Economy

Gov. Chris Christie (left; credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) and Connecticut GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. (right; credit: John Woike-Pool/Getty Images)

Christie Stumps For Foley In Connecticut, Says He Needs To Focus On Economy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said Tuesday that Connecticut is one of the top two gubernatorial races in the country.

09/23/2014

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey: LI Small Businesses Optimistic On Economic Front

A new survey finds most businesses are looking to add workers within the next five years. The survey was sponsored by Bethpage FCU and conducted by the Stony Brook University Center for Survey Research.

03/06/2014

FILE -- New York City traffic. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Older Drivers And The Danger Ahead

The risks that New Yorkers take on the roads are getting worse every day, and some say that the hazardous conditions can be blamed on the economy.

11/11/2013

People walk by a Bank of America branch in Times Square on Sept. 20, 2012. (credit: Getty Images)

Bank Of America Found Liable In Mortgage Fraud Trial

Bank of America was found liable for fraud in a civil case the government said captured the frenzied pursuit of profits at all costs just before the economy collapsed.

10/23/2013

Protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 9, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Poll: Americans’ Disgust With Congress At Record High

According to a CBS News poll, 85 percent of those surveyed said they do not approve of the job Congress is doing.

10/22/2013

Lehman Brothers

Expert Issues Gloomy Report On Anniversary Of Lehman Brothers Collapse

Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Lehman Brothers investment bank collapse, and one expert said the situation has not really improved.

09/15/2013

People walk through the arcade area on the newly rebuilt boardwalk after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy on May 4, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: Jersey Shore Revenues Down This Summer In Spite Of Recovery Efforts

Manasquan is one town whose revenue decline can be attributed to just about every problem experienced along the shore. Beach revenue, including from parking, was down $290,000 through July 21.

07/27/2013

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Summer Gas Price Spike Could Be Rippling Through The Rest Of The Economy

The summer spike in gas prices has drivers feeling the pain at the pump, but that financial stress could be rippling through the rest of the economy as well.

07/25/2013

Main Street in Farmingdale, N.Y. (file / credit: Google Maps)

Experts: Long Island Needs To Step Up To Keep Its Youth

The birthplace of suburbia needs an upgrade if it hopes to hold on to a strong economy, according to experts meeting in Farmingdale about the future of Long Island.

06/20/2013

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut House Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The House voted 89-53, with eight lawmakers not voting, to pass the bill. The vote came nearly a week after the state Senate approved the legislation.

05/30/2013

The Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge as seen from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building - April 30, 2013 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Real Estate Analyst: Next Two Months ‘Once In A Generation Opportunity’ For NYC Area

We’ve heard the overall headline that home sales are the best in seven years. But we wanted to break down the trends for the New York City area.

05/01/2013

Immigrants take the oath of citizenship in Newark (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Immigration And Economy Focus Of Long Island Forum

A strong Long Island economy is dependent on a immigrant workforce, according to Joe Gergela of the Long Island Farm Bureau.

03/12/2013

President Barack Obama waves before delivering his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On State Of The Union: Economic Revival Is ‘Unfinished Task’

President Barack Obama said the national union is strong State of the Union Address Tuesday night, but he still has a raft of sticky-wicket problems to deal with at home and abroad.

02/12/2013

Sandy's destruction at Seaside Heights as seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Rutgers Professor: Sandy Could Have Beneficial Effect On New Jersey

Superstorm Sandy could wind up benefiting the New Jersey economy. That’s the expert opinion from the Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning at Rutgers University.

01/14/2013

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Addresses Debt Limit, Gun Control In Final News Conference Of First Term

President Barack Obama demanded Monday that Congress raise the federal debt limit quickly and said he will soon ask Congress to enact new gun legislation in the wake of the shootings a month ago in Newtown, Conn.

01/14/2013

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