Payrolls went up 80,000 in October, which is below the average of the past year. Private sector jobs went up, while public sector jobs went down.
The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and tea party rallies are the latest of more than 200 years of economic protest that have brought down governments and changed the course of nations. The most far-reaching ones aren't always the biggest or even successful initially (one of our Top 10 started with a confiscated vegetable cart). Sometimes it's hard to tell if they're more about politics or economics. Here is our list of 10 of the world's most important economic protests. Let us know your picks in the comment section.
Greece nixed the idea of holding a vote on European austerity measures. At the heart of the problem is that a lot of the debt really cannot be paid.
Almost all proposed Republican tax plans would cut back or eliminate refundable tax credits. But those credits provide significant help to low- and middle-income families.
The US added 80,000 new jobs last month, a positive step, but not enough to provide jobs to trim the ranks of the unemployed.
Only when Groupon sells a meaningful amount of stock will we find out what's the company is really worth. No matter how it's priced on paper, a stock is only worth what people are actually willing to pay for it.
In October, “total unemployment” declined to 16.2 percent, while the traditionally reported unemployment rate went flat at 9 percent
Until we reverse the trend toward inequality, the economy can’t be revived
The latest release of the Fannie Mae indicated that total serious single family delinquency declined slightly while still remaining at distressed levels.
For a year now, China's quarterly growth has been decelerating. Is double-digit growth a thing of the past for the world's second-biggest economy?
Shrewd, secure investments in the form of bank CD ladders or treasury bonds are great ways to set yourself up for long-term living
Between late 2008 and early 2009, David Yen Lee, a chemist with Valspar Corp., used his company's computer network to download 160 secret formulas for coatings and paints onto portable storage devices, according to a new report by the US Office of the National Counter Intelligence Director. Mr. Lee had planned to join a Chinese paint company in Shanghai and take the formulas (worth $20 million) with him. Instead, he was caught and is now serving 15 months in prison for theft of trade secrets. China, Russia and other nations are anxious to get – or steal – many proprietary US technologies. Here are seven at the top of their wish lists, the report says:
Bernanke may get criticism for announcing a worse jobs forecast than previously predicted without providing any solutions, but that doesn't make him wrong