US housing starts fell below 500,000 for the first time in 50 years of recordkeeping.
Tax cuts for workers will show up by May or June – but will total only about $13 a week.
A recession-driven slump in auto sales makes it tougher for the Big Three to craft their restructuring plans.
Nationalizing troubled banks may end the credit crisis sooner, some experts argue. Others cite huge risks.
Americans plan to spend about 20 percent less on Valentine’s Day than in 2008.
Americans need a lift. A big spending package may provide at least a little one, pollsters say.
They tried to reassure Congress and regain the trust of an angry public on Wednesday.
US lawmakers argue over how to balance the benefits of electronic medical records with privacy needs.
The Obama administration hopes federal dollars will serve as the catalyst to generate $1.5 trillion in private-sector investments.
This week’s Senate vote on the economic stimulus package could set the pattern in Congress.