To get an idea of how Janet Yellen will steer the ship that is the U.S. economy once she takes her seat as Fed chair, let's take a look at what she has already done.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating.
The Federal Reserve is preparing to ease the throttle on its historically easy monetary policy at a time when the economy remains in a decidedly unsettled position.
U.S. consumer prices barely rose in August, but gains in rents and medical care costs pointed to a trend that could allow the Fed to start reducing its stimulus efforts.
Higher energy costs pushed U.S. wholesale prices up 0.3 percent last month. Prices rose a modest 1.4 percent over the past year, the lowest one-year gain since April.
U.S. workers were more productive from April through June than previously estimated while labor costs were unchanged.
Consumer prices rose as expected in July, which could comfort Federal Reserve officials worried about low inflation as they weigh trimming their massive bond buying program.
Falling energy prices kept a lid on wholesale inflation in July after a jump in gasoline had boosted prices in June.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in June to its lowest level in nearly four years as imports reversed the prior month's spike.
For years, low interest rates have hurt retirees. But the biggest impact could well hit current workers, including those who are still more than a decade away from retiring.
Nobody can say where markets and the economy will go next, but hindsight is 20/20. Here are some of the most unfortunate money mistakes of the year so far.
Consumer prices rose more than expected in June as gasoline prices jumped.
U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in June, pointing to an apparent increase in inflationary pressures.
The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concluded Thursday.
Many tipped restaurant employees haven't seen a raise in 22 years, but there are ways you can help boost their wages.
U.S. workers' pay, already struggling to keep pace with inflation, was shrunk by an increase in Social Security taxes on Jan. 1, but consumers so far are stilling spending.
College costs in America have gone through the roof, rising far faster than the costs of housing or health care: Here, in one infographic, is the tuition explosion explained.
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