U.S. economy

President Barack Obama carries a infant in his arms while greeting members of the audience after speaking at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Ind., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

‘Myth-busting’ Obama tries to debunk GOP on the economy

ELKHART, Ind. — President Barack Obama went on a "myth-busting" mission Wednesday…

 

U.S. stock indexes struggled to a mixed close Tuesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil, overcoming gains in utilities and phone companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US stocks struggle as energy companies fall with oil prices

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes struggled to a mixed close Tuesday…

 

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Fed raises its key interest rate from record low near zero

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows…

 

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Why some trends sapping US growth may persist, others won't

The U.S. economy nearly stopped growing in the January-March quarter, squeezed by…

AP Photo/Gene J. PuskarIn this March 31
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US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

WASHINGTON -- Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering…

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US job market recovers losses yet appears weaker

The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great…

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US employers add 217K jobs; rate stays at 6.3 pct.

U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a…

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Fed survey: Economy showing improvement across US

A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past…

AP Photo/Susan WalshFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during her first news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington

Yellen: Job market needs low rates 'for some time'

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear Monday that she thinks the…

AP Photo/Susan WalshFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during her first news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington

Yellen: Fed monitoring recent weaker economic data

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted Thursday that some recent economic data…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington