Aug 15, 2012 Our latest reporting on U.S. consumer confidence says it jumped up last month. But what does that mean where you live?
Aug 9, 2012 We've talked about the possible effects of the fiscal cliff on the economy, but there will be immediate and duplicate consequences for individuals too.
Aug 6, 2012 Lawmakers have left Washington for the August recess without taking action on the so-called fiscal cliff. Businesses and investors are trying to prepare as best they can, but what can the rest of us do?
Aug 6, 2012 Former Republican staff member Mike Lofgren explains how money has taken over the political system in America and what we can do about it.
Jul 9, 2012 Today the aluminum company Alcoa kicks off America's quarterly corporate earnings season. Markets are bracing for disappointing numbers which may last through the Summer and Fall.
Jul 5, 2012 Amidst glimpses of positive economic indicators, dismal consumer confidence continues as retail sales figures are down for chain stores in June.
Jun 29, 2012 Lawmakers in Washington are poised today to approve a bill that provides billions for transportation projects and lowers student loan interest rates.
Jul 1, 2012 A decision is expected from the Supreme Court on President Obama's health care overhaul, which is sure to have big economic implications however it is decided -- but there are some other high stakes battles going on.
Jun 8, 2012 Like the rest of us, companies are still uncertain of the economic future. But spending and investing could help to push the economy forward.