November 30, 2010 Consumers felt a bit better -- a good sign for the economy if it means demand for goods and services will pick up as well.
November 24, 2010 The annual rate: 283,000, down 8.1% from September and near August's 275,000 (which is the lowest since records started being kept in 1963).
November 24, 2010 Two pieces of good news -- on unemployment and spending -- and one report that's cautionary.
The Federal Reserve's latest forecasts.
November 23, 2010 The good news is that Federal Reserve policymakers think the economy will keep growing through next year and into 2012. The bad news is that they think unemployment will stay uncomfortably high.
Velma Hart, who told President Obama of her fears, during a September townhall meeting with the president.
November 23, 2010 In September,she told President Obama that she was "exhausted" and "deeply disappointed with where we are now." Video of her comments went viral. Now, she's out of work.
November 23, 2010 Gross domestic product grew at a slightly faster pace than previously thought, but still isn't strong enough to start bringing unemployment down.
November 2, 2010 As term-limited Jennifer Granholm prepares her exit as Michigan’s first female governor, guest blogger Quinn Klinefelter offers analysis on what some say is a mixed legacy.
October 29, 2010 Voters believe we have higher taxes, lower GDP and costlier TARP than is true. A new Bloomberg News poll indicates that as voters head to the polls, they hold economic and fiscal views seriously out of whack with reality.
October 15, 2010 A record federal deficit was less than the government predicted partly due to lower bailout costs. Putting the best spin on what it knew would be looked on as bad news by many, the administration focused on everything but the top-line deficit number.
A home going up in Springfield, Ill., earlier this month.
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
September 21, 2010 While housing starts rose, the gain was mostly from construction of apartments and condos, not the much larger single-family home market.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/130013818/130013928" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
September 20, 2010 President Obama answered a question during a town-hall meeting from CNBC's Rick "The Rant" Santelli. It wasn't a question about bailouts of homeowners, the issue that formed the basis of the famous rant.
A telling sign outside a home in Miami this summer.
September 16, 2010 One in every 381 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing in August. Reposessions soared 25%, to the highest number since at least 2005. Experts say it could take three more years for the market to work through all those homes.
September 14, 2010 A bill to provide small-business loans broke a Senate logjam with the help of two Republicans whose retirement from Congress arguably gave them more freedom.
September 3, 2010 The president pushed again for action on legislation aimed at giving small businesses more incentives to hire.
September 3, 2010 With the economy atop most Americans' list of concerns, the news is sure to be closely scrutinized.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor