31, 2013 at 7:51 AM
U.S. consumers increased their spending in December at a slower pace, while their income grew by the largest amount in eight years. Income surged because companies rushed to pay dividends before income taxes increased on high-earners.
Jan 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM
When the Federal Reserve meets this week, it's likely to affirm a message it intends to help lift the economy: that consumers and businesses will be able to borrow cheaply well into the future — even after unemployment has dropped sharply.
Jan 25, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Sales of new U.S. homes cooled off in December compared with November but for the entire year were the best since 2009.
Jan 24, 2013 at 7:28 AM
President Barack Obama has saluted the outgoing Timothy Geithner as one of the best U.S. Treasury secretaries ever. He's surely been among the most contentious.
Jan 15, 2013 at 7:50 AM
U.S. consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in December, buying more autos, furniture and clothing. Steady job growth and lower gas prices kept consumers shopping for the holidays, despite worries about potentially tax increases.
Jan 10, 2013 at 7:34 AM
Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of slow but consistent gains in the job market.
Jan 9, 2013 at 8:09 AM
The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that consumers increased their borrowing in November by $16 billion from October to a seasonally adjusted record of $2.77 trillion.
Jan 4, 2013 at 8:21 AM
When the word reached the Orion Assembly Plant, it spread along the serpentine assembly line like news of a death or natural disaster: General Motors, the biggest automaker in the world, had filed for bankruptcy protection.
Dec 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM
U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008.
Dec 28, 2012 at 8:28 AM
A measure of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes increased last month to its highest level in two and a half years, the latest sign of improvement in the once-battered housing market.
Dec 27, 2012 at 7:27 AM
Americans bought new homes last month at the fastest pace in more than two and a half years, adding to other recent evidence that the housing market is steadily recovering.
Dec 27, 2012 at 7:22 AM
U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week.