Stock futures rose on more strong earnings from U.S. companies, though some mixed data on jobs and trade may have held gains in check Thursday.
First-time unemployment claims dropped by 12,000 to 350,000 in the week that ended Saturday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.
The Justice Department plans to use its tentative $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase as a blueprint for probes into bad mortgages and the 2008 financial crisis, potentially ushering in an era of high-priced bank settlements.
Millions of Americans may soon discover they aren't eligible for any health care coverage at all -- not because of glitches in Healthcare.gov, but because their state has decided not to expand its Medicaid program.
The FHFA's House Price Index rose 0.3 percent in August with prices now higher for 19 consecutive months, the agency said.
Slow U.S. labor data is likely to keep the dollar down in the months ahead, but with Fed tapering still likely once low unemployment and strong payroll growth prevail, a serious collapse is highly unlikely.
The prospect of more economic stimulus from the Fed because of a slowdown in hiring last month pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index further into record territory Tuesday.
As questions mount over problems with the Obamacare website, insider interviews and a review of technical specifications have found a mind-numbingly complex system put together by harried programmers.
Stock futures rose Tuesday after the federal government reported that the unemployment rate dropped close to a five-year low in September as employers added 148,000 jobs.
Economic reports that were delayed by the government shutdown, including the heavily scrutinized employment situation report slated for Tuesday, are being released this week.
U.S. Rep. Gallego believes governing from the center could help end the partisan gridlock in Washington.
Investors still undecided on JPMorgan as the company has a tentative $13 billion settlement with the government related to the mortgage meltdown.
With the debt issue temporarily sidelined, Republicans have turned their sights on the flawed enrollment system for the Affordable Care Act, officials say.
The most striking thing about Janet Yellen's appointment as the first-ever female chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve is how little fuss has been made about her gender.
The nation's capital, where tourism and the federal government are the top two employers, feels more pain than most other U.S. cities when the government shuts down.