Economy

Top GM execs paid $1 million in last year of bailout

The U.S. Treasury let GM and Ally Financial execs get salaries that were too big, while the companies struggled to repay TARP.  More

Farmers get $1 billion from Big Business

Sodexo vows to give big bucks to 5,000 local entrepreneurs by 2017. They're just one of many big businesses making a commitment to help at the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative.  More

What do women want in a husband? A job!

Women want their potential husbands to have a steady job, but there are fewer young men working these days, according to a Pew Research Center survey.  More

Oil prices plunging despite ISIS

Unless there is a real oil supply shock in Iraq and Syria, oil prices may continue to fall due to a stronger dollar, fears of weaker demand from Europe and the U.S. shale gas boom.  More

More health insurers offer Obamacare plans

25% more health issuers to offer Obamacare plans in 2015  More

Crazy corporate tax loopholes? 'Inversions' are small potatoes

Inversions have gotten outsized attention. But that masks the fact that there are far bigger corporate tax loopholes that deserve scrutiny.  More

London overtakes Hong Kong as city with highest rents

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city to rent homes and offices as property prices soar.  More

Is the economic recovery real? 3 stats to watch

There's plenty of data out there, but keep an eye on housing, manufacturing and people's spending.  More

1 in 5 unemployed workers can't find jobs

Rutgers survey finds that the job market for long-term unemployed is still bleak.  More

Student homelessness hits another record high

The number of homeless students enrolled at U.S. public schools is at an all-time record.  More

Obama administration takes first steps against tax 'inversions'

The Obama administration takes first steps to make it harder for companies to use foreign mergers to reduce their U.S. tax bills.  More

Gen Xers are poorer than their parents

Gen Xers have higher salaries than their parents, but they have so much debt that they have a hard time saving, investing and buying homes.  More

The fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given more money than many western nations.  More

Scotland should avoid Quebec's fate

Scotland's clear rejection of independence has eased fears that it could suffer the kind of decline seen in Quebec after it failed to break away from Canada.  More

Climate protesters to 'flood' Wall Street on Monday

As world leaders gather in New York for talks on climate change, hundreds of protesters are expected to target Wall Street Monday to agitate for the environment in a campaign called #FloodWallStreet.  More

Thank Janet Yellen: stocks hit new record

The Federal Reserve is probably not going to raise interest rates until the summer of 2015 at the earliest.  More

Spending cuts to education and nutrition will hurt kids

Federal spending is projected to grow by more than $1.4 trillion over the next decade, but only 2% will be dedicated to spending on programs for children, and then only in health.  More

VA hikes top pay for doctors by $20,000 to $35,000

Doctors who passed on a career at the VA because of pay will soon have a reason to give the agency a second look.  More

How immigrant entrepreneurs are making it

Immigrant entrepreneurs leverage connections abroad to boost international exports -- and non-immigrants could stand to learn from their tactics.  More

Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

Young adults don't seem to be in a hurry to get married, have kids -- or buy a home. In fact, many of them are still living with their parents. And that has pushed the homeownership rate among this group to a new low of 13.2%, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data.  More

Judging by inflation, it's good to be American

U.S. inflation came in below expectations. That's good news for Americans and certainly a lot better than what's happening in Europe, Japan and Argentina.  More

What the Fed is really saying

The Federal Reserve has huge influence over the economy because it controls monetary policy. Here's how to read the Fed's statement and actually understand it.  Play

Ready for the Fed? Watch these two words

When will the Fed raise rates? It all depends on whether the phrase 'considerable time' is or isn't in the Fed's statement.  More

Poverty rate drops for first time since 2006

America still has 45.3 million people living in poverty, and median income remains level at just under $52,000.  More

4 million fewer uninsured as Obamacare kicks in

First official government report shows big decrease in uninsured after Obamacare kicks in and more Americans gain health insurance.  More

The richest middle class ... that isn't near NY and DC

The middle class in a Denver suburb have a median income of $100,000.  More

Japan needs more women at work

Millions of educated Japanese women are not working because of a male-dominated corporate culture, a lack of leadership opportunities and inflexible maternity leave policies.  Play

Where the middle class is most unequal

CNNMoney looks at the five states with the biggest differences in middle class incomes.  More

Investors tell Fed: don't fumble interest rates

It's game time for the Fed this week, and investors are trying to read its playbook on interest rate hikes.  More

Uber CEO: We'll run your errands

Uber isn't going head-to-head with FexEx, but it is claiming a piece of the delivery market.  More

Student debt over $50K is on the rise

More Americans are taking out 'mega loans' to go to college. It's costly, but they still say it's worth it.  More

Why Atlanta is ripe for innovation

Atlanta has the country's highest level of income inequality, but civic entrepreneurs can close the gap. Here's how.  More

California becomes second state with paid sick days

The new law could impact 6.5 million workers, making it the most widespread paid sick day law in the nation.  More

VA needs to hire 'tens of thousands' of workers

The beleaguered Veterans Affairs department is launching a major recruitment campaign to bring aboard legions of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.  More

5 ways you pay more for health insurance

Workers are shelling out more for premiums, deductibles, doctor visits and drugs as employer health insurance costs rise.  More

Student loan debt surges for senior citizens

Student loan debt among seniors has shot up by more than 600% since 2005, according to a new government report.  More

America has 4.7 million job openings

Good news for job seekers: there are more positions open and employers are hiring more.  More

Super rich are getting super richer

A new study from the Federal Reserve finds that the wealthiest 3% of American households control 54.4% of the nation's wealth.  More

5 reasons to worry about Scottish vote

A Scottish divorce would end a 307-year union with England and have far reaching consequences for the economy, currency, banks and industry.  More

Americans air worries about age bias in jobs

CNNMoney readers asked Labor Secretary Tom Perez about how to get the jobs market back on track in a live chat hosted by Christine Romans.  More

Deportation: Its cost - and human toll

As Washington grapples with immigration reform, the deportation system grinds on - hundreds of thousands of people and billions of dollars.  More

The cost of Scottish independence

From administrative costs to currency questions, debt payments to banking upheaval, if Scotland votes for independence, it will likely cost them billions in the short term.  Play

Scotland's banks threaten to leave

Scotland stands to lose the heart of its financial services industry if it votes in favor of independence from the United Kingdom.  More

The big money behind Scotland's independence vote

Scotland's independence vote is too close to call but those who want to keep Britain united won this year's campaign funding race by some distance.  More

Market Basket fight may have sapped retail jobs

August jobs report says "employment disruptions" at a New England grocery chain made a dent.  More

Jobs: Signs of strength, pockets of pain

Job market remains weak for young workers and minorities, but drop in long-term unemployment, underemployment suggest real improvement.  More

Whoops! Jobs recovery lost steam in August

Is the hiring recovery osing momentum? Only 142,000 jobs were added in August, well below forecasts.  More

Elizabeth Warren: The market is broken

Senator Warren took her 'market is broken' message to New York City on Thursday.  More

It's official: Nevada gets Tesla's Gigafactory

Tesla announced that Nevada beat out four others for its $5 billion battery factory.  More

5 big trends shaking up the job market

From youth to baby boomers to women, America's labor market is changing. Here's what you need to know.  More

How to read the jobs report like a pro

As the government releases its monthly report on the health of the labor force, CNNMoney's Paul La Monica breaks down three numbers that really tell the story.  Play

U.S. economy is No. 3 in competitiveness

America takes third place behind Switzerland and Singapore in a new ranking of economic competitiveness.  More

Private sector jobs are coming back

Private employers added 204,000 jobs in August, bringing the 5-month total to more than 1 million, says ADP.  More

ECB takes leaf out of Fed playbook

Mario Draghi announced that the ECB will start purchasing securities in the private market to inject more capital into the struggling European economy. But it will be a more complicated program than in the United States.  Play

ECB goes all-in to boost economy

The European Central Bank has cut interest rates and announced plans to buy private-sector securities in a bid to head off the risk of deflation and another recession.  More

Health spending on the rise

Health spending will rise to 5.6% in 2014, up from historically low rates, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  More

Help wanted: College degree not needed

Hiring of recent college grads has flatlined, but the degrees are still worth it, says New York Fed report.  More

Arrests start in fast-food worker strike

Protesters in Detroit and New York arrested for disorderly conduct as promised civil disobedience materializes.  More

New jobs coming to battered city Ferguson

Centene plans to build facility in St. Louis suburb adding up to 200 jobs.  More

IRS eyes tax on Silicon Valley's free lunches

The IRS is debating when to tax the free lunches often given to employees at Silicon Valley firms. But tech workers probably won't see this perk disappear anytime soon.  More

Why you should worry about Europe

Europe is in rough economic waters again. Russia, deflation, and stagnation in major countries should have you worried.  More

L.A. mayor calls for $13.25 minimum wage

If approved by Los Angeles city council, the plan could raise wages for 567,000 workers by 2017.  More

Gun violence costs taxpayers $500 million

Urban Institute: Tax payers pay majority of hospital costs from gun violence.  More

America's cheapest gas is in this town

Gas prices are falling to nearly $3 a gallon in some parts of South Carolina, and that will soon be common in much of the country.  More

American businesses feel targeted by China

An increasing number of American businesses say they feel less welcome in China amid a government crackdown.  More

Morgan Stanley predicts stock market surge

Morgan Stanley thinks the S&P 500 could surge to 3,000 because the economic recovery is not even close to being over.  More

Colorado's missing marijuana taxes

Voters were told the state would make $33.5 million from two new taxes in the first 6 months of recreational pot. The projections were way off. Here's why.  More

Russia's currency whacked as new sanctions loom

The Russian ruble has hit its lowest level ever against the U.S. dollar as new sanctions from Europe loom large.  More

5 surprising labor market facts

From freelancers to youth to women to baby boomers, here are some stats that you probably didn't know about the current state of the labor market.  Play

The economic cost of the war in Gaza

The August 26 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is giving aid workers access to the rubble to size up the damage.  More

Why Buffett's son bought Rosa Parks' papers

Howard Buffett talks to CNNMoney about what drove him to bid on - and eventually pay $4.5 million for - a historic collection of documents and other things belonging to the late civil rights icon Rosa Parks.  More
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