The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed near the
symbolic 12,000-point mark on Monday, rising to its highest level in
more than two years as U.S. stocks began the week on a positive note.
MSNBC is reporting that President Barack Obama will call for a five-year federal government spending freeze during his State of the Union Address, and that he will propose cuts in other areas.
Extending a surge that began last year, Google says 2011 will be its largest hiring year ever, plans that would mean the Internet giant will add more than 6,000 new workers over the balance of this year.
U.S. President Barack Obama's
overall job approval rating edged up to its highest level in more
than a year.
Consumer confidence in the overall economy reached its highest level in nearly three years this month, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Calling it a moral obligation and matter of national security, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled an ambitious government effort to increase support for military families.
General Motors Co. plans to add a third shift worth about 750 jobs at its pickup assembly plant in Flint, Mich., as the company bets on continued growth in heavy-duty truck sales.