| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:27 PM
NEW YORK -- Stocks closed at all-time highs, finishing this year's epic rally with yet another record.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 72.37 points, or 0.4%, to 16,576.66 on the last trading day of 2013. For the year, the index of blue-chip stocks...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Small-business owners were more pessimistic last month about the economy's outlook, driving down their overall optimism, the National Federation of Independent Business said Tuesday.
The group's Small Business Optimism Index slipped to 93....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence dropped this month from a more than five-year high, but still remains well above levels of a year ago, the Conference Board said Tuesday.
The group's index decreased to 80.3 in July from an upwardly revised 82.1 in...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:23 AM
WASHINGTON -- A leading barometer of consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level this year as the partial federal government shutdown led to fears the economic recovery would slow down.
The consumer sentiment index from the University...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans felt slightly better about the short-term economic outlook this month with consumer confidence rebounding unexpectedly after slipping in July, the Conference Board said Tuesday.
The group's index rose to 81.5 in August from 81...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Researchers at Morgan Stanley have a pretty simple forecast for the coming holiday season: Expect coal.
A new report from the financial services firm anticipates the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year to be the slowest and most...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- A federal government shutdown or a failure to raise the debt limit -- both of which could happen next month -- would disrupt financial markets and hurt the U.S. economy, Moody's Investor Services warned Tuesday.
A stalemate over increasing...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Monthly Social Security payments will rise 1.5% next year, bringing the average benefit amount to about $1,288 after an annual cost-of-living adjustment, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday.
The 1.5% rise is the smallest increase...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence fell this month to its lowest level in nearly two years, surprising analysts who expected a rebound from the recent shutdown-induced downturn in American's view of the economy.
The preliminary consumer sentiment index...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:17 AM
WASHINGTON — Americans' confidence in the economy has jumped since the end of the partial federal government shutdown in October, another positive sign for the recovery as the new year begins, according to data released Tuesday by Gallup.
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:04 AM
At least 15 port truck drivers seeking to unionize at a Carson-based firm went on strike Monday night, kicking off a week's worth of planned labor actions.
Labor groups organizing strikes and rallies are aiming to draw attention to low-wage workers in...