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Apr 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM
The economy rebounded from an anemic 0.4 percent annual growth rate in the October-December quarter.
Apr 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Ben Bernanke is intensifying speculation that this year will be his last as Federal Reserve chairman by deciding to skip the Fed's annual August conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Mar 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Increased hiring, lower unemployment, stock market on the rise. Who gets the credit? It's a hotly debated point in Washington, where political scorekeeping amounts to who gets blame and who gets praise.
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.
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.
Dec 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM
The Labor Department said Wednesday that productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.9 percent from July through September. That's the fastest pace in two years and higher than the initial estimate of 1.9 percent. Labor costs dropped at a rate of 1.9...
Nov 7, 2012 at 9:01 AM
Some reward. Here's the assignment President Barack Obama has won with his re-election: Improve an economy burdened by high unemployment, stagnant pay, a European financial crisis, slowing global growth and U.S. companies still too anxious to expand much.
Jan 7, 2012 at 9:58 AM
Unemployment is higher than it's been going into any election year since World War II. But history shows that won't necessarily stop President Barack Obama from reclaiming the White House.
Jan 6, 2012 at 6:42 AM
A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.
Sep 4, 2011 at 12:23 PM
The job market is even worse than the 9.1 percent unemployment rate suggests. America's 14 million unemployed aren't competing just with each other. They must also contend with 8.8 million other people - part-timers who want full-time work.
Aug 5, 2011 at 6:35 PM
Better. The job market beat expectations, and the stock market managed a modest gain - not great, but good enough after a turbulent week.
Jul 31, 2011 at 5:41 PM
Ending a perilous stalemate, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders announced agreement Sunday night on an emergency deal to avoid to avert the nation's first-ever financial default.
Jul 18, 2011 at 11:53 AM
Congress has until Aug. 2 to raise the federal borrowing limit or the government will run out of money and possibly default on its debt. Here are some frequently asked questions about the situation.
Jul 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM
Millions of Americans endured financial calamities in the recession. But for many in the black community, where unemployment has risen since the end of the recession, job loss has knocked them out of the middle class and back into poverty.
Jul 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM
A dismal June employment report shows that employers are adding nowhere near as many jobs as they normally do this long after a recession has ended.