May 16, 2013 The good news: Inflation remains in check. The bad news: Jobless claims are up, and housing starts are down.
May 15, 2013 The Congressional Budget Office has sharply revised down the outlook for the federal budget deficit. Some temporary factors are being cited for the projected improvement. Keeping the deficit on a downward path may depend on the economy, analysts say.
May 14, 2013 The International Energy Agency says U.S. shale output and petroleum from Canada's tar sands are transforming global energy markets.
May 14, 2013 Jobs and the economy dominated political discussion during the election year, but have since been forgotten. Even before the current outbreak of scandals, it was clear Washington preferred to talk about other issues.
May 13, 2013 Private employers must pay time and a half to workers who put in more than 40 hours a week. But some workers want comp time for extra hours. The House voted to allow workers to save up their comp time, but critics fear that employers would use the measure to abuse overtime rules.
May 13, 2013 We asked a bunch of economists what they would say if they were giving a commencement address this spring. Here's what they told us.