Jun 14, 2013 Before we answer the question of whether we can afford the consumer economy, we have to know how much we're spending.
Jun 12, 2013 People in their 20s are often stuck in part-time and temporary jobs. The loss of income in their first working years could affect them much of their lives.
Jun 12, 2013 To cut corners and increase profits, businesses are increasingly hiring more part-time or temporary workers. But that plan may backfire, when those workers become consumers who don't want to spend.
Jun 7, 2013 The May jobs report showed increased hiring, but with a few caveats.
Jun 7, 2013 Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's council of economic advisers, discusses the latest jobs report and what it means for the recovery.
Jun 7, 2013 The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 175,000 jobs last month, edging out analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.
Jun 7, 2013 Economists see an improvement in consumer confidence, partly driven by the stock market and rising home prices.
Jun 6, 2013 Uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's next move is throwing investors for a loop and unsettling markets. Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, explains what the 'Fed Dread' is all about.
Jun 6, 2013 Overall layoffs have decreased since last year, but some industries in particular are cutting back.