Orange County's economy shows signs of a recovery

One of the county's biggest economic drivers, tourism employment, has rebounded while other sectors are improving. The opening of Cars Land, the latest expansion for Disney's California Adventure theme park, made headlines in recent days. But t…

Weak U.S. job market weighs on broader economy

WASHINGTON — The sluggish job market is weighing on the U.S. economy three years after the Great Recession ended. And the signs suggest hiring may not strengthen any time soon.

Markets Live: Shares steady as dollar drops

Shares tread water, as the political turmoil in Greece continues and amid more signs of slowing growth in China, while the dollar hovers around parity.

Euro Gains Against Majors Amid Greek Debt Impasse; Yen Declines

The euro gained against the majority of its most-traded counterparts as the central bank saw signs of stabilization? in the region and investors speculated Greece would convince European leaders to release its aid package.

Dec. home sales improve

WASHINGTON — Home sales in December reached their highest pace in nearly a year. The gain coincided with other signs that the troubled housing market improved at the end of last year.

Gillard Growth Spurs Second-worst Global Bonds: Australia Credit

Australian bonds are falling by the most among developed nations outside of Portugal as signs the South Pacific country’s economic rebound is strengthening drive the steepest increase in inflation expectations since May.

China Manufacturing Stability May Ease Hard Landing? Concern

Signs of stability in China’s manufacturing industry in September may ease concern the world’s second-largest economy will suffer a slump in economic expansion that escalates the risk of another global recession.

British Gilts Jump, Pound Depreciates on Signs Economic Growth is Slowing

Ten-year gilts rose for the ninth successive week, the longest run since Bloomberg began collecting the data in 1989, amid signs that growth is weakening, reducing the case for higher U.K. interest rates. (3 hours ago)

Fed Officials Divided on Stimulus, Disappointed on Job Growth

Federal Reserve officials differed last month over whether more signs of strength in the U.S. recovery would warrant reducing or slowing record monetary stimulus even as they affirmed disappointment with job growth. (20 mins ago)

Dollar Falls a Third Day Before German Exports, U.S. Job Reports

The dollar declined for a third day against the euro before reports forecast to show German exports increased for a second month and U.S. initial jobless claims fell, adding to signs the global economy is improving. (20 mins ago)