A bipartisan budget bill that would ease some painful budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies passed a filibuster threshold in the Senate on Tuesday.
Falling gasoline prices kept U.S. consumer prices flat in November. Inflation remains low across the broader economy, giving the Federal Reserve latitude to continue its extraordinary stimulus program.
Washington witnessed a pair of Christmas miracles last week as the House adopted a budget compromise and Speaker John Boehner bluntly told recalcitrant members of his caucus to toe the line or lose all credibility. Does that mean peace in our time?
Americans don't expect a bang-up year for the stock market in 2014, according to a new poll, with 40 percent thinking it will stabilize where it is and 39 percent expecting it will drop but not crash.
U.S. workers boosted their productivity from July through September at the fastest pace since the end of 2009, after a year of mostly flat growth.
U.S. shoppers say they're being cautious with their holiday spending this year despite recent signs of economic growth.
Two emerging voting blocs could shape congressional elections in 2014: those who consider Tea Party members extremists and obstructionists, and those who point to the ills of Obamacare and its bungled beginning as proof that it's time for change.
As 2013 began, it seemed the year might bring news headlines offering the public some reassurance or relief. Instead, the year's headlines were often filled with tales of dysfunction, discord and misplaced trust.
Public support for labor unions has plunged in the nation's most populous state, with a plurality of voters saying they do more harm than good, according to a new Field Poll.
U.S. wholesale prices settled lower in November for the third month in a row, pushed down again by cheaper gasoline and lower home heating oil costs. Excluding volatile energy costs, inflation was mostly stable.
House Speaker John Boehner is speaking out against interest groups on his right flank that he says are attacking him for not being conservative enough.
The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents in some states gaining insurance at a far greater rate than others.
Stock futures slid Thursday morning and unemployment claims rose, but spending increased on appliances, furniture and cars in November, indicating a better jobs picture.
The federal government ran a much smaller deficit through the first two months of the budget year than the same period last year, signaling continued improvement in the country's finances.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday that the signup trend for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is turning positive.