| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:17 PM
For all the mixed messages from the Fed and the uncertainty that has roiled financial markets recently, one thing looks very clear: The era of declining interest rates is over.
After three decades in which borrowing costs for Americans have pretty...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Lexus, Porsche, Toyota and Lincoln had the best records in the 2013 J.D Power and Associates vehicle dependability study.
In good news for car owners, the study found that overall, cars are becoming more reliable. Other top scorers included Buick,...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Consumer sentiment rebounded solidly early in February after a disappointing showing the previous two months, according to a survey released Friday.
The monthly Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index rose to 76.3, up from 73.8...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry.
Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Venture capital funding shriveled for the first time in three years in 2012, with investors funneling $26.5 billion to companies over 3,698 deals, according to a new report.
That’s a 10% drop in dollars and a 6% slide in deal volume, according...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Auto sales rose in May, helped by stronger consumer confidence and a rebound in home sales and construction.
General Motors Co., the nation’s largest automaker, said its U.S. sales rose 3.1% in May to 252,894 vehicles compared with the same...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than five years as optimism increased about the state of the economy and its prospects for the rest of the year, according to a closely watched private barometer released...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Memorial Day unofficially launches thousands of summer vacations, but about a quarter of all Americans will not be paid while they soak up some rest and relaxation.
A recent study said the United States is the only advanced economy that does not require...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Beleaguered retailer J.C. Penney, struggling to boost slumping sales and tanking traffic through an intense revamp, said in its annual report that the turnaround “may take longer than expected” and that the results “may be materially...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Home prices are soaring at a pace not seen since the housing boom, giving a much-needed boost to the larger economy.
The rebound is helping homeowners recover losses from the crash and giving them confidence to spend. And that's raising the fortunes...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Mom still gets lavished with more expensive gifts, but this year, Dad is catching up on affection with expected Father’s Day spending rising 2.1%.
Sales for the holiday on June 16 will reach $13.2 billion from $12.9 billion in 2012, as the...