June 26, 2012 The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed gains in nearly all major cities during April. While prices are still down from their boom-time highs, a recovery may be building.
June 21, 2012 They edged down by just 2,000 from the previous week.
June 19, 2012 There was a 7.9 percent jump in the number of construction permits issued to home builders in May. And construction began on more single family homes than in April.
June 14, 2012 Both men used speeches in Ohio this afternoon to again lay out their agendas — and to take some shots at the other guy's ideas.
June 14, 2012 There were 6,000 more unemployed Americans filing for benefits last week than the week before. But inflation remained in check as gas prices plunged.
June 12, 2012 Wharton's Peter Cappelli says too many businesses are searching for the "perfect" candidate rather than investing in people and teaching them the skills to do their jobs.
June 8, 2012 The president is pushing Congress to enact what the White House says are "bipartisan, paid-for ideas" that will boost job growth. He also said it's "offensive" to suggest "my White House" may have leaked some secrets to gain political advantage.
June 7, 2012 The Federal Reserve chairman sees reasons for growth to continue. But he warns that automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the so-called Bush tax cuts threaten to derail the recovery.
June 7, 2012 There were 377,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, down 12,000 from the week before. But the number of claims for the previous week was revised up.
June 6, 2012 According to reports collected by the central bank, the economic outlook remains "positive." That's more upbeat than the kinds of things many economists have been saying in recent days.
June 6, 2012 While in the past such a decline has signaled that hiring might soon pick up, that may not be the case this time around.
June 6, 2012 Policymakers at the central bank aren't convinced that things have gotten significantly worse recently.
June 4, 2012 Orders dropped for the second straight month. The report adds to the evidence of a weaker economy.
June 1, 2012 While the Republican contender blames what he says are the administration's "failed" economic policies for weak job growth, the president says he headed off another Great Depression. It's the central debate of the 2012 campaign.
June 1, 2012 Both numbers are disappointments. Economists had expected BLS would say the jobless rate was 8.1 percent and that payrolls expanded by at least 150,000 jobs.