Thursday, September 18, 2014
U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.
Financial markets are awaiting the end of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.
Despite sitting atop the world's largest oil reserves, Venezuela's government is facing mounting concerns about its solvency, prompting a downgrade that has added to Latin America's recent economic bad news.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Income inequality is taking a toll on U.S. state governments.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The Federal Reserve is expected to maintain its slow march toward a normal monetary stance in its policy meeting Tuesday and Wednesday.
European finance ministers agreed Saturday on the necessity of leveraging private investments with urgent structural reforms to relaunch the continent's moribund economy.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending.
The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
As U.S. sales of cars and trucks have grown this year, so has the late-payment rate on auto loans.
The Federal Reserve is pushing the biggest U.S. banks to shrink so that they're less of a risk to the financial system.