Treasury bond market could be subject to Federal Reserve 'twist' – selling short-term securities to buy long-term ones. The treasury bond market move could lower mortgage rates – or stoke inflation.
Gov. Rick Perry appeared in New York Tuesday with representatives of a bloc that Republicans have been wooing: the Jewish vote. That vote could be a big factor in the 2012 presidential election.
'Buffett tax': $3 trillion in deficit savings must come, at least in part, from raising taxes on the rich, President Obama said Monday. He ripped the GOP for calling his proposal 'class warfare.'
Why progressive ideas like wage increases and medicare won't be mentioned during presidential debates
The Obama administration's recent record on environmental issues is uninspired, critics say. But the president faces more immediate problems with the economy and record-high unemployment.
The dueling job-creation plans that President Obama and GOP figures have rolled out are feeding into a broader debate about what role the US government should play in the economy.
Gov. Rick Perry's inflammatory language on Social Security doesn't sit well with independents, though it's a wash for Republican voters, a new Gallup poll shows.
Even with high unemployment and a sluggish economy, it still matters whom the Republican Party nominates to face Obama. For now, Romney appears likely to be a tougher foe than Perry.