Industrial production rose 0.26 percent since November 2012 and rose 2.25 percent above the level seen in December 2011, according to the Federal Reserve.
Using an item until it's genuinely worn out is good for your wallet and the planet, Hamm writes.
Japan's latest attempt at fiscal stimulus is heavy on infrastructure spending and disaster preparedness, and includes $117 billion in central government spending, Harris writes.
Mortgage rates increased 2 basis point to 3.5 percent since last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, which tracks mortgage rates.
That the neocons hate Chuck Hagel is the best sign yet that he may be the right person for the job, Reich writes.
A budget deal is unlikely to happen because all the incentives—both political and economic—are completely wrong, Gleckman writes.
Current assessments of manufacturing activity declined slightly, according to the latest report from the Empire State Manufacturing Survey.
President Obama’s debt-ceiling strategy depends on there being enough willingness to cooperate left in the GOP, Reich writes.
Notes of optimism at Detroit auto show and stronger home sales and housing starts suggest recovery is gaining strength. But a return to normal will have to wait until 2014.
The Detroit auto show is full of the latest car ideas, including Honda's Urban SUV Concept, which the company says will create new value in the growing small-SUV segment. Honda debuted the new Urban SUV concept at the 2013 Detroit auto show.
Retail sales increased 0.5 percent from November 2012, but 4.7 percent on a year-over year basis.
Over 17 million investors with the three largest online brokerages – Schwab, E-trade, and TD Ameritrade – are paying more than $1.8 billion every year on trading fees and brokerage services that most of them don’t need, according to a recent NerdWallet study. Here are five brokerage secrets you should know before trading online:
Warren Buffett's head-and-shoulders above all other investors stature has only been cemented during this last five years, Brown writes.