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.
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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.
U.S. consumer spending held up in the latest retail figures, climbing 0.5 percent in December, despite confidence resting on shaky ground.
Once again, Republicans and the White House are drawing lines in the sand concerning the next budget debate in Washington.
Bad news: The U.S. Treasury Department said it would not mint a trillion-dollar coin to keep the government from overspending its limit.
In the mid 1980s in a one-horse town in upstate New York, the government, with good reasoning, decided to build an addition to the Interstate highways system.
The agency Sen. Elizabeth Warren is credited with dreaming up is about to redefine the mortgage game.