| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:58 PM
The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.
The Fed said that six of its 12 regions had reported moderate growth...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:32 AM
Consumer spending bounced back in January after taking into account sharply lower gas and energy prices, the Commerce Department said Monday.
Overall spending actually fell for the second straight month, the first time that's happened since the Great...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 8:58 AM
By your mid-20s, if you're lucky enough to have a job, it's time to move out of the house and support yourself. You've saved some money. Your prospects are decent. Success isn't guaranteed, but you can't live on mommy and daddy's money forever, right?...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:48 AM
Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen on Tuesday gave an upbeat assessment of the American job market. But she noted it was not fully healed and reiterated the central bank's stance that it remained "patient" in raising interest rates.
"There has been...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:50 AM
U.S. employers hired at a stellar pace last month, wages rose by the most in six years, and Americans responded by streaming into the job market to find work.
The Labor Department said Friday that the economy gained a seasonally adjusted 257,000 jobs in...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 1:10 PM
The U.S. stock market edged mostly lower on Wednesday, easing back from its latest all-time highs.
The markets barely budged following the midafternoon release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting. The transcript showed that...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health.
The surprisingly robust report the government issued Friday...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:35 AM
Stocks opened lower on Wednesday, pulling back from record levels. Declines were led by energy stocks, as the price of oil fell on speculation that a recent rally in the crude was excessive.
Later, traders will also comb through the minutes of the...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:09 PM
Now comes the tough part for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen.
After winding down the central bank's bond-buying stimulus without roiling financial markets, Yellen begins her second year on the job next week with the more difficult task of...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:36 AM
Federal Reserve policymakers do not appear ready to start raising interest rates anytime soon, with officials expressing concerns about inflation and lingering weakness in the labor market.
Minutes of the Fed's Jan. 27-28 meeting released Wednesday show...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:12 PM
U.S. stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened.
Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from...