The good news is that a lot of people are feeling richer lately. But the news won't stay good unless incomes start to catch up.
General Motors assembly workers work on a Cadillac at a plant in Lansing, Mich. Rebecca Cook/Reuters General Motors assembly workers work on a Cadillac at a plant in Lansing, Mich.
Food distribution giant Sysco is buying rival US Foods for $3.5 billion, showing how U.S. companies are putting buyouts back on the menu for the first time since 2007.
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said the U.S. central bank should begin dialing back its asset purchases as soon as possible in an economy that doesn't need any more monetary stimulus.
The Dow Jones industrial average edged higher on Monday as the stock market extended its rally from Friday, when the government reported strong hiring for last month.