Recessions And Depressions
Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.
Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn.
As cold weather approaches we look stock ingredients to make soups, casseroles and stews, giving us sustenance and warmth as fall slides way too quickly into winter. But what about our feathered friends?
Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets.
Turf grass may be an attractive groundcover for homeowners but it doesn't hold much appeal for pollinators.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number of people receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2007 file photo, credit card decals adorn a store window in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The Federal Reserve reports on consumer borrowing data for June 2014 on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Don't be fooled by the old "my girlfriend bought me this" line.
It's a home within a home — and it could be coming soon to a home near you.
It's the latest display of the breadth and strength of the economic recovery. The country has put together the most impressive three months of job growth since before the Great Recession.
Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies restocked their shelves at the strongest pace in nearly two years, helping the U.S. economy reach its fastest growth rate of last year.
The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January.
In the latest sign that the economy is surging at year's end, unemployment claims have dropped to the lowest level since April 2008, long before anyone realized that the nation was in a recession.
As the first signs of an economic recovery make the news, many of the nation's nonprofit organizations are digging in for another three to four years of financial distress, according to researchers who keep an eye on the charitable world.
Europe's fiscal pact may save the euro from collapse and stave off worldwide financial panic. But the concerns of many investors are more personal: Will it lift my flagging 401(k)?
The U.S. economy will muddle through the next year without a recession, but growth-predicted to be 2.4 percent-will be too weak to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate, forecasters believe.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rose in September after four straight monthly declines, largely because builders cut their prices in the face of depressed demand.
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