US budget deficit down 37.6 percent through July

The U.S. government on Monday reported a $97.6 billion deficit for July but remains on track to post its lowest annual budget gap in five years…

Unemployment dips to 7.4 percent

The nation’s unemployment rate is now at a four and a-half-year low of 7.4 percent…

30-year loan up to 4.39%

Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages ticked up this week but are still low by historical standards, a trend that has helped the housing market recover…

Facebook passes IPO price for 1st time since IPO

Facebook’s stock price has passed its $38 IPO price for the first time since its rocky initial public offering more than a year ago…

US home prices rise 12.2 percent, best in 6 years

U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest annual gain since March 2006…

Amazon.com looks to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states

Amazon.com Inc. is looking to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states….

Sneaky credit card charges add up

Sneaky charges hiding inside your credit card statements could be costing you hundreds of dollars a year…

Survey shows China manufacturing at 11-month low

China’s manufacturing fell to an 11-month low this month, a disappointing performance that puts pressure on Chinese leaders…

US to conduct secondary review of Smithfield deal

Smithfield Foods Inc. says the U.S. government is conducting a secondary review of its pending takeover by China’s largest meat producer…

Bay Area median home price rises

The real estate tracking firm DataQuick says the median price for homes in the nine-county San Francisco Bay area reached $555,000…