August 2012 Headlines
Rising gas prices could be another issue in this election year. They're expected to be the highest ever for a Labor Day.
The U.S. economy grew at a tepid 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter.
Most Americans would rather take the necessary actions now, like raising taxes, to save Social Security benefits for future generations, according to a new AP-GfK poll.
Standard and Poor's credit rating agency is warning that the United States is facing a growing risk of another recession.
What if you could pay off more than $5,000 worth of debt in just 90 days? Thousands of Americans have learned how, with the help of financial expert Dave Ramsey.
Apple is now the highest valued company in the history of Wall Street after the tech giant's stock worth hit $623.5 billion at the market's close on Monday.
Unemployment rates rose in 44 states last month, the most states to show a monthly increase in more than three years, according to the Labor Department.
Since the recession began there in 2008, more people have committed suicide citing financial reasons, the Washington Post reports.
Retail sales grew in July by the largest amount in five months despite lingering high unemployment numbers, according to the Commerce Department.
Taxpayers are continuing to lose money from the auto industry bailout given to General Motors by the Obama administration.
France is hovering on the edge of a recession -- which would be bad news for Europe.
Even though the statistics show a slight improvement, the downturn is worse than any recession in the United States since the 1930s Great Depression.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 361,000.
For those looking to get one last vacation in this summer, some extra cash for gas will be needed.
Upon his recent election, socialist President Francois Hollande vowed to impose a 75 percent tax rate on those making more than a million euros ($1.24 million).
Fewer homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage and a record number of homeowners are taking advantage of record low interest rates.
Rising tuition costs have many college students experiencing sticker shock. Financial experts are advising students on how to avoid being shackled by debt.
When it comes to shopping, swiping a credit or debit card is often the way to pay. But every year, thieves are coming up with new ways to rob consumers of their identity.
Employment numbers released by the Labor Department Friday show the economy added 163,000 new jobs in July, the best hiring pace in five months.
California has slashed the salaries of 217,000 state employees by nearly 5 percent as part of Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to save the state $850 million.