Job Market

How to Start Saving More Now

You might be tired of hearing about how important it is to save for emergencies and retirement. But here are a few reasons why you should sit up and pay attention this time.

U.S. Jobless Claims Climb Slightly

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, which could further allay fears of a major setback in the labor market recovery.

Leading Economic Indicators Index Up 0.2% in January

A measure of the U.S. economy's future direction edged up in January from December, suggesting slow growth will continue in the coming months. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators rose 0.2 percent in January to 94.1, the second straight increase.

Some Fed Officials Worried Bond Purchases May Fuel Inflation

Several Federal Reserve policymakers warned last month that the Fed's plan to keep buying $85 billion in bonds each month until the job market is healthy could eventually escalate inflation, unsettle financial markets or cost the Fed money when it sells its investments.