Mar 13, 2013 Retail sales ticked up by 1.1 percent last month according to the Commerce Department. The growth was better than expected, despite higher gas prices and the payroll tax increase that went into effect at the beginning of the year.
Feb 14, 2013 A slew of GDP numbers out of Europe and Asia today paint a gory picture of the global economy.
Jan 25, 2013 Days after David Cameron announced a referendum on U.K. membership in the EU, figures out today revealed that Britain is at risk of slipping into its third recession in a row, leading to further uncertainty about the U.K.'s future.
Nov 29, 2012 Consumer confidence at a five-year high according to new data this week. But what exactly makes us so confident?
Nov 16, 2012 California's debt is shrinking, for now, thanks to voters who approved a tax hike and a growing economy.
Nov 15, 2012 Europe has officially slipped back into recession. Growth in Germany -- widely considered to have a relatively healthy economy -- has slowed as well.
Oct 22, 2012 Japanese exports fell 10.3 percent in September raising fears of a slide into recession.
Oct 15, 2012 U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September with Americans spending more on cars, electronics and gas.
Oct 11, 2012 Republicans have been calling it the weakest recovery in U.S. history, but comparing recessions and recoveries has become incredibly controversial because, as in the case of much of economics, it all depends.