By Joseph Lawler | 11/12/13 12:14 PM
The Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program is "the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time," according to one former Federal Reserve official. Writing in the Wall Street Journal's opinion pages, Andrew Huszar says the Fed has made large-scale purchases of Treasury and...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/12/13 11:21 AM
America’s small businesses remain pessimistic about the economy, but the problems they’re facing have changed over the past year.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/12/13 06:09 AM
President Obama will nominate Treasury Department veteran Timothy Massad to be the nation's top regulator of financial derivatives on Tuesday afternoon, according to a White House official.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/11/13 02:56 PM
American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin is pushing back against complacency over deficits this week and calling for renewed attention to the problem of the United States’ long-term debt.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/08/13 10:18 AM
Benjamin Landy for the Century Foundation: American society is more divided today than in any other year since the Great Depression, with massive concentrations of wealth and income in the hands of an elite few. Such extreme inequality should push Americans toward a more redistributive...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/08/13 10:14 AM
The U.S. gained 204,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department announced friday, as the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in a jobs report tainted by the government shutdown. The October unemployment rate was slightly inflated by the government shutdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/04/13 10:33 AM
The government shutdown and debt limit fight is in the past, in terms of politics. For the U.S. economy, however, the fallout is yet to be quantified. On Friday, the federal government will release its delayed October jobs report, the biggest early indicator report yet on how much the...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/03/13 12:25 PM
The first month's enrollment numbers for the president's health care law "are not going to be what we want them to be" when they're released later this month, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer acknowledged Sunday morning on ABC's "This Week." Pfeiffer said that President Obama is...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/03/13 11:22 AM
Mitt Romney harshly criticized President Obama's leadership Sunday morning, saying that Obama's "fundamental dishonesty" in promoting his health care law "has really put in peril the whole foundation of his second term." Romney also rejected comparisons between Obamacare and the law he enacted...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/03/13 11:13 AM
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney strongly pushed back Sunday morning against reports that his campaign saw New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a flawed potential running mate, saying on NBC's "Meet the Press" that "they don't come better than Chris Christie." Romney shook off...
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