The US barely generated any private sector jobs in May. Is the $787 billion economic stimulus not big enough, or is it not working at all?
The consumer pause in May came after seven months of gains in retail sales. There's some concern about a 'double dip' recession, but most forecasters see the economy recovering at a slow pace.
Combining its push for clean energy and new jobs, the White House backs $5.4 billion in new tax credits intended to create tens of thousands of new manufacturing jobs.
New GDP figures released Tuesday suggest that the US economy is growing more slowly than initially thought. Obama warns that loss of confidence could lead to a 'double-dip' recession.
Big discounts await shoppers during Black Friday sales the day after Thanksgiving. But later in the season, price cuts are unlikely to be as deep as they were last year.
With the economy still in rough shape, calls mount for extra infusions of federal money. But critics say the first stimulus hasn't created the jobs it was supposed to.
For the first time since the 1930s, households are paying less in personal taxes than state and federal governments are paying out through transfer programs like Social Security.
Mobile, open-air movie theaters pop up across the country.
The vice president said Thursday that the $787 billion recovery act helped save the US from a depression. He's partially right, experts say. But the rising federal deficit is worrying.
The old model of Americans consumers buying up Chinese goods isn't working. Where the relationship goes from here could effect the pace of a global recovery.