Economy

Putin squares off against Europe over gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that gas supplies to Europe could take a hit in the coming months as a standoff with Ukraine intensifies.  More

Pot taxes won't be as high as hoped

Fewer users of medical marijuana are switching to recreational use than Colorado expected, lower anticipated tax revenue.  More

Russian ruble rattled by renewed Ukraine unrest

International markets were roiled Monday and the Russian currency hit a three-week low as traders and investors worry about renewed tensions between Russia and Ukraine.  More

How Washington spends your taxes

Nearly half of your federal income taxes is devoted to military and health spending, close to 14% goes to interest on the debt, while less than 2% is spent on science and transportation.  More

Jobless claims at lowest since 2007, but...

New claims for unemployment benefits suddenly plummeted last week. As much as we all want a miracle, this is probably just a statistical anomaly  More

Trade China stocks from Hong Kong

China has taken another step to open up its financial markets to the world by allowing investors in Hong Kong to trade shares on the Shanghai stock exchange.  More

Minnesota to increase minimum wage

Minimum wage will be higher for workers at larger businesses.  More

Greek bonds fly off the shelves

Greece has issued new bonds to international investors for the first time since its economy collapsed four years ago, threatening to bring the euro down with it.  More

Can workers talk about pay?

Under Obama's executive order, employees can talk about salary without fear of retaliation from their bosses.  More

Doctors collect $77 billion from Medicare

Medicare paid doctors and other providers $77 billion in 2012.  More

EU takes aim at CEO paychecks

Europe wants to give shareholders the power to limit top executive pay by forcing companies to hold binding votes and to say how it compares with what employees make.  More

Bitcoin players knock on Washington doors

Bitcoin companies are hiring lobbyists, visiting lawmakers Capitol Hill and writing to agencies about how they should write rules that will determine the future of the virtual currency.  More

18 million callers can't reach IRS for tax help

With the April 15 deadline to file taxes around the corner, an estimated 18 million callers seeking IRS help this tax season won't reach a real person, according to IRS data. That means about 40% of callers will be out of luck. And those that do chat with a person could wait as long as 25 minutes.  More

Jobs recovery killing entrepreneurial spirit

As economy improves and people find jobs, fewer are opening a new business out of necessity, according to a new Kauffman report.  More

China's economy losing steam

China's economy is slowing and growth in 2014 could fall short of the government's official target, according to a CNNMoney survey of economists.  More

IMF slashes Russia growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund has slashed its growth forecast for Russia and warned of wider economic fallout if the Ukraine crisis escalates.  More

Equal pay: 5 things you need to know

The pay gap isn't a myth, even if the statistic that women earn only 77 cents for every dollar men do is flawed.  More

Stay-at-home moms are on the rise

Plenty of moms would like to be working, but they can't find jobs with high enough salaries to cover childcare costs  More

Maryland raises minimum wage to $10.10

Maryland joins a few states that take the plunge in raising them minimum wage.  More

Freeports: Where the rich stash their toys

Demand for top-end warehouses, or freeports, is booming as the rich hunt for secure, tax free places to stash their fine art and luxury items.  More

Obama to strengthen equal pay protections

Obama will prohibit federal contractors from telling employees they can't talk about compensation. He also wants the Labor Department to collect more data on equal pay.  More

Senate votes to extend jobless benefits

If enacted, the measure would extend jobless benefits for more than 2 million unemployed workers through May 31.  More

Medicaid enrollment jumps by 3 million

Medicaid enrollment increases by 3 million, or 5.2%, between October and February. Enrollment is ongoing.  More

Holder: U.S. probing high frequency trading

Attorney General Holder says that Justice is probing whether high frequency trading violates insider trading laws.  More

Should people without kids pay higher taxes?

A column in Slate sparks debate about federal financial support for parents in a tax code that already offers breaks for families with children.  More

Stock experts say the bull isn't dead yet

Market experts are still bullish about stocks despite a rough start to the year, according to an exclusive survey by CNNMoney.  More

Jobs are recovering, but...

After a winter slowdown, the job market hit a milestone in March as the private sector finally recovered all the jobs lost in the 2008 financial crisis. So why doesn't it feel like a recovery?  More

Anadarko to pay $5 billion for environmental cleanup

The settlement results in the largest recovery for environmental cleanup in the history of the Department of Justice.  More

Stuck in Obamacare limbo

Obamacare open enrollment is over, but Americans who started the process get extra time to finish. But it's leaving many in limbo.  More

ECB considers Fed-style stimulus

Negative interest rates? Printing money? They're now both firmly on the agenda in Europe if prices remain weak over a long period of time.  More

Former TARP chief wants to run California

Neel Kashkari hopes to unseat the state's Democratic incumbent governor.  More

Finally! I got a job

Six Americans share their success stories after being unemployed for months.  More

Most jobs pay under $20 an hour

America has over 130 million jobs. And a big chunk of them are in low-wage professions. 18 million jobs pay $10 or less an hour.  More

Jobs: Slow recovery from winter lull

The job market is slowly picking up after a 'deep winter slumber,' according to a report by payroll processing firm ADP.  More

America's most sprawling cities

People who live in cities with more urban sprawl may have less economic opportunity and shorter life spans.  More

A capital spending boom may be coming

In a new report Schwab's chief investment strategist makes the case for a bump in corporate investing.  More

Janet Yellen wants you to get a raise

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen believes the job market is 'in some ways .... tougher now than in any recession." She thinks wages need to be growing at a higher pace than they are.  More

Barra's recall apology not enough, families say

Families of crash victims say GM CEO Mary Barra apologized Monday night, but it's not good enough. They are demanding GM pull the cars off the road.  More

Worries persist over China's factories

Analysts say that China's factories have not yet emerged from their funk, despite some positive government data released Tuesday.  More

What we know - and don't know - about Obamacare

CNNMoney looks at what's known about Obamacare and what questions remain.  More

Sandberg's latest: 'Lean In for Grads'

Sheryl Sandberg's new book targeting graduates - and men - is out on April 8  More

260,000 graduates in minimum wage jobs

These college or professional degree holders make at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.  More

Deflation risk raises head again in Europe

Price pressures in the eurozone continued their four-month slide in March, renewing talk about the risk of deflation and central bank action to spur the economy.  More

Rand Paul's hopes for a flat tax

Rand Paul, the Libertarian-leaning, conservative senator from Kentucky, may run for president in 2016. If he does, you can bet you'll be hearing a lot more about the flat tax. Like many Republicans before him, Paul wants to move to single-rate system.  More

3 measures of Obamacare's success

Obamacare has hit 6 million sign-ups, but does that mean it's a success? CNNMoney looks at how to measure it.  More
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