Large numbers of elderly Chinese are living below the poverty line and suffering from physical problems or depression, according to a study published Friday by western and Chinese academics.

The U.K. economy may be crawling back to growth, but the number of people relying on food handouts is soaring due to welfare cuts and unemployment.

First-time claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, signaling the job market may be softer than hoped ahead of next week’s jobs report.

The U.S. economy grew at 2.4% in the first quarter, a slightly slower pace than originally reported according to revisions released by the Commerce Department Thursday.

Thanks to the shifting nature of the global economy, some once down-and-out cities are seeing an influx of foreign executives and other personnel from international organizations.

Nearly 11 million people depend on federal disability payments … but the system is on the verge of running short of money.

There are more than 200 tax breaks in the U.S. tax code, and the top 10 for individuals are by far the most expensive. How expensive? They will cost federal coffers $12 trillion over the next decade.

The former head of the Federal Reserve warned that the Fed is now being asked to „do too much” to help prop up the U.S. economy

The multi-billion dollar acquisition of Smithfield Foods by Shuanghui International makes sense given China’s rising pork consumption and growing market, analysts say.

Many women are finding work in the oil industry … including more dangerous jobs in the field. One engineer discusses the good and bad about being a woman on a rig.

Moms are the sole or primary breadwinner in four out of 10 households with children. But 51% of Americans believe children are better off when a mom stays home with the kids and doesn’t hold a job, according a Pew Research Center study.

Austerity has been put on the backburner in Europe. Now officials are emphasizing economic reform and growth.

Moms are the sole or primary breadwinner in four out of 10 households with children. But 51% of Americans believe children are better off when a mom stays home with the kids and doesn’t hold a job, according a Pew Research Center study.