Super Bowl commercials are hot properties, but eating and watching sports – the two main Super Bowl activities – can reduce viewers' susceptibility to advertising, according to studies. So are companies shelling out millions for Super Bowl airtime really getting their money's worth?
New home sales surged 11.6 percent last month to an annualized pace of 481,000, and consumer confidence blew past expectations in January, according to Tuesday reports. After a lackluster 2014, signs are mounting that 2015 could be a year of huge improvement for the housing market.
Existing home sales rose 2.4 percent in December, but the share of first-time homebuyers remained worryingly low. Even as sales rise, constraints on affordability could prompt fundamental changes in the housing market as a whole.
McDonald's workers from three Virginia restaurants filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging wrongful firings based on race, sexual harassment, and discriminatory treatment by the company’s restaurant owners. But can McDonald's be held responsible?
Red Velvet Oreos will debut for a limited run next month to coincide with the Valentine's Day season. Oreo has a history of tinkering with its classic recipe, but a red velvet variety has potential to be a huge hit.
The consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.4 percent last month, its biggest slide since 2008, thanks largely to falling gas prices. But with the dollar strengthening, wages rising, and gas prices projected to fall even more, experts say this may be the start of a much larger swoon in consumer prices.
Small business optimism rose to an eight-year high in December, according to the NFIB's monthly index. and US job openings have hit their highest number since 2001. Small businesses reported plans to hire more, spend more, and boost wages.
The US job market has improved, but some parts of the country are much, much better than others for prospective job seekers, according to a new study. Texas cities dominate the list of the best US cities for job seekers in 2015, but a university town in the Midwest came out on top.
The US economy added 252,000 jobs in December, ticking the unemployment rate down to 5.6 percent – the lowest since 2008. But it wasn't all good news for US workers, as wage growth and labor force participation took a step back. Is 2015 the year the job market finally gets to full strength?
What will the US economy do in 2015? Here are economists' best guesses on the job market, stocks, housing, and more in the New Year.
The wealth gap between upper and middle income US families is now at its widest point in at least 30 years, according to a Pew study released Wednesday. Rich Americans have begun to regain the wealth lost during the Great Recession, while lower and middle income families lag behind.
Retail sales rose 0.7 percent in November – their biggest monthly gain in eight months despite a relatively weak Black Friday weekend. Cheap gas prices and higher wages helped fuel the November retail sales growth.