December 2009 Headlines
President Barack Obama will address America's huge unemployment problem in a speech to Congress Tuesday.
A new report shows home prices continue to see an uneven recovery for 2009.
Retailers had a merry Christmas in 2009. Holiday shoppers spent more this year than last year, according to data released Monday.
Shoppers returned to malls Saturday, rummaging through thinly stocked shelves hunting for deals, next year's Christmas gifts and, for most, gifts for themselves.
The government report raises hopes that the recovery from the nation's deep recession might be gaining momentum.
The economy grew at a 2.2 percent pace in the third quarter, as the recovery got off to a weaker start than previously thought.
One economist says that while the financial future may be hard to predict, it will ultimately be profitable over the long haul.
Massive spending by the Obama administration and corporate bailouts for companies have Americans questioning if the U.S. has outgrown capitalism.
In these tough economic times, a lot of parents have lost money in their children's college savings funds, and have to think twice about sending their teens to college.
Banking giant Citigroup is giving struggling home owners a temporary break for the holiday season.
General Motors Co. said Friday it will wind down Saab after talks to sell the brand to Dutch carmaker Spyker Cars collapsed.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's nomination to head the nation's central bank for another term was approved by the Senate Banking Committee Thursday in a 16-7 vote.
The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week.
The Christmas season is a joyful time when most people enjoy traveling. But in these tough economic times, it can be a little difficult without going into debt.
The big question is whether Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues will hint about when they will reverse course and start boosting rates.
Budget experts say the U.S. government will have to come up with a plan to get its ballooning debt under control or face a possible panic in financial markets.
A new survey shows Christmas shoppers are remaining cautious, even in the face of steep discounts.
Many suspect big business is often led by corporate fat cats only seeking to line their own pockets with billions. Author Michael Medved says those theories are wrong.
Bernanke is in the hot seat as he seeks another term as head of the Federal Reserve, which requires Senate approval.
The precious yellow metal took another big jump Wednesday crossing $1,218 an ounce in international trading.
Gold futures briefly crossed $1,200 an ounce in international trading on Tuesday.
With social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter great holiday bargains are now just a mouse click away.
From discounted Ipods to cheaper GPS systems, retail web sites offered big deals to cash in on the wave of shopping that kicked off on Black Friday.