August 2011 Headlines
Businessmen like Jay Graves are not just making sure their bottom line is in check. They're also focused on the "double bottom line," and it's really paying off.
As much as $60 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds have gone to waste in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade.
Fewer Americans believe the economy will turn around in the near future, according to the Conference Board Consumer Research Center.
The drought that has plagued Texas and the southern plain states could soon affect the rest of the country in the grocery store aisle.
The Commerce Department announced Monday that consumer spending grew 0.8 percent in July -- news that will likely help ease fears of another recession.
The high price of gold isn't stopping people in China from buying more of the precious metal.
European and U.S. stocks fell on Friday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered no new steps to stimulate the country's economy.
Low interest rates haven't been enough to revive the weak housing industry with unemployment still high and fears of another recession.
The increase puts the number of jobless aid applications at a seasonally adjusted 417,000, the highest level in five weeks.
Tim Cook has been tapped to become chief executive officer of Apple Inc. after company co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as head of the tech giant.
The federal government says the U.S. will have another huge budget deficit this year.
A new poll shows that Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the economy and are losing confidence in President Obama's ability to handle economic problems.
New home sales fell for the third straight month in July, another sign that the housing industry remains weak and is hurting the economy
Summer vacation is coming to an end for most kids, and to parents that means it's time for back to school shopping.
A growing number of analysts are worried that the price of yellow metal has risen too high, too fast, and they expect a correction.
Economists say high unemployment and weak consumer spending will hold back the American economy into 2012.
The recent talk of rising gold price has more people investing in the precious metal, but has also resulted in more gold thefts across the country.
The disability fund has been in the red for years, and new congressional estimates say it will run out of money by 2017
In a recent survey of 250 members of the National Assocation for Business Economists, 56 percent said Washington should cut spending and reign in the cost of Medicare and Medicaid.
The dollar, by some estimates, has lost about 80 percent of its purchasing since 1970. Now some believe the time has come to return to gold standard.
The bank is working on an expansive restructuring plan, called "Project New BAC," that could ultimately result in the loss of more than 10,000 positions.
Nearly 408,000 people applied for unemployment benefits last week, up 9,000 from the week before. It's just one more sign of weakness in the economy.
U.S. stocks fell at the opening of trading Thursday on more signs of economic weakness around the world.
President Obama predicted it will be another year or more before the housing industry begins to rise again.
The federal government is investigating the agency that recently downgraded America's credit rating.
The debt concerns in Europe have pushed the price of gold even higher.
Germany's Merkel and France's Sarkozy want new balanced budget laws in all the eurozone countries as well as a new economic government made up of the heads of those nations.
Lower gasoline prices and more consumers paying off their credit card debt appear to be the bright spots in the U.S. economy.
The spotlight once again shined on Wall Street Monday after the wild swings of more than 400 points for four straight days last week.
The Dow's flip-floping this week may sound eerily reminiscent of 2008, but experts say there's a big difference.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week below 400,000 for the first time in four months, a sign that the job market is improving.
Global stocks dropped after opening trading Wednesday on worries about a weakening U.S. economy and the financial health of European banks
It's not about the money you earn, it's about the money you save. That's the philosophy of Clark Howard, author of 'Living Large in Lean Times.'
Despite the Dow's rise, economists are still concerned the world may soon fall into a recession.
The Dow Jones industrial average was briefly down 600 points Monday, closing below the 11,000 mark for the first time since November.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 250 points Monday, joining a global sell-off triggered by news of America's first-ever credit rating downgrade.
The European Central Bank announced late Sunday that it will take steps in the bond markets to help stabilize the economies of Italy and Spain.
Timothy Geithner has told President Barack Obama that he will remain on the job as Treasury secretary, ending speculation he would leave the administration.
Imagine no monthly car payments, no car insurance, no repair bills and no need to fill up at the gas station. Those are just some of the ideas behind car sharing.
After the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating, the White House said on Saturday that President Barack Obama believes it's clear Washington "must do better" in tackling the deficit.
There's a glimmer of hope for the struggling U.S. Economy. According to a new federal jobs report, the unemployment rate has gone down slightly.
After a brief upward turn, stocks took a tumble again Friday despite a jobs report by the Labor Department showing hiring had improved.
Gripped by fear of another recession, the financial markets suffered their worst day Thursday since the crisis of 2008.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits is down to its lowest level in four months.
A growing number of investors and analysts are worried that the debt crisis in Europe could hurt the global economy.
Nervous investors are keeping an eye on Wall Street Thursday. They are particularly worried about the recovery of the world's largest economy.
The Dow plunged more than 300 points and erased its gains for the year as investors grew more concerned about economic weakness.
Concerns about the economy sent the stock markets tumbling sharply lower Tuesday as the Dow lost 242 points, dropping to close below the 12,000 mark.
Investors are getting more and more worried that Spain and Italy will not be able to make all the payments on their huge debts.
Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, announced Monday it will cut as many as 30,000 jobs worldwide by 2013.