November 26, 2013 The housing sector has been one of the economy's bright spots in recent months. Prices are still going up, but data suggest that the market is cooling or soon will be.
November 5, 2013 Technology giant Apple is buying a large manufacturing space in Arizona, where high-tech glass for its devices will be produced. The move is being hailed in Arizona, where the economy remains slowed by the U.S. housing market crisis.
October 30, 2013 The Federal Reserve says it needs more evidence of a sustained recovery before halting or tapering off its bond-buying program.
October 17, 2013 Although a debt default has been at least temporarily averted, the knock-on effect for the economy will still bite.
October 12, 2013 HSBC says in a new report that GDP in the seven states most affected by the Arab Spring will be 35 percent lower at the end of 2014 than if there had been no Arab Spring. But the damage to those countries is more than to their GDPs alone.
September 24, 2013 Somehow, information about the Fed's bond buying decision got into computers in Chicago faster than the speed of light. Those milliseconds meant millions.
September 16, 2013 Five years ago this week, Lehman Brothers collapsed, and America's financial crisis began. On Monday morning, President Obama will mark the anniversary with a speech in the White House Rose Garden. The White House released a new report ahead of the address, assessing how the government's efforts to stabilize the economy turned out.
September 4, 2013 Car sales picked up, as did hiring at auto manufacturing plants, according to the central bank's latest Beige Book.
August 30, 2013 The leader says he believes the currency, which has fallen by 15 percent since May, is undervalued, but that the drop doesn't mean the economy is 'going down a hill'.
August 22, 2013 While 13,000 more people applied for unemployment insurance than had the week before, the trend is still better than at any time since before the last recession began in December 2007.
August 22, 2013 Young Chinese are graduating in record numbers, but the country's once-red-hot economy has cooled. And critics say because many young Chinese have known only booming growth and have higher expectations than earlier generations, they don't show much commitment to looking for work — echoing a complaint about millennials in the U.S.
August 21, 2013 India is struggling — but it's not the only developing nation that's having economic troubles. Brazil, China and Russia are all slowing down. But the U.S., which struggled after the Great Recession, is showing some positive signs.
August 1, 2013 New claims for unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 in the week ending July 27 — the lowest level for initial jobless claims in more than five years, according to the Labor Department. Employment data for the month of July is due to be released Friday.
August 1, 2013 The rise is being tied to a drop in weekly jobless claims, as well as assurances from the Federal Reserve that it would continue to support the U.S. economy.