Economy

  • 1:07pm Apr 29, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    States Question What To Do With Surging Tax Revenue

    After at least three years of red ink, most states have budget surpluses. It's a sign of a recovering economy and leaves states with a new dilemma: how best to spend the money.
  • 6:59pm Apr 26, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    FAA Expected To Gain Flexibility On Budget Cuts

    The Senate has passed a bill to give the Department of Transportation more flexibility in how it makes the mandatory cuts of the sequester. Hundreds of flights were delayed this week after the FAA furloughed air traffic controllers, setting off a political storm.
  • 6:59pm Apr 26, 2013
    World News World News Economy

    Spain To Unveil Economic Overhaul Plan

    Spain's jobless rate has exceeded even the most dire predictions. As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prepares to release a slate of economic changes, Spaniards are hoping he will heed their calls for mercy after years of budget cuts and austerity.
  • 6:59pm Apr 26, 2013
    Economy Economy

    U.S. Economic Growth Regained Speed In First Quarter

    Gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.5 percent. Consumer spending is up, and home construction rose. But government spending fell, and tax increases and federal budget cuts are expected to slow later this year.
  • 2:46am Apr 26, 2013
    Economy Economy

    NTSB Wraps Up Hearings On Boeing's 787 Battery Issues

    The National Transportation Safety Board has completed two days of hearings on the problems affecting Boeing's fleet of 787 Dreamliners. Those jets will have newly designed batteries housed in a fire proof containment box. There are other safety enhancements too.
  • 8:16pm Apr 25, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Regulators Warn Banks On Direct-Deposit Loans

    Regulators are warning some of the nation's largest banks to stop offering loans that are hard to distinguish from those given out by storefront payday lenders. The banks have been offering high-interest-rate, short-term loans to customers with direct deposit as an advance on their paychecks.
  • 2:25pm Apr 25, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Signing Up For Food Stamps: The Choice And The Stigma

    Forty-seven million Americans now rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. For many people, the decision to sign up is fraught with conflicting feelings about taking government assistance.
  • 8:04pm Apr 23, 2013
    National National Economy Politics & Government

    Online Retailers Take Opposite Sides On Sales Tax Bill

    A bill making its way through the Senate would make more online retailers collect sales taxes. The battle over the bill pits online retailers against brick-and-mortar stores — and, in some cases, against other online sellers. Amazon has endorsed the bill, while eBay is the loudest voice against it.