From purchases and prices to builder sentiment and construction, the U.S. housing market is making consistent gains. More »Steady US housing recovery is boosting economy
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Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rose this month to its highest level in six and a half years, driven by strong demand for newly built homes and growing optimism that the housing recovery will strengthen next year. More »US homebuilder confidence at 6-year high
Church Hill Classics traditionally sold its diploma frames — which carry a college or university seal or logo — at campus bookstores. Things went well for years, but then sales began to slip at the end of 2007 and kept falling well into 2009. More »When sales slip an owner finds a new framework
President Obama appealed for cooperation and compromise from congressional leaders Friday, saying that surmounting the so-called fiscal cliff at year's end is "urgent business." More »Obama to Hill: Fiscal cliff is 'urgent business'
Small and medium-sized companies in Latin America could play a key role in strengthening and consolidating the region's economic growth, which this year will slow down for the first time in nearly a decade, two international organizations said Friday. More »Smaller companies key to Latin American growth
Long-anointed successor Xi Jinping assumes the leadership of China at a time when the ruling Communist Party is confronting slower economic growth, a public clamor to end corruption and demands for change that threaten its hold on power. More »Xi takes China's helm with many tough challenges
Black Friday just isn't that big of a deal for small businesses, a new survey shows. More »Survey: Black Friday isn't a big deal to small biz
One of the most painful moments small business owners can face is when they realize: It's not working. More »Small business owners reinvent to survive and grow
Small business owners who are worried about the so-called fiscal cliff are concerned beyond their own finances — they're also uneasy about higher taxes on consumers. More »Survey: Taxes on consumers big issue for small biz
U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in September, further evidence that economic growth was stronger over the summer than first thought. More »US business stockpiles grow 0.7 pct. in September
When it comes to new taxes, voters tend to say government should ask for money from somebody else, like the rich. But that doesn't always hold true, especially on the local level. More »Despite what they say, voters favor local taxes
Berlin's budding Internet entrepreneurs received the closest thing to an industry endorsement Tuesday, with a €1 million ($1.3 million) investment from Google Inc. for a new 'hub' where startups can work, play and meet investors. More »Berlin startup scene gets nod from Google
Everyone who pays income tax — and some who don't —will feel it. More »Most in US won't be able to escape 'fiscal cliff'