US Economy


The worry is that if the Federal Reserve waits too long, it could be forced into having to raise rates aggressively in order to slow the economy.


Economist Anthony Chan says productivity will improve in 2017 and so will the labor force and perhaps even earnings.


Companies in September created jobs at the slowest pace in six months as the labor market showed further signs of tightening.


The biggest buyers of U.S. Treasurys have turned fickle on U.S. debt, just when they may be needed most.


Stocks tend to slide in the 38th week of a year. Will they do so in 2016?


U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Friday as traders digested the release of key inflation data.


U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Friday morning as traders eyed comments from a series of Fed speakers.


If the transportation industry is any indicator — and it usually is — then the economy could be on the brink of a downturn.


Job openings increased in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Wednesday.


A measure of consumers’ attitudes was slightly lower this month, according to new data.


Economists believe the market is underestimating the odds of a 2016 rate hike, but investors have been burned by mixed signals, Drew Matus says.


While 2016’s anemic growth level isn’t an automatic disqualifier for an interest rate increase, the bar just got a little higher.


With the collapse in crude prices, lower oil revenues are hitting Alaska hard. Roughly 90 percent of the state government and one-third of all state jobs comes from oil money.


With the nation’s political future still uncertain, vacation homebuyers are leery of the economy to put money down on a discretionary purchase.


An analysis of the GDP reports suggests errors that should give investors, business executives and policymakers pause in relying on the data.