| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds.
The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Higher gas costs helped push consumer prices up in last month by the largest margin in six months, but the annual inflation rate remained low, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in December,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Burger King has launched a low-fat, crinkle-cut French fry to appeal to health-conscious consumers, the second-largest burger chain announced Tuesday.
Dubbed "Satisfries," the new fries are taking aim at the fried spuds from rival McDonald's. Burger...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- As the nation fast approaches its debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Tuesday issued his strongest warning yet to Congress about the economic consequences of waiting until just before the deadline to pass an increase.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:52 AM
WASHINGTON -- About 17% of workers expect to be laid off in the coming year, according to results of a newly launched consumer survey from the Federal Reserve.
The figure for December was down from about 18% the previous month but up from about 15% in...
| 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...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Last week: Congrats to a 64-year-old dreamer. Many of us were here in 1978 when Diana Nyad made her first attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. That it took five tries makes her triumph even more inspirational. As she said "you are never too old to chase...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence dropped this month to its lowest level since January after the partial federal government shutdown, though the decline wasn't as bad as some had forecast, according to new data released Friday.
The preliminary October...
| 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...