Retail sales in the US fell an unexpected 0.8 percent in January, despite a surging job market and much lower costs for consumers. Experts say Americans may be using that extra cash to save or pay down debt, but retail sales should bounce back in the coming months.
The US economy added a surprising 257,000 jobs in January, but the unemployment rate increased 5.7 percent. The unemployment rate increase is good news, because it means more Americans are upbeat about their job prospects and beginning to look for work.
Chipotle wants to add thousands more stores in the US, and many could be 'mini Chipotles' – much smaller establishments that focus primarily on takeout. If Chipotle goes small, other chains may soon follow.
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.