Americans says they're doing better seven years after the Great Recession hit. But many still struggle to save enough for the next financial emergency.
Sixty-nine percent of 18- to 24-year-olds, either in college or recently graduated, name financial stability as one of their top-three priorities.
Renters, often pushed out of homes by foreclosures, are more financially fragile than homeowners, a new study finds.
Another financial crisis is looming, with the rise of HELOCs and the disappearance of problems from credit reports, seven years after they occurred.
To push for a vote on a bill to renew extended federal aid, advocates for the long-term unemployed highlight personal stories of jobless people.
Wealthy Americans are lavishing money on their favored charities, while giving is flat to groups more dependent on financially squeezed middle-class donors.
The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans increased from 2005 to 2010, and a new study associates that spike with the recent foreclosure crisis.
Digging yourself out of debt can be tough even in the best of times. But what happens if your significant other loses a good-paying job?
Consumer sentiment fell in March as consumers were less hopeful about the prospects for the overall economy, a survey shows.
A day after the Lehman bankruptcy, Bernanke and Yellen expressed concern about weaknesses in the economy, newly released transcripts show.
The budget deficit is set to fall to $514 billion this year, down substantially from last year and the lowest level by far since President Obama took office five years ago.
You've heard the story: U.S. businesses have been raking in epic profits, then stashing them away instead of putting them to work to grow the economy. But there's more to it.
Alan Greenspan strikes back at the notion that he or anyone could have known how or when to defuse the threats that triggered the 2008 crisis.
AIG CEO Robert Benmosche went way overboard in his defense of the banking industry's bonus practices, saying that such criticism is as bad as lynchings.
The share of households who aren't paying any federal income tax has fallen, and a new analysis predicts that it will continue to shrink in years to come.
With the five-year anniversary of the financial crisis just around the corner, many still worry it could happen all over again. But Morgan Stanley's CEO isn't one of them.
Federal regulators reportedly are preparing to impose a fine of $80 million on JPMorgan Chase relating to its dealings with retail customers during the recession.
Four new manufacturing reports released this week suggest there are cracks at the foundation of the economic recovery.
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.
Sen. Kay Hagan aims to change the nation's dismal record when it comes to educating young people about personal finance. Her plan: the Financial Literacy for Students Act.
U.S. private employers added 158,000 jobs in March, falling short of analyst expectations, a report by ADP showed Wednesday.
But is their future really that bright? Not as things currently stand.
Low-wage workers, those earning $35,000 or less annually, are generally pessimistic about their finances and career prospects, a new survey finds.
Stocks around the world fell sharply Monday as investors gave their initial verdict to a weekend plan to tax depositors in Cypriot banks as part of the island nation's...