There were 175,000 jobs added to payrolls last month. That's about 25,000 more than economists forecast. The unemployment rate, though, edged up to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent in January.
In an age when currency crises in far flung parts of the world can cause layoffs at factories and offices in mid-America, it's important to keep up on news from the business world. The Two-Way monitors what's happening. We make sense of the trends.
Bad weather may be at least partly to blame for the relatively low number of jobs added to private payrolls last month. Economists expect to hear more about February's slow growth later this week.
The system aims to keep drivers from fumbling with their phones while they're behind the wheel, even as it brings them more options (and potential distractions).
Consumer spending wasn't as strong in the fourth quarter as first estimated. So, it's now thought that GDP grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate, not the earlier estimate of 3.2 percent.
The bitcoin exchange says it was hacked. Investors likely have little chance of getting their money — real or virtual — back.
Citing "softness" in the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed will try to determine if the results are a new trend or are related to this winter's intense cold and storms.
In an effort to give their best customers their best rewards, airlines may look at how much you're spending, not how far you're traveling.
The electric-car company wants to build a massive plant in the U.S. to churn out 500,000 vehicle batteries a year. That's more than the combined current production at all the factories in the world.
Thursday's economic news isn't great. More people applied for unemployment benefits and demand for some factory goods was down.