| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence slipped this month from a post-Great Recession high as Americans expressed more concerns about the short-term outlook for jobs and wages, the Conference Board said Tuesday.
The group's index dropped to 79.7 in...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Warner on Friday called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct a "thorough investigation" of the Nasdaq Stock Market's three-hour trading outage.
Warner (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, said...
| Oct 31, 2013
WASHINGTON — In her first appearance before Congress since the botched debut of the federal healthcare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday apologized for the "debacle," accepted responsibility and promised the...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:06 AM
WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday that low inflation meant there was no hurry to reduce a key central bank stimulus program, which has made "substantial progress" in lowering unemployment.
James Bullard, president of the...
| 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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Even as much of the nation rushed by plane, train and car to get somewhere to celebrate the holidays, the weather was in a Grinch-like mood.
As many as 95 million people will be in motion in the annual rite of making it to some relative’s or...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest report on job creation and the unemployment rate, set to be released Friday, could be delayed if the federal government shuts down this week, the Labor Department said.
"All survey and other program operations will cease and the...
| 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...
| 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...