October 2011 Headlines
The economy will likely be the top issue for voters in the 2012 election. It was also the subject of Regent University's ninth annual "Clash of the Titans."
The down economy has Americans angry and politicians at each others throats. But who's to blame? Author Danny Kofke suggests the solution starts at home.
Most seniors will pay an additional $3.50 a month, instead of the $10.20 increase predicted in May.
Experts say the decline is still not enough to suggest hiring is picking up.
In a marathon summit, European leaders clinched a deal they hope will turn the tide in a two-year-long debt crisis.
Leaders are racing to find a solution for Europe's massive debt crisis. But former Fed chief Alan Greenspan says cultural divides make it an uphill battle.
Fed up with what they view as banking institutions' attempt to gouge them, customers are taking their business elsewhere in an event called "Move Your Bank Day."
The Vatican is weighing in on Europe's massive debt crisis, even as European leaders continue to search for a solution.
Failure by Congress to agree on a deficit reduction plan could signal a downgrade by either Moody's Investors Service or Fitch Ratings, Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists warned.
Fewer U.S. companies are expected to hire new workers as worries over the economy grow, according to the National Association for Business Economists.
Major airlines are set to launch widespread price increases. Ticket costs will jump just in time for the holidays, meaning big bucks for the airlines.
Greece will be getting another round of international bailout loans, but the second rescue package may not be enough to save it from bankruptcy.
The move by the agency came just four days after Standard & Poor's cut its rating on the nation's long-term debt.
The event grounded flights and disrupted public transportation as workers from all sectors walked off the job.
After two years without a raise, an estimated 55 million Social Security recipients will receive the first cost-of-living increase in benefits next year.
Wholesale prices for gas and food shot up in September, making it the most expensive month for companies since May.
Government spending is up nearly 5 percent so far this budget year despite promises of budget cuts from politicians in Washington.
GOP Candidate Herman Cain and his revolutionary 999 proposal have begun taking fire from both left and right for days now.
In Athens, 16 consecutive days of strikes over the nation's austerity measures have halted ferries and left rotting trash to pile up.
Tax experts say the federal tax system is already sharply skewed toward the wealthy paying more and they have the statistics to prove it.
Another hot, dry summer in key peanut producing states has significantly shrunk the nation's peanut crop this year.
Presidential candidate Herman Cain's 999 Plan is part of what's propelled him to the front of the GOP field. But it is drawing criticism from economists.
Households across the U.S. can expect to pay higher heating costs this winter, according to the Energy Department.
The number of unemployment aid applications fell slightly last week, suggesting only a modest improvement in the job market.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, warns that new legislation imposing higher tariffs on Chinese products could start a trade war.
The increase signals banks are more aggressively moving against homeowners who have fallen behind in their mortgage payments.
"Occupy Wall Street" protesters insist they represent the 99 percent of Americans who aren't wealthy. But fringe elements within the group abound.
The movement started in New York City last month and has now spread to at least 25 cities.
Washington's debt just keeps on piling up, according to a government agency that predicted the federal budget will hit near record spending levels for the second time in two years.
Global stocks rose Monday on news that Germany and France are crafting a new package to help solve the eurozone debt crisis.
Protesters calling themselves the "Occupy Wall Street" movement have demonstrated against what they say is corporate greed in America.
Economists say even with the addition of 103,000 jobs last month, the U.S. needs six million more new jobs to get the nation back to a pre-recession economy.
For the first time in history, mortgage rates have fallen below 4 percent, even as the housing market continues to struggle with bad sales and falling home prices.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week -- a sign that the job market remains weak.
Moody's Investors Service has cut its credit rating on Italy's government bonds from "A2" to "Aa2."
Some politicians claim the country has an unfair advantage against the United States in international trade.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that the economic recovery "is close to faltering" and the central bank is prepared to take further steps to support it.
Global stocks around the world tumbled again on fears of the debt crisis in Greece and a possible global recession.
California resident Mike Abarca is capitalizing on the "flash mob" trend to give back to his community.
Bank of America says its website is back to normal after technical problems caused two days of sporadic outages for users over the weekend.
A highly respected economic research group says the U.S. is slipping into another recession and there's nothing policy makers can do to head it off.
Finance ministers from 17 eurozone countries are meeting in Luxembourg to debate whether or not to extend aid to a debt-ridden Greece.