A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build homes and a better job market. Read more »
Solid hiring helped push down unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show job markets are improving in most areas of the country. Read more »
President Barack Obama is leaving behind scandal-focused Washington to focus on the country's slowly improving jobs picture. Read more »
Dozens of tea party groups and other conservative organizations of the kind subjected to improper scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service operated with small budgets and rarely displayed overt... Read more »
Cyprus may presell the country's offshore natural gas reserves to raise cash quickly and pull it out of its deep financial crisis, the country's finance minister said Thursday. Read more »
A plunge in the cost of gas drove down a measure of U.S. consumer prices last month by the most since December 2008. Excluding the drop in fuel costs, prices were largely unchanged. Read more »
Their project might not sound like much: The college students on Wednesday launched a tiny model of a satellite the size of a Coke can on a big yellow balloon. It went aloft to a height of 165... Read more »
The stock market continued its climb Wednesday, despite a handful of disappointing economic reports. Read more »
Scientists have recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes. Read more »
A report of slowing manufacturing is getting the stock market off to weak start Wednesday. Read more »
Macy's Inc. reported a 20 percent increase in first-quarter profit as the department store chain saw solid sales despite cool temperatures and economic worries that dampened shoppers' appetite for... Read more »
Fields tells clients that registering to do business with the federal government is like getting a driver’s license. Read more »
The Bank of England predicted a modest and sustained economic recovery for Britain on Wednesday, but tempered hope that the worst might be over with predictions that inflation will remain above its... Read more »
The surge in oil production in the U.S. and Canada and shrinking oil consumption in the developed world is transforming the global oil market. Read more »
The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV... Read more »
U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year — the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago. Read more »
The budget deficit for the current year is projected to come in well below what was estimated just a few months ago, according to a government study released Tuesday. Read more »
The chilling mix of rain, sleet and wind last week may have felt like a metaphor for the local college students scurrying across campus. Read more »
Turns out that cutting was the easy part. Now Republicans who control a majority of the state capitols in the United States face a far greater philosophical dilemma — what to do with all the... Read more »
Japan's stock market once again outperformed on Monday after officials from the world's leading industrial economies refused to criticize the Bank of Japan's super-easy monetary policy and the... Read more »
When the price of gold plunged $200 last month, many people thought they caught the sound of the gold bubble popping. Read more »
Germany's finance minister has called for caution as the European Union draws up plans to wind up failing banks, suggesting that the 27-country group risks losing credibility if it tries to set up... Read more »
Cancer patients could face high costs for medications under President Barack Obama's health care law, industry analysts and advocates warn. Read more »
Americans increased their spending in April at retail businesses, buying more cars and clothes while paying less for gas. The rebound from a weak March suggests consumers may help boost economic... Read more »
Every time Los Angeles exhales, odd-looking gadgets anchored in the mountains above the city trace the invisible puffs of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases that waft skyward. Read more »
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