By Associated Press | 11/25/13 08:53 AM
Despite signs that the economy is improving, big store chains like Wal-Mart and Kohl's don't expect Americans to have much holiday shopping cheer unless they see bold, red signs that offer huge discounts.
By Jonathan Fahey | 11/25/13 08:22 AM
NEW YORK — Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not loosen sanctions on Iran's oil exports.
11/23/13 06:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. economy is improving even if its progress has been overshadowed by political gridlock and the messy rollout of his health care law. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama is seeking to shift the focus away from negative...
11/22/13 01:27 PM
(www.thestreet.com) The merger of US Airways and American likely will mean that one of two flight attendant unions must go, and the American union is twice as big as the US Airways union.
By Nicole Gelinas | 11/22/13 09:05 AM
In July 2010, four months after President Obama signed his universal health care act into law, he enacted his other signature achievement, the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Although it hasn't gotten as much attention, Dodd-Frank is as flawed in its own way as Obamacare, with a similar...
11/22/13 08:57 AM
(dealbook.nytimes.com) A tax proposal released on Thursday by the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, addresses a topic that tends to make my students’ eyes glaze over: cost recovery.
11/22/13 06:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to draw contrasts with Republicans, the White House is pushing its economic agenda as it attempts to give Democrats something to talk about other than the troubled health care rollout. The White House is deploying Vice President Joe Biden and Cabinet members across the...
By Charlie Spiering | 11/21/13 03:54 PM
White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced Thursday that President Obama would travel to California next week for a speech about the economy at DreamWorks Animation. "The American motion pictures and television industry is a growing industry and continues to create thousands of...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/21/13 11:17 AM
Janet Yellen cleared a key hurdle to becoming the next chairman of the Federal Reserve on Thursday morning, receiving approval from the Senate Banking Committee. But Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voted no, possibly complicating Yellen's bid for confirmation in the full Senate, which is...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 11/21/13 09:39 AM
WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000 last week, the lowest since late September and further evidence of an improving job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average fell...
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