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  Health of U.S. Economy

Wholesale inflation dips unexpectedly

Wholesale prices dropped unexpectedly in September due to lower energy costs, as inflation remains in check amid signs of a broad economic recovery. Full story

Manufacturing grows for second month in row

A private measure of the manufacturing sector grew for a second straight month in September, but at a slower pace than in August, another sign pointing to a bumpy recovery. Full story

Manufacturing, home sales show growth signs

The U.S. manufacturing sector grew in August for the first time in 19 months, adding to evidence that the recession is ending. Full story

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July mass layoffs lowest in nearly a year

Services sector's health weaker than expected


  Obama: 'Economy is on path to recovery'

Sept. 1: President Obama announce that for the first time in 18 months, the U.S. manufacturing sector has expanded, indicating that the country is on the path to economic recovery.

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