07/19/14 06:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says all American workers deserve to know that if they lose their jobs, their country will help them train for a better one. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Congress has taken steps in the right direction by approving job-training...
By Joseph Lawler | 07/18/14 05:17 PM
The government's consumer finance regulatory agency is seeking to create a new source of aggravation for banks: Consumer testimonials and reviews of financial services.
07/18/14 05:00 PM
Investors jumped on a wave of strong corporate financial results Friday, propelling stocks higher for the third time in five days. The gains wiped out much of the market's losses from the day before, when the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine stirred concerns that...
07/18/14 04:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings gains from Google, Honeywell and other big U.S. companies drive the stock market to a higher close, wiping out much of its loss from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 123 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,097 Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...
07/18/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. But the gains haven't been spread evenly across the country. Some states have boomed. Others have struggled to add jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas...
07/18/14 12:15 PM
LONDON (AP) — Markets settled down Friday but jitters over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine remained at the fulcrum of investors' thoughts. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members aboard the Amsterdam-to-Kuala Lumpur flight were killed in Thursday's crash. U.S authorities and...
07/18/14 12:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 96 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,072 as of midday Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.8 percent, to...
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 06:37 PM
Do some people think taxes don't affect economic choices? If so, they should talk to Trevor Ariza and the Washington Wizards.
07/18/14 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health increased in June for a fifth consecutive month, supporting the view that economic growth should accelerate in the second half of this year. The Conference Board said Friday its index of leading indicators rose 0.3...
By David Harsanyi | 07/18/14 10:17 AM
So President Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics -- "economic patriotism."
By Joseph Lawler | 07/17/14 03:47 PM
By defining the center of economic opinion on a range of topics from mortgages to health care, Mark Zandi has made himself a valuable authority. The leaders of both parties love to cite him -- when his analysis helps their cause.
07/17/14 10:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, a steady decline that suggests a strengthening job market. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dipped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week...
07/17/14 07:46 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue. The report released Thursday also showed that Google's advertising prices are still dropping to extend a nearly...
By Veronique de Rugy | 07/17/14 06:42 PM
Americans now know the Export-Import Bank is a corporatist program built on bad economics.
07/17/14 05:31 PM
The price of oil rose 2 percent Thursday on lower U.S. inventories and concerns that geopolitical tensions could disrupt global supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.99 to close at $103.19 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, the Nymex contract added...
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