SNAP -- the program that provides food and nutrition assistance to millions of low-income Americans -- may not be effective at current funding levels, suggests a new study.
Fresh reports show the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, while inflation remains muted.
More than 2 million people could lose jobless benefits over the next few months if Congress doesn't extend an emergency aid program.
Lockheed Martin will cut 4,000 jobs, about 3.5 percent of its workforce, as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.
When the whole family gathers for a holiday meal, the odds are, eventually, the subject of finances will come up -- and focused on the topics you least want to discuss.
Here's a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you'll just want to know.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined largely as expected last week.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped from a six-month high last week.
TD Bank is giving a hand to customers who are idled federal workers. Until the checks start flowing from Washington again, it'll let them overdraft their accounts by $1,000.
The latest victims of the government shutdown? Policy wonks, politicians and TV talking heads who are losing the opportunity to dissect the monthly jobs report.
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week but remained at pre-recession levels, a signal of growing strength in the labor market.
Think the government shutdown and furlough is just a Washington, D.C.,-area problem? Think again: The economic impact is headed your way, too.
Hyundai says that any furloughed government workers facing a payment on their Hyundai can wait until they're back to work.
Janet Yellen, front-runner to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, comes well qualified, but she faces challenges no Fed chief has ever faced.
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, but a data glitch makes it difficult to get a clear read on the labor market's health.
America's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite our slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor.
TechCrunch Disrupt may be a forum to showcase tech innovation, but at the conference in San Francisco this week, speakers seemed more focused on our deeper social problems.
The number of new U.S. jobless claims fell sharply last week but much of the decline appeared due to technical problems in claims processing.
U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in July but hired more workers, a mixed sign that suggests only modest improvement in the job market.
Ever wonder what the social safety net battle looks like from the other side? Here's a look at the eight groups that have been hurt the worst by budget cuts.
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits falls to a near five-year low.
This Labor Day, your personal labor is probably worth less than it was 13 years ago. Here's why, and what it would take to turn the ugly wages trends around.
America's unions are in their worst state in almost a century. How did we get here, what can be done, and are they worth saving?
A new chairman is just the beginning of what could be a big leadership change at the Federal Reserve next year.
The U.S. ran a budget deficit in July, although government revenues increased from a year earlier due to tax hikes and a strengthening economy, a Treasury report shows.