Sep 13, 2012 The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last month -- the biggest jump in three years.
Heidi N. Moore
Aug 14, 2012 Retail sales in the U.S. jumped by almost a percent last month. That was the first uptick in four months, as consumers spent their money on everything from cars to electronics.
Aug 13, 2012 Oil prices have jumped to a three month high in overseas trading. Brent Crude is at $114 a barrel this morning, despite forecasts that say global oil demand will be lower than first expected.
Sep 4, 2012 Charging less than a dime per gallon, Venezuela sells cheapest gas on the planet. Norway has some of the highest fuel prices in the world.
Aug 1, 2012 What, as a consumer, annoys you most? A survey of the top ten consumer complaints from the Consumer Federation of America hopes to shine some light.
Jul 30, 2012 As companies miss their sales targets, more are citing weak consumer confidence as the reason for lower expected profits this year.
Jul 18, 2012 It wasn't long ago that many thought India's growth rates could surpass those of its long-time rival, China. But China retains the upper hand in that relationship, thanks in part to its exports.
Jul 16, 2012 Reports from the Commerce Department show that retail sales are down for the third straight month. They slipped a half percent in June.
Jun 13, 2012 What should investors -- especially those in their 50s and 60s -- do with their already diminished retirement savings?