January 2011 Headlines
Statistics show Americans are beginning to spend again as consumer spending rose in December, giving a boost to the nation's weak economy.
Despite powerhouse countries like China, the U.S. is still the No. 1 manufacturing country in the world.
An optimistic Chrysler narrowed its net loss significantly in the fourth quarter from a year ago and forecast a net profit for 2011 as it continued a comeback from bankruptcy protection.
Foreign tourists and Egyptians flocked to Cairo's main airport on Saturday, scrambling to find flights out of the country as days of often violent protests showed few signs of abating.
Despite encouraging signs of economic growth, concerns are growing over the threat of a national debt crisis.
Millions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
As the U.S. economy struggles to regain its footing, projections are getting worse for America's Social Security crisis.
The new proposals in Obama's State of the Union speech will actually increase the federal budget, according to the National Taxpayers Union Foundation.
Drugstore chains like CVS and Walgreens have jumped into the grocery market by selling everything from fresh produce to sushi.
Toyota recalled nearly 1.7 million cars worldwide Wednesday for fuel leaks, the latest in a ballooning number of quality problems that could add another dent to its tarnished reputation in the crucial U.S. market.
Home prices are falling across most of America's largest cities, and average prices in eight major markets have hit their lowest point since the housing bust.
Financial experts say America's economic recovery is gaining traction.
Bank of America on Friday reported a loss of $1.6 billion in the fourth quarter after its costs related to soured home loans increased.
Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that hiring will pick up this year.
Analysts say the higher gas prices have caused Americans to cut back in other areas in their lives, including eating and entertainment venues.
Builders began work last year on the second fewest number of homes in more than half a century, as the weak economy kept people from buying houses.
If 2011 is hinting at a national recovery, there is little sign of it in statehouses across the country.
The United States just passed a dubious milestone: Government debt surged to an all-time high, topping $14 trillion.
Consumer prices rose last month as the cost of gas increased by the largest amount since June 2009.
Banks repossessed an estimated 1 million homes in 2010, the worst year since the mortgage crisis began in four years ago.
Housing prices across the U.S. have continued to decline and are expected to go lower, according to a housing report released Tuesday.
President Barack Obama is trying to keep optimism about the economy alive, and has assembled a new economic team to help.
More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, but not enough to reverse a downward trend that suggests employers will accelerate hiring in the coming months.
Faith Birol, the agency's chief economist told the Financial Times that sooner or later, oil will simply cost too much and hurt the world's biggest economies.
The national debt hit another milestone, crossing $14 trillion on the last day of 2010.
If you itemize your federal income taxes, you will have to wait a little while before you can file.
The price of oil rose above $92 on Monday and some analysts are predicting it will keep climbing. Such a spike could drive gas prices up to $4 a gallon or even higher.