Moody's France rating could be put on notice because of weak growth. After warning from Moody's, France Finance Minister Baroin said 2012 growth could be lower than estimated.
College grads have to pay back ever bigger student loans. But job opportunities are slim. Is US competitiveness at stake?
Starbucks asks customers to donate money to 'Jobs for USA' campaign. Starting Nov. 1, Starbucks program would fund loans to small firms, community groups that create jobs.
Stock market woes continue as Greece admits it won't meet deficit targets. European stocks fall, along with US stock market futures.
Unemployment benefits: Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, though some of that was due to technical factors. And the economy grew slightly more in the April-June quarter than previously estimated.
Economists from 28 firms offered estimates about the jobs plan to Bloomberg News. They disagreed on how effective it would be – and the cost could be high.
Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson scored a rhetorical winner in a Republican debate Thursday by saying that his neighbor's dogs 'have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration.' But President Obama's latest jobs plan includes a call for more spending on roads and bridges, an idea that has at least some Republican support. Here's a look at the debate over infrastructure and the economy.
The Dow rose 37 points to close at 10771 after its biggest weekly drop since 2008
Dysfunctional politics, both in Washington and in Europe, is spooking markets worldwide. While perhaps not as dangerous as the economic dysfunction of 2008, it is still a concern.
Bank of America's woes are so large that it could take a page from the asbestos settlements trusts of more than a decade ago. Bank of America faces a raft of lawsuits claiming it knowingly sold them securities backed by shoddy home loans.