Oct 15, 2012 U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September with Americans spending more on cars, electronics and gas.
Oct 12, 2012 With the Federal Reserve's interest rate near zero and the recovery still slow, some economists are speculating on what you might call a "nuclear option".
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 9, 2012 Hundreds of thousands of well-paid jobs in manufacturing are left empty because many people lack the skills to fill positions as machinists or welders.
Oct 3, 2012 The world's No. 2 computer maker Lenovo will hire 115 people to build computer servers, laptops and tablets in Whitsett, N.C., near its North American headquarters.
Oct 2, 2012 Young viewers might watch the CW channel during the presidential debates, but they'll still keep up with politics via social media.
Oct 1, 2012 September manufacturing wilted in Europe -- and a new unemployment report by the EU shows lots of young people were out of work in August. But European stock markets had a strong day. What gives?
Kate Archer Kent
Sep 28, 2012 Dozens of shuttered GM plants across the country are for sale, and a recent uptick in manufacturing means there are many interested buyers.
Sep 27, 2012 The Obama Administration hopes to put $1 billion towards the future of manufacturing, with an emphasis on areas like 3D printing -- which is gaining more traction in the medical industry.
Sep 21, 2012 What we can learn from American history about the presidential candidates' plans for the middle class.