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.
Heidi N. Moore
Jun 7, 2012 'Fiscal cliff' has been a key phrase being bandied about in economic talks. And with automatic spending cuts set to kick off at the beginning of 2013, the country may be ready to jump.
May 24, 2012 The Los Angeles City Council has voted to phase out plastic bags at the checkout with a ten cent tax. Other cities around the country have enacted similar measures, but Los Angeles is the largest U.S. city to do so.