| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Retailers' annual surge of holiday hiring will be more muted this year, according to a new forecast.
Stores and distribution centers are likely to add 665,800 workers to their head counts from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, consulting firm Challenger, Gray &...
| 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...
| 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
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Some brittle and warped, others as smooth and flat as the day they left the processing shop, the 35-millimeter negatives trickle in to Xiao Ma's dank recycling depot in north Beijing, collected by a network of trash pickers. Stuffed into old rice bags and...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped slightly this month amid increased concern about the outlook for the economic recovery.
The preliminary July consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters, released...