October 2009 Headlines
A new government report shows that the nation's GDP grew by 3.5 percent in the third quarter, but polls show that Americans don't believe the recession is over.
A new Pew Charitable Trusts report shows that despite the threat of Congressional action, deceptive credit card practices are on the rise.
A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that 82 percent of Americans believe we are still in a recession, despite new numbers indicating economic growth.
Thursday's report shows that the gross domestic product grew by 3.5 percent in the third quarter -- the best in two years.
Sales of new homes dropped unexpectedly last month as the effects of a temporary tax credit for first-time owners started to wane.
A recent survey shows that more Americans plan to delay their retirement because of steep drops in their savings accounts.
The number of banks that have failed so far this year topped 100 on Friday - hitting 106 by the end of the day - the most in nearly two decades.
Home resales rose in September to the highest level in more than two years, beating expectations, as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.
For the first time, the Federal Reserve is suggesting that it keep an eye on the way banks pay their employees.
Labor Department figures show new jobless claims rose to 531,000 last week, which is up from 520,000 during the previous week.
Real estate forecasters say home prices will continue to drop next year.
The U.S. government's debt is growing so large, it's no longer just an embarrassment -- it's becoming a threat to one of history's greatest success stories: the American way of life.
One reason the price of oil is going up is because the value of the dollar is going down.
New numbers released Tuesday show home construction is on the rise, yet applications for building permits continue to decline.
As a portion of the economy, the budget deficit stood at 10 percent, the highest since World War II, according to government data released Friday.
Several months after President Barack Obama first proposed his $787 billion recovery plan, the economy is showing small signs of recovery.
Investors on Wall Street are breathing a sigh of relief after the Dow Jones Industrial average broke 10,000 Wednesday.
The number of households caught up in the foreclosure crisis rose more than 5 percent from summer to fall as a federal effort to assist struggling borrowers was overwhelmed by a flood of defaults among people who lost their jobs.
Consumers may be slowly regaining their appetite to shop, as the prices they encounter in stores remain low.
Wall Street is showing new signs of life, but is it time to take a fresh look at stocks?
Wall Street's recovery hit its biggest landmark yet, Wednesday, with the Dow closing well above the 10,000 mark.
China's government says it has nearly $2.3 trillion in foreign assets -- that's the largest in the world.
The House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday is taking up key elements of President Barack Obama's proposal for correcting the practices of financial institutions that caused last year's economic collapse.
As the U.S. dollar drops in worth on world markets, more investors and foreign governments are turning instead to gold.
International bankers and foreign governments warn that the U.S. government is printing too much money in order to finance its huge annual deficits.
The number of newly laid-off workers filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell to the lowest level since early January.
A new government report shows Americans can expect to pay $105 less to heat their homes this winter.
After parents cut back on clothes and accessories for children this past fall, the retail industry suspects they won't be any more generous by the holidays.
He says the growing number of Americans who have been out of work six months or longer is of particular concern because jobless workers lose skills over such a long period.
CBN News spoke with Washington Times Chief Economic Correspondent Patrice Hill about the latest financial numbers.
Ben Bernanke told Congress the central bank is "well suited" to oversee colossal financial companies whose failure could endanger the entire economy.