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.
Oct 2, 2012 This morning the National Retail Federation predicted modest growth for holiday shopping this year -- up about four percent -- and automakers are expecting another strong month of sales.
Sep 27, 2012 While consumer confidence may be higher, business executives are less bullish
Sep 25, 2012 Today, the latest Case-Shiller Home Price index was released. It looks at housing prices in the 20 biggest metropolitan areas of the country. Consumers are also upbeat: consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since February.