October 26, 2012 The news is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail as President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney push to the Nov. 6 election.
October 24, 2012 The pace of sales was up 5.7 percent in September vs. August, and was 27.1 percent higher than in September 2011. Today's news is further evidence that the housing sector is on the rebound.
October 19, 2012 While the number of homes sold was down 1.7 percent from August, the median selling price has now risen for seven straight months. That hadn't happened since 2005-2006.
October 18, 2012 The increase put claims back in the range they've been stuck in all year. The previous week's sharp drop may have been due in part to changes in the way some seasonal changes in employment are reported.
October 18, 2012 Two-thirds of graduates left college last year with student loans hanging over their heads. The average amount they owed was $26,600, up 5 percent from the previous year. Nearly 9 percent of the graduates were unemployed and 19.1 percent were working part time or had given up looking for a job.
October 9, 2012 International Monetary Fund economists also warn that things could get even worse if European leaders don't finally get the euro crisis under control and if U.S. lawmakers let the federal government go over its "fiscal cliff."
October 4, 2012 It's likely the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say the jobless rate ticked higher and that job growth was slow again in September, economists say. The presidential campaigns will surely be discussing the numbers.
October 1, 2012 Also: there was more residential construction under way in August.
September 28, 2012 Spending went up, but largely because gasoline cost more — not due to stronger demand.
September 27, 2012 There was a sharp drop in demand for durable goods last month. Meanwhile, it looks like the economy slowed more than thought in the spring. One bit of bright news: Claims for unemployment benefits declined last week.
September 26, 2012 While the pace of sales barely changed, the median price was up 11.2 percent. It's another sign of a recovering housing sector.
September 20, 2012 There were 382,000 first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, down by just 3,000 from the week before. The pace has changed little over the past year.
September 6, 2012 The ADP National Employment Report has shown solid, not spectacular, job growth for two straight months. Meanwhile, another report finds a 20-month low in layoff announcements. Friday, the government issues its figures on August unemployment and jobs.
September 6, 2012 Financial markets are watching the bank's steps closely as it tries to shore up the euro.