Nov 29, 2012 Consumer confidence at a five-year high according to new data this week. But what exactly makes us so confident?
Nov 26, 2012 During the recession, Congress lengthened unemployment aid to a maximum of 99 weeks. If not renewed, the current extension will expire at the end of the year.
Nov 15, 2012 Facebook enters the job-search market with listings of nearly 2 million job openings. But be careful, especially if you've friended your boss.
Nov 14, 2012 The number two official at the U.S. Federal Reserve, Vice Chair Janet Yellen, has thrown her weight behind a major change in Fed policy. The issue is how the central bank should schedule its stimulus policies.
Nov 13, 2012 Struggling N.C. county lures Google facility with incentives. Were they worth it?
Nov 12, 2012 On this Veterans Day holiday, two retired officers are launching a new social network -- only for the military.
Nov 8, 2012 This election, in part driven by the discrepancy between most media analysis and Nate Silver's data-driven electoral model, has prompted a debate about polling in the new media landscape. Frank Newport, of Gallup, says his polling still works but could be tweaked.
Shereen Marisol Meraji
Nov 7, 2012 If you're 65 and unemployed, you're more likely to be that way for a long time.
Nov 7, 2012 In many ways, the 2012 presidential election is a referendum on a number: the nation's unemployment rate of 7.9 percent. Reporters in Oklahoma City (unemployment around 5 percent) and San Bernardino, Calif., (unemployment pushing 12 percent) look behind the numbers.