Consumer confidence at 5-year low Mar 25: Key index plummets amid pessimism about jobs and income. (more)
Mar 21: Amid the highest number of store closings in 4 years, a breed of innovative service sellers is moving right in. (more)
Mar 16: Treasury secretary defends Fed's decision to loan money to troubled Bear Stearns and says Bush administration will 'do what it takes' to help economy. (more)
Mar 13: Lawmakers begin work on $3 trillion federal budget and put Bush tax cuts and pork barrel spending in focus. (more)
Mar 11: Report forecasts downturn with rising unemployment and anemic GDP, but predicts U.S. will avoid a recession. (more)
Mar 7: RBC Cash Index surpasses the previous low set in February, sinks to the lowest point in data going back to 2002. (more)
Mar 5: Bill that could be introduced next week would aim to prevent foreclosures and spur the mortgage market. (more)
Mar 5: Despite rebound, report on businesses such as retail, finance and transportation shows second straight reading of contraction. (more)
Mar 4: Senate banking committee chair blasts regulators for not sounding warning about risky lending practices. (more)
Mar 4: One retail chain that sells used children's apparel and toys is seeing big sales and traffic increases, even in high-income neighborhoods. (more)
Mar 3: Construction loan problems threaten spike in smaller bank failures and add to worry over credit crunch. (more)
Mar 3: New survey shows a near doubling of percentage of group's members who see fallout from credit crunch as biggest problem. (more)
Mar 2: Reports on manufacturing, jobs could make investors jittery in the coming week. (more)
Feb 29: Spending up mainly on price increases as inflation indicator comes in slightly above Federal Reserve's perceived target. (more)
Feb 28: President reiterates his objection to a proposed change to help homeowners in bankruptcy and the creation of a $4 billion fund to let agencies buy foreclosed homes. (more)
Feb 28: Beat the tax man with these valuable deductions, credits and exemptions. What you need to know before you file. (more)
Feb 28: A revised reading of gross domestic product showed no change in the 0.6% annual growth rate in the fourth quarter. (more)
Feb 27: Bad news Tuesday didn't upset investors, adding to bets that the worst for stocks may be over - for now. (more)
Feb 26: Conference Board's measure tumbles below expectations amid concern about jobs and slowing business activity. (more)
Feb 25: Labor unions and hedge funds, upset at faltering companies, step up proxy fights for board seats and better disclosure. (more)
Feb 25: Business economists see growing evidence that the country has toppled into a recession. (more)
Feb 25: When Alan Greenspan hiked short-term rates, long-term rates barely moved. Ben Bernanke is cutting interest rates but bond yields are rising. Here's what it means. (more)
Feb 21: Worries about 1970s-style stagflation have moved to the forefront to rival recession fears. Should the Fed be more worried about rising prices? (more)
Feb 20: Economic belt-tightening hasn't slowed down sales of implants, Botox or laser surgery - so far. (more)
Feb 20: Starts and permits continue to be weak, but pickup in condo and apartment construction lifts overall housing starts. (more)
Feb 19: Minneapolis Fed chief Stern says current economic conditions suggest the United States may have a ways to go to get out of slump. (more)
Feb 15: Former Fed chairman, speaking at Houston conference, also promotes nuclear power and electric cars. (more)
Feb 14: Treasury secretary and Fed chairman say rate cuts and rebates should keep economy out of recession but warn of tough times. (more)
Feb 13: Taxpayers who file their 2007 tax returns on time will get their rebates sooner than those who seek extensions. Direct deposit will speed things along. (more)
Feb 13: President signs $170 billion economic stimulus package passed last week by Congress. Consumers could see tax rebate checks by May. (more)
Feb 13: Amid growing recession fears, Fed chair Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Paulson head to Capitol Hill. Here is what they should be asked. (more)
Feb 13: Low-income seniors, many of whom ordinarily don't have to file with the IRS, will need to file tax returns to claim their checks. (more)
Feb 11: The economy and the markets may be in for a hard fall. Here's how you and your family can land safely. (more)
Feb 8: The lowdown on Washington's new tax rebates: Who qualifies and how much will you get? What do you have to do? And most importantly: When will you see a check? (more)
Feb 8: RBC Cash Index shows consumer confidence hurt by deteriorating jobs market, recession worries. (more)
Feb 7: Both chambers pass final $170 billion plan aimed at boosting the economy. Next stop: White House. Swift action expected. (more)
Feb 7: Survey shows 3 of 4 homeowners believe their home has gained or retained its value, despite evidence of price decline. (more)
Feb 7: $170 billion plan adds to House bill, giving payments to senior citizens, military veterans. Next steps: Back to House, on to president. Swift action expected. (more)
Feb 7: Lawmakers are debating what - if anything - to add to a $150 billion stimulus package approved by House. Key issues include aid to seniors and the unemployed. (more)
Feb 7: National Association of Realtors pulls back on outlook and forecasts second consecutive annual decline in prices and sales (more)
Feb 7: The world's largest retailer leads a parade of sales misses in January, indicating trouble in the U.S. economy. (more)
Feb 6: Senate Democrats want $200 billion stimulus plan. House version would cost $150 billion. Key issues include aid to seniors and unemployed. (more)
Feb 5: A weak report about the services sector has caused some experts to declare that the economy has already entered downturn. (more)
Feb 5: Consumer survey says that many Americans would use tax rebate funds from a Washington stimulus package to help repay what they owe. (more)
Feb 4: Even if $150B tax rebate plan gives economy a shot in arm, it won't necessarily prompt employers to add staff. (more)
Feb 4: The nearly 75,000 layoffs were the highest total since August, according to a consulting firm, but the cuts are still not at 2001's recession pace. (more)
Feb 1: Gaming analysts expect many consumers will gamble their rebates, and casinos want in on the action. (more)
Feb 1: Fitch Ratings predicts increase in debt, loan writeoffs amid slumping economy. (more)
Feb 1: Nation's first job loss in more than four years tells only part of the story of the weak labor market. The ranks of the long-term unemployed are growing. (more)
Jan 30: Finance committee gives nod to stimulus measures. Proposals to give tax rebates to seniors and aid the unemployed gain support. Next step: Full Senate vote. (more)
Jan 30: Wednesday's rate cut by the Fed may erode the dollar's value, but it's the economy that will drive the greenback lower going forward. (more)
Jan 30: Gross domestic product slowed to a 0.6% growth rate in the fourth quarter, raising both recession fears and hope for another deep Fed cut. (more)
Jan 29: Moody's study suggests extending unemployment benefits, increasing food stamps fastest ways to stimulate economy. (more)
Jan 29: Senate plans add-ons for senior citizens despite Bush's State of the Union pleas. (more)
Jan 29: Fourth quarter saw biggest one-year drop in since tracking began in 1965 - as mortgage problems and rising foreclosures take their toll. (more)
Jan 29: Index tumbles after posting a modest gain in December. Short-term outlook turns bleak. (more)
Jan 25: House will vote on $150 billion measure soon. Then it's on to the Senate, where lawmakers are already talking of adding provisions. (more)
Jan 24: Fannie and Freddie would have their mortgage cap raised 50% above the current $417,000 limit. (more)
Jan 24: Martin Feldstein says rebates should go to high-income earners as well; cautions against extending unemployment benefits. (more)
Jan 24: Compromise would provide $600 rebates to most taxpayers in effort to spur spending and head off recession. High-income earners are mostly left out. (more)
Jan 24: Boosting economic growth is great, but it's not free and it's not guaranteed. Lawmakers need to weigh the cost of any stimulus package with its benefits. (more)
Jan 23: Many economists are predicting a short, shallow recession. But there's also a significant risk of a more serious economic decline. (more)
Jan 23: Slowing economy and cost of wars are expected to send the 2008 budget deficit to $250 billion, compared with $163 billion last year. (more)
Jan 22: The rate cut will help consumers with large home equity credit payments and may help credit card borrowers as well. (more)
Jan 22: Bernanke and company are using up their limited ammunition, but genuine problems remain with the low dollar and U.S. debt, argues Allan Sloan. (more)
Jan 22: The market still expects the Fed to cut rates again next week but some economists say not so fast. (more)
Jan 22: President Bush and congressional leaders say they are ready to push ahead on plans to boost the ecnonomy, but big sticking points remain. (more)
Jan 22: Wall Street cuts losses, but still ends lower as investors worry about the global economy. Emergency interest rate cut provides little support. (more)
Jan 22: Globalization is a wonderful thing for the U.S. economy. It's also driving the dramatic slowdown that's underway. (more)
Jan 22: Americans may see falling stock markets and employment rates, but worldwide demand and OPEC should keep the heat on oil and gas prices. (more)
Jan 21: Economists dismiss the tax stimulus proposal, saying it's unlikely to save retailers from the weakest sales growth in 6 years. (more)
Jan 18: President says immediate, temporary tax cuts for businesses and individuals are needed to keep economy on track. (more)
Jan 18: More than three out of four Americans believe that a recession has already started or will hit in '08. Half have cut their spending, which could make a slowdown worse. (more)
Actor, Comedian and Economist Ben Stein explains why he's more worried about his eating habits than an impending recession. (more) video
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody's says that policy makers need to be more aggressive to stimulate the economy. (more) video
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Martin Regalia discusses the need for immediate economic stimulus. (more) video