US economy

Home Shake Shack Rocks McDonald's to the Burger Patty

As the fast-food upstart startup heads for a $568m IPO and global expansion, the biggest name in the business is suffering terrible financial results. Why?

Luxury How The Shopping Mall Died

What was once Americans' favorite pastime is on its way to becoming a historic relic.

Innovation Why Silicon Valley's Tech Hubris May Be Its Undoing

Big Tech is an economic powerhouse that could use a history lesson to prevent repeating past mistakes of booming industries.

Syndicated Why Warren Buffett Bought Heinz

Buying well-known consumer brands unlikely to be derailed by the digital age may be the key to the billionaire's success.

Advertising Obama Rebrands His Campaign Database As An Action Network

The president is using the emails he amassed during the re-election to get support for his stance guns, immigration, climate and the economy.

Retail Walmart Faces Growing Worker Unrest Ahead Of Black Friday Strike

As the retailer opens its doors earlier than ever for Thanksgiving sales, it faces its first strike in 50 years by disgruntled employees.

Technology Can US Business Rise To Obama's Climate Change Challenge?

US corporations need to step up their game if they are to play a leading role in confronting today's sustainability challenges.

Analysis Apple's Tim Cook Is Cleaning Out The Company

The razor-sharp CEO's latest firings are designed to leave no one in any doubt where he stands – or where the buck stops.

Work Why The American Voter Is No Longer Interested In 'Hope'

US demographics are changing -- becoming less white, less religious and more urban, but the way the Republicans and Democrats are talking about the future of the country is not.

Design 10 Stories You Need To Know Today

IKEA removes women from Middle Eastern catalogs, Free digital textbooks, a 625-foot-tall Staten Island Ferris Wheel, and proof that the Library of Congress should accept public submissions to stay relevant...Links to start your day with.

Design Rise In US Home Sales Has Economists Optimistic [Headlines]

Cheaper mortgage rates and improved job market 'unleash pent-up demand' as economists think the crisis may be easing.

Syndicated Why Has Mexican Immigration Fallen For The First Time In 40 Years? [Headlines]

Study suggests faltering US economy and the resulting lack of job opportunity for Mexican immigrants as a reason for the decrease.

Infographic Of How Americans Spend During The Holidays [Headlines]

'Tis the season to spend on gifts for loved ones. How have Americans parted with their cash in the past?

U.S. Households Headed By Those 65 And Older Have 47 Times More Wealth Than Younger Households [Headlines]

Typical net worth of younger households is 68% less today than it was in 1984.