December 2010 Headlines
Gas prices have increased throughout the holiday season, and drivers are now being warned of prices as high as $5 per gallon in coming years.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest point in nearly two and a half years, a sign that the job market is slowly improving.
The 111th Congress has surpassed its nearest competitor, the 110th Congress, by an astounding $1.262 trillion in new debt.
The big boom of post-Christmas shopping just keeps going, and it's happening despite the big blizzard and a high unemployment rate.
Gasoline could hit $5 a gallon in the U.S. within the next few years, according to former Shell Vice President John Hofmeister.
Consumers across the rest of the U.S. scoured clearance racks during the afterglow of the best holiday season for retailers since 2007.
It's Black Friday, The Sequel. Stores are rolling out deals and expect to be swimming in shoppers on Christmas Eve as stragglers take advantage of a day off work.
Economic reports Thursday suggest consumers are spending more confidently.
The Cherokee tribe has worked with Apple to develop Cherokee language software for the iPhone, iPod and - soon - the iPad.
More recent barometers suggest the economy is gaining momentum in the final months of the year.
Officials have settled on the dates when millions of people will no longer be able to get their Social Security and other benefit checks by mail.
American shoppers are spending more this Christmas than even the country's retailers had hoped for.
Gas prices are on the rise, just in time for the holiday travel season.
Financial expert Dave Ramsey, host of the Dave Ramsey Show, offers tips on how to live debt-free and experience the miracle of giving.
Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the third drop in the past four weeks and a sign that the job market is slowly improving.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2010.
The United States can no longer boast owning any of the five largest airlines in the world. That distinction now falls to Asia and Latin America.
Retail sales rose for a fifth straight month in November, as the biggest jump in department store sales in two years gave the holiday shopping season a strong start.
State and local governments are beginning to resort to the so-called "crash tax" for additionl revenue.
Oil prices rose above $88 a barrel Monday in Asia after OPEC left its crude output quotas unchanged, citing slowing demand and abundant supplies.
The government's controversial $700 billion bailout program has earned taxpayers some $35 billion in income over the last two years.
Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the second-lowest level this year, fresh evidence that companies are cutting fewer jobs.
RealtyTrac said the country is on pace to see more than 3 million households receive some sort of foreclosure notice. That is more than last year's all-time high of 2.8 million.
The new $100 bill includes advanced anti-counterfeit measures like a 3D security strip that could cause production delays.
Taxpayers will end up profiting from the government's $45 billion bailout of Citigroup, thanks to a recent deal the Treasury Department struck with the company.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has stepped up his defense of the Fed's $600 billion Treasury bond-purchase plan, saying the economy is still struggling to become "self-sustaining" without government help.
The unemployment rate has taken a surprising jump, climbing to 9.8 percent in November, the highest level in seven months.
Congress failed to extend jobless benefits, meaning millions of Americans have lost or will lose funds meant to help them get back on their feet.
Investors are worried about a financial crisis in Europe, so they're buying more gold and driving the price closer to $1,400 an ounce.
The slow economic recovery hasn't helped some state legislatures deal with their budgets.