Apr 5, 2012 This morning, the job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that the number of planned layoffs dropped last month to a 10-month low -- a good sign as we await unemployment numbers from the government tomorrow.
Apr 4, 2012 At the Federal Reserve's latest meeting, only two of 10 voting committee members support additional stimulus. The Fed inspector general, meanwhile, released a report that Fed money didn't contribute to the Watergate burglary, or to Saddam Hussein and Iraq getting weapons in the 1980s.
Apr 4, 2012 The payroll processing company ADP said the U.S. private sector added 209,000 jobs last month, a sign that job growth has yet to be affected by high gas prices. The seeming recovery has also led the Fed to announce it will ease off with quantitative easing.
Mar 30, 2012 Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: Consumer consumption numbers are up again, and what's going on in Europe.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 27, 2012 Since quantitative easing took place in 2010, stock prices in the U.S. went up something like 28 percent, adding $3.5 trillion.
Mar 26, 2012 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says U.S. needs faster job growth before Fed changes monetary policy.
Mar 26, 2012 The Catholic church in Spain is trying to draw more members to its ranks by promising a "job for life," but that is problematic for a number of reasons.
Mar 23, 2012 Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The new memo that reveals Jon Corzine apparently authorized the transfer of customer funds, and the new World Bank nomination.
Apr 13, 2012 Workers in Detroit who've been laid off from traditional industry are finding new and unexpected opportunities in the caring professions.
Mar 19, 2012 More than a year after Ireland received a bailout, unemployment in the country has risen to more than 14 percent, and nearly 1,500 people leave the Emerald Isle every week to look for work.