| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Retailers this season won’t hire more holiday workers than they did last year, when the number of temporary workers brought onboard reached a 12-year high, according to a new forecast.
Instead, the Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. consultancy...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The stock market has maintained its smooth upward pace since the government shutdown ended in mid-October.
Perhaps too smooth.
The record-breaking run that continued Friday is unnerving some on Wall Street who worry that stock prices are getting ahead...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:23 AM
WASHINGTON -- A leading barometer of consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level this year as the partial federal government shutdown led to fears the economic recovery would slow down.
The consumer sentiment index from the University...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level since April amid rising interest rates and sluggish job creation.
The preliminary September consumer sentiment reading Friday from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- It’s a battle between one of the nation’s largest newspapers and what is suspected to be a group of hackers supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, and for the moment at least, the hackers appear to be winning.
The New York...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:40 PM
California's economy sent out mixed signals in July: The unemployment rate inched up, but employers still added 38,100 jobs, one of the biggest gains for the state since the recession officially ended in February 2010.
The jobless rate ticked up to 8.7%...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Retail sales for July missed expectations as discounters and teen apparel stores struggled, causing Wall Street to fret about the fate of back-to-school shopping.
A monthly gauge of same-store sales from Thomson Reuters found 4.2% growth from a year...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence dropped this month from a more than five-year high, but still remains well above levels of a year ago, the Conference Board said Tuesday.
The group's index decreased to 80.3 in July from an upwardly revised 82.1 in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:59 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans are more optimistic about the economy than at any time since the Great Recession as rising home and stock prices boosted consumer confidence this month to a six-year high.
The consumer sentiment index from the University of...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Apple Inc. reported solid fiscal third-quarter earnings Tuesday, with profit and revenue that beat expectations, and said it set a new June quarter record for number of iPhones sold.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech company posted profit of $6.9 billion,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Apple Inc. reports its third-quarter financial results after the markets close Tuesday, and expectations for the tech giant aren't high.
A prolonged product drought has dampened the fervor that had surrounded the company over the last few years, with...