U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act in a ceremony in the East Room Monday afternoon. The $42 billion measure takes effect immediately and is designed to aid small businesses and create jobs.
U.S. consumers' confidence in the economy dropped in September, amid growing fears of a weakening recovery, a private research group found on Tuesday.
Ford plans to trim the number of models it will sell in the future to between 20 and 25, the company's Chief Executive Alan Mulally said Monday.
German consumer confidence is set to surge to a three-year high, a report published Tuesday showed, raising hopes that the upswing in Europe's biggest economy is broadening.
President Obama hits the campaign trail again this week focused on a new target: the House Republicans' "Pledge to America."
China's one-child policy, which was put in place 30 years ago to stem the country's rapid population growth, will remain in effect for the foreseeable future, announced the head of the government's commission overseeing the policy.
President Obama's approval rating dropped 8 points in three weeks to the lowest level since he was elected U.S. president, a poll released Friday reported.