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Why Jobs are Essential to the Economy

Americans who are unemployed or underemployed are three times as likely to fall behind on their bills as those who are fully employed, according to a Gallup Poll released Tuesday.

Growing Public Support for Tax Package

Gallup, Pew Center and Washington Post/ABC News surveys all showed that Americans, for the most part, support the tax package approved by the Senate on Wednesday.

Negative Attitudes Straining Worker Productivity

About 60% of those polled in a recent survey said negativity is making it more difficult for employees to stay focused. Criticism, gossip and lack of teamwork are all contributing to reduced productivity, the poll found.

Americans Are Most Likely to Go Without Health Care

An international survey of 11 industrialized nations reveals that adults in the U.S. are by far the most likely to go without health care or skip filling a prescription because of costs, due to a high-cost health care system that lags behind those of other modern countries.

U.S. Consumer Spending Grew in October

U.S. consumer spending grew about 7% in October from September, but remained down 5% from the same month last year, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

Most Americans Say the Recession Isn't Over Yet

About three out of four Americans say the U.S. is still in a recession, with Republicans and women slightly more pessimistic about the U.S. economy than Democrats and men, according to a recent AOL survey.

Poll: Americans Split on Control of Congress

Americans are evenly split on which political party should control Congress, while about a third of likely voters are apathetic, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Monday.

Americans Saving More as Economic Worries Persist

Concern about the economy is encouraging Americans to save more than they did a year ago, says a new report. The lack of growth in consumer spending signals that the recession won't end anytime soon.

Loan Approval Rate Expected to Drop as Applications Rise

Approval rates for bank loans will likely fall as the number of applications increase over the next six months, according to a recent survey of banking professionals released today by Fair Isaac and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Financial Advisers Get More Optimistic About Stocks, Jobs

Independent investment advisers remain fairly bullish in their outlooks for the economy, the job market and stock market performance over the next sixth months, even as their clients have become more pessimistic, a recent survey by discount brokerage Charles Schwab has found.

What Makes Five Guys the New Burger Masters

Five Guys Burgers and Fries may or may not be the "next McDonald's." But according to ratings juggernaut Zagat, it is surely the next In-N-Out Burger. Survey results released Monday indicate the upstart chain has supplanted the cult-favorite in the Best Burger category.

Survey: Recovery Continues, but at Slower Pace

With so much talk about the possibility that the nation is slipping into a double-dip recession, a new economic survey by the National Association of Business Economics shows the U.S. recovery continued through the second quarter, although at a slower pace than earlier in the year.

Two More Reports Hint at a Slowing Economy

On the heels of Intel%u2019s better-than-expected June quarter earnings report, the latest U.S. business inventory and import/export reports suggest the nation's economy slowed somewhat in the second quarter.

No Jobs Yet: Execs See Little Hiring Until Next Year

Chief financial officers at U.S. companies are increasingly pessimistic about the job market over the next six to 12 months: Results from two independent surveys say most firms don%u2019t plan to do any significant hiring until 2011 or beyond.

The Most American Car Brand? Surprise! It's Toyota

Consumers looking to buy a truly domestic car or truck may find that some familiar American models are far less homegrown than they'd think, while two Japanese nameplates -- Toyota and Honda -- snagged half of the top 10 spots on a recent 'Made in America' automotive survey.

GM, Ford Zoom Past Toyota in New Quality Survey

After trailing Asian automakers for more than two decades, U.S. car companies, led by Ford Motor and General Motors, zoomed past their foreign competition in the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study of new cars and trucks.

What Will Make E-Reading Take Off? A Low-Priced Tablet

A Boston Consulting Group survey has encouraging results for publishers anxious to turn the masses on to e-reading. Significant numbers plan to buy an e-reader, and what they're after is a cheap, multifunctional device like a tablet PC.