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Nobody likes spending cuts but the champion of that attitude is clearly President Barack Obama, who seems to have a very clear pain-avoidance agenda.
The Federal Reserve revealed Wednesday that its policy-setting Open Market Committee was divided over the issue of asset purchases, sending stock lower.
The sequester debate in Washington shows lawmakers have not changed playgrounds, they have just changed the sport along with the changing seasons.
The answer to the U.S. economic morass lies under our feet, literally, some would say.
The merger that would create the world's largest airline was announced with handshakes, broad smiles and mutual admiration.
The European recession is deeper and more entrenched than many believed, the continent's primary data agency said Thursday.
Can a U.S. economic recovery afford compassion? The president's contention is that it can.
A nomination hearing for Jack Lew, a former Citigroup manager, to serve as U.S. treasury secretary would seem to offer a unique perspective on bank bailouts.
The question for Wall Street this week is how far ahead are stocks and when is the correction going to come?
The Congressional Budget Office said this week new policies would pinch spending among the rich and the poor.
Once you name the problem, you are half way home and the problem is getting the U.S. economy going without using any stimulus dollars to do it.
The Congressional Budget Office said the U.S. deficit had dropped considerably since 2009, but it will rise by the end of the decade.
Suing Standard and Poor's isn't a good idea for the Justice Department.
Asking how Tim Geithner did as the U.S. treasury secretary, one week after he has stepped down, is a question of tone and detail.
All three major U.S. stock boards were down for the week as of Thursday's close but not so far down a fifth week of gains was out of reach.
Well, there's a slap in the face. After a wave of positive economic data, the U.S. Commerce Department said the economy put on the brakes in the fourth quarter.
There are few surprises in a congressional report on U.S. firms shifting profits to tax havens, except for the release date.
As foreseen, the U.S. housing market is turning itself around in what might be called an organic economic recovery.
Durable goods orders rose in December, equities look poised for an upbeat day in New York and benchmark Treasury bond yields rose above 2 percent early Monday.
Are Walmart greeters role models?
Last year was a very costly year in terms of regulations, a think-tank's study found.
Some economists say it seems very quiet in Europe these days -- too quiet, perhaps.
Google "debt ceiling crisis" and the first article to pop up is one on how to profit from a continued stalemate in Washington.
What is need now is for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to reach into his metaphor file and come up with something scarier than "fiscal cliff."
There are signs that the housing industry is improving and that much of the foreclosure debacle of 2010 is receding into the history books.
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