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With Janet Yellen taking over chairmanship of the Federal Reserve this week, she is expected to continue scaling back the economic stimulus.
New home sales in 2013 were the best in five years but the year ended with two straight months of declines.
It's little more than a year since thousands took to U.S. streets decrying the disparity between those in the 1 percent of the population that controls a third of the nation's wealth and months since fast food and other minimum wage workers demonstrated, demanding a $15 minimum wage.
The Associated Press has uncovered a series of security lapses and other troubles in the nation's nuclear forces.
Extreme weather events such as typhoon Haiyan and superstorm Sandy are proving a 'gamechanger' for public awareness of the threat posed by climate change, Al Gore said at the World Economic Forum on Friday.
As widening income inequality becomes a dominant theme at the World Economic Forum, business and financial leaders are pointing out that, morality aside, people without money don't buy things.
As billionaires attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, bet on accelerating growth and rising asset prices to make them even richer by this time next year, income inequality is emerging as a key theme for the week.
Existing-home sales in the U.S. rose in December, pushing sales for 2013 to the highest level in seven years, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits ticked up 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, a level consistent with steady job gains, while the four-week average fell for the third straight week.
The Conference Board's index of leading indicators rose modestly in December, suggesting that growth will remain steady early this year.
Record low interest rates, ample liquidity and faster growth should sustain the global recovery from financial crisis this year, but an ill-judged move by the Federal Reserve could threaten economic revival worldwide.
Hispanic leaders, who are usually aligned with Democrats, are giving Republican Gov. Chris Christie the benefit of the doubt.
Pope Francis challenged business leaders assembled at the World Economic Forum in Davos to put their wealth at the service of humanity instead of subjecting most of the world's population to poverty and insecurity.
Janet Yellen won't be chairman or chairwoman when she becomes the first woman to head the Federal Reserve on Feb. 1.
For every company predicting in January that earnings that will beat estimates, 2.5 are projecting results that fall short, matching the worst ratio since the stock market rally began in March 2009.