Gov. Jerry Brown announced a state of emergency Friday that has been all but official for weeks: California is in a drought.
If women are financially impeded by "systemic" restrictions in the workplace, the entire middle class and American economy are held back too, New York Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand said.
U.S. industrial production rose for a fifth straight month in December, suggesting that factories gave economic growth a strong boost at the end of the year.
U.S. home construction dipped in December but ended the year with the best showing since the housing bubble burst in 2007.
A growing gap between rich and poor poses the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday.
Congress edged Thursday toward final approval of a $1.1 trillion bipartisan compromise spending bill that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.
Applications for unemployment benefits appear to have stabilized near pre-recession levels, a positive sign for hiring going forward.
The World Bank says the global economy is slowly picking up steam, though prospects remain vulnerable to rising interest rates and potential volatility in capital flows as the Federal Reserve eases up on its stimulus program.
President Obama has acknowledged that the record gap between the rich and everyone else has only grown on his watch, and has vowed to devote his final three years in office to trying to rectify the situation.
U.S. wholesale prices increased last month, ending three straight months of falling prices, but inflation remained mild, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
Hispanics represent just 3 percent of boardroom seats on Fortune 500 companies, according to the latest Corporate Governance Study by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility.
Negotiators in the U.S. House and Senate have agreed on a $1.1 trillion budget that would fund the federal government though September and potentially prevent another government shutdown.
Americans bought more clothes in December, shopped more frequently online and ate out more often at the end of the year, but the holiday shopping season at traditional stores ended on a lackluster note.
The federal government ran a $53.2 billion surplus in December, boosted by nearly $40 billion in payments from mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, signaling further improvement in the nation's finances.
Top congressional negotiators raced to complete an agreement Monday on a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the operations of government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year.