Economics

While incomes surged in December, that extra cash didn’t translate into strong consumer spending. Steve Liesman explains.

The US economy registered stronger-than-forecast growth in the fourth quarter. Steve Liesman has more on what we can expect going forward.

Steve Liesman outlines the factors that have investors worried that the global economy is slowing

The unemployment rate has been a perfect forecaster of recession, and it appears to be edging closer to triggering that signal.

Steven Mnuchin lauds the president’s economic policies and jabs at what he sees as worrying socialist trends among lawmakers on the left.

Frank Holland explains why the number of big rigs on the road can serve as a bellwether of the state of the economy.

Ylan Mui reports that as talks to end the government shutdown stall, Wall Street economists are shaving their growth forecasts.

Shares of Harley-Davidson plunged Monday after the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer said it will begin shifting some production overseas to offset the impact of retaliatory EU tariffs on certain U.S. goods. The statement is one of the first by a major U.S. company that implies the recently announced tit-for-tat tariffs will force it overseas, and counters the …

The first head-to-head presidential debate highlighted the stark divide between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Democrat Jared Bernstein says.

But senior Trump economic advisor David Malpass argues that supply-side economics brings faster growth.

CNBC asked leading economists Alan Krueger and Ed Lazear to weigh in on President Obama’s record on jobs. Check out their arguments.

The number of states that require high school students to complete a course in economics has dropped over the last two years, and mandates for personal finance education in the upper grades remain stagnant, a new survey shows.

From major cities like Los Angeles to big businesses like McDonald’s, 2015 saw momentum for lifting pay above the federal level of $7.25 an hour. Effective Thursday and New Year’s Day, 14 states will implement higher minimum wages through legislative action or automatic cost-of-living increases. Now wage advocates are focused on 2016, as several states …

The drumbeat of disappointment is continuing for the U.S. economy, with the latest numbers showing the third quarter looking a lot like the first quarter.

Productivity must improve if the U.S. recovery and the six-year bull market is going to continue, Wells Capital Management’s Jim Paulsen said Friday. “Most post-war bull markets have been associated with better-than-average productivity growth. This has not been one of those,” Wells’ chief investment strategist said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “If we don’t get that, …