October 28, 2011 Analysts wonder whether the spending surge can be sustained if savings are being depleted.
October 27, 2011 While modest, the 2.5 percent pace is the best growth since third-quarter 2010. And the news eases recession fears.
October 26, 2011 The pace is still down slightly from a year ago.
October 25, 2011 The widely watched consumer confidence index from the Conference Board has fallen to a level not seen since the economy was officially in recession two years ago.
President Obama talked about jobs last week in North Chesterfield, Va.Â
October 24, 2011 With his jobs package stalled in Congress, the president is going to announce some executive actions on mortgages and student loans that his advisers say could give the economy a lift. Republicans say "we can't wait" to defeat the president.
October 19, 2011 The gain in housing starts was the best in 17 months, but they're still not back to the level of a year ago.
October 18, 2011 The increase was more than expected and could be a sign of inflation pressures building. Wednesday, we'll hear about changes in consumer prices last month.
October 14, 2011 It was the best gain since February and was driven by higher car sales.
October 13, 2011 There were 404,000 claims submitted, vs. 405,000 the week before.
Job seekers waited in line to meet with recruiters at a job fair in Park Ridge, Ill., last month.
October 11, 2011 The $447 billion plan is likely to be rejected later today when the Senate holds a key procedural vote. Democrats have a "Plan B," though. They're looking at breaking up the measure into smaller pieces that may stand better chances of passage.
October 7, 2011 Economists were expecting to hear that the jobless rate remained unchanged. The job growth figure is slightly better than was forecast.
President Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.
October 6, 2011 President Obama pushed for his $447 billion jobs bill this morning during a White House news conference in which he again challenged Republicans to either enact his ideas or be prepared to explain to voters why they opposed what he says are ways to put Americans to work.
If you can get a mortgage, the rates are lower than ever.
October 6, 2011 But though rates are at new lows, many who would like to take advantage of them can't because of too little equity or tight lending standards.
October 6, 2011 There were 401,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, up from 395,000 the week before. The pace continues to reflect a weak jobs market.
October 5, 2011 Private bankers who serve some of the world's richest families are seeing clients pile money into "catastrophe portfolios" and real estate, seeking defensive positions that might help them weather a far-reaching economic storm that has roiled stock markets worldwide.
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