Topic: U.S. Department of Commerce
Surveys show that more consumers want to get a jump on Black Friday and shop on Thanksgiving Day. With retailers desperate to boost sales, an increasing number are staying open.
11/24/2010 02:10 pm
New homes: Sales tumbled in October while the median home price dropped to the lowest point in seven years.
11/24/2010 01:56 pm
The recession meant fewer Americans went abroad to study last year, and some countries sent fewer students to US colleges. But the number of Chinese students in the US increased by 30 percent.
11/15/2010 02:42 pm
Amid hearings on the cause of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, government scientists, academics, and those most affected by the Gulf oil spill are at odds over the extent of its effects.
11/09/2010 01:57 pm
Broadband service saw usage expand sevenfold this decade, but key minorities didn't catch up.
11/08/2010 02:20 pm
Construction spending in September recovers a little after hitting a 10-year low.
11/02/2010 11:25 am
The US economy grew 2 percent in the third quarter, the Commerce Department reports. But imports limited the benefit to the GDP from increased consumer and business spending.
10/29/2010 06:05 pm
Currency market adjustments are a major focus of Friday's G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers.
10/22/2010 08:46 am
A falling dollar creates cheaper exports, driving up manufacturing jobs, right? Actually, a weak dollar policy invites currency wars, where everyone loses, plus it makes imports cost more.
10/05/2010 10:15 am
Congress is considering legislation that would punish China for devaluing its currency, a policy the Obama administration regards as hindering US jobs growth. But some say protectionism is even more costly.
10/04/2010 03:27 pm