November 7, 2012 Exit polls showed the economy was Issue No. 1 with voters in this presidential election. And it didn't take long for labor organizers and business leaders to start offering their thoughts on the re-election of President Obama.
November 5, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency says the two South Korean carmakers, owned by the same parent company, overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles over the past three years. The automakers say they will reimburse customers by covering the additional fuel costs.
November 5, 2012 And they're rising in many states where it's hard to foreclose. States face a tradeoff between protecting homeowners and getting through the foreclosure crisis.
November 4, 2012 When the presidential candidates speak about the "middle class," they're making a safe bet that you'll think they're talking to you. The middle class doesn't have an economic definition, and Americans of widely varying income levels identify with it. The class-based term seems to have lost its distinction.
November 2, 2012 Friday's jobs report was — in effect — a BEFORE snapshot of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department collected all of the data before Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast and before the election outcome could be known. The election adds uncertainty over the looming fiscal cliff that has made some companies reluctant to hire.
November 2, 2012 There were about 50,000 more jobs added to payrolls than economists expected. Also: September's growth was revised upward. This is the last major economic report before Election Day and is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.