| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending ended last year with a flourish, lifting overall economic growth and renewing hopes that the recovery will hit its stride this year and boost employment and incomes.
The economy expanded at a solid 3.2% annual...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:03 PM
The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices.
The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen painted a mostly upbeat picture of the economy emerging from a weather-induced winter slowdown but gave no hints of when the central bank might start raising rock-bottom interest rates.
In Capitol Hill...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Plainly stung by the chorus of ridicule that has greeted their latest attempt to paint anti-union policies and tax cuts for the rich as pathways to economic nirvana, the folks at the American Legislative Exchange Council have struck back with a...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence rebounded sharply this month to near a post-Great Recession high since 2007 as Americans were more positive about their financial situation and outlook for the economy, according to a leading private barometer released...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Some California lawmakers worry that California is losing too many businesses to other states.
State Sens. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) evidently worry that we're not...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
| Mar 10, 2014
Daylight saving time, what is it really saving us? It costs us time and energy running around resetting all those clocks. It's been shown to reduce productivity in the workplace, not to mention increase our chances of being hurt on......
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:29 AM
North American auto production growth tops other industries and, by 2015, will approach levels not seen since 2000, experts said. But manufacturing jobs, while continuing to recover, will fall short of pre-recession levels in the same time frame.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Slow job growth, partisan division in Washington – none of it seems to be slowing U.S. auto sales.
Auto information company Edmunds.com is forecasting 2014 new car sales of 16.4 million, the highest level for the auto industry since 2006.