Economy

Black-Friday eve shopping is becoming a new American tradition with stores opening on Thanksgiving Day. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Early-Bird Shoppers Turn Out On Thanksgiving

Black-Friday eve shopping is becoming a new American tradition with stores opening on Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on the Canadian Parliament shooting after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben Stein: Obama ‘Is The Most Racist President There Has Ever Been’

Economist Ben Stein believes the White House is playing the race card in an effort to get African-Americans to vote against Republicans.

11/03/2014

Vice President Joe Biden shares his memories of former White House Press Secretary James Brady during his memorial service at the Newseum on Oct. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Biden: National Economy Doing Well In ‘Macroeconomic Sense’

Vice President Joe Biden urged Iron Range Democrats on Thursday to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, saying Republicans don’t understand the needs of the middle class.

10/24/2014

Ariel Jalali, CEO of Sensay offers President Barack Obama a job when he's out of office during a Q&A session with young entrepreneurs in Santa Monica. Mr. Obama asked if perks included a sushi bar. (Photo by Jay L. Clendenin-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Gets Job Offer In California

The president was talking to tech entrepreneurs in Santa Monica when Ariel Jalali offered him a job at his mobile app startup company.

10/09/2014

Committee Chairman Sen.Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks during a confirmation hearing for Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Mathews Burwell before the Senate Finance Committee on May 14, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: NSA Tech Spying Hurting US Economy

A leading Senate critic of online surveillance wants the government to stop widespread spying on phone calls, texts and emails, saying the “digital dragnet” doesn’t make the country safer, and only hurts the U.S. economy.

10/08/2014

File photo of job seekers. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.9 Percent As 248,000 Jobs Added In September

The U.S. economy generated 248,000 jobs in September, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent, its lowest level in six years.

10/03/2014

The current national average of $3.35 a gallon is a dime cheaper than it was this time last year. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Report: Gas Prices Heading Closer To $3-Per-Gallon In Much Of U.S.

Greater American production and less-than-expected global demand is driving oil prices downward, say industry analysts.

09/25/2014

An increase in the number of people employed year round drove the poverty rate from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, says the Census Bureau. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poverty Rate Drops For The First Time Since 2006

The Census Bureau found the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. White House credits job growth for decline.

09/16/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during Laborfest in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 1, 2014. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On Job Picture: ‘We’re On A Streak’

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

09/02/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during  Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park on Sept. 1, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wis. (credit: Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I’d Join A Union’

President Barack Obama says he’ll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no for an answer.

09/01/2014

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