By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 03:42 PM
Take this quick quiz and see if you can figure out what the head of the Federal Reserve is saying.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 06:08 PM
Amid a slow recovery for poor Americans, the creation of a mega-dollar store might be interpreted as a grim sign of diminished consumer expectations. But the reality is that the economic outlook has improved.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/30/14 06:36 PM
The president engaged in jovial back-and-forth with audience members and seemed to bask in some good economic news about the growth of the economy in the second quarter.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 02:43 PM
The Federal Reserve continued cutting its monthly bond purchases Wednesday, bringing the monetary stimulus program within months of its end.
By Steve Doty | 07/30/14 01:02 PM
President Obama said Wednesday in Kansas City that the economic decisions his administration have made over the years are starting to pay off.Â
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 11:56 AM
Last year's government shutdown coincided with the strongest economic growth of the economic recovery, data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Wednesday show.
By Sean Higgins | 07/30/14 11:42 AM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., called for repealing the federal government's Davis-Bacon Act, which sets wages for federal contracting work.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 10:08 AM
U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Wednesday morning. Real GDP grew at a 4 percent annual rate, beating analysts' expectations and marking a sharp swing back toward economic expansion after the first quarter's contraction.
By Philip Klein | 07/30/14 09:39 AM
Health care spending was nearly flat in the second quarter, growing at a mere 0.7 percent rate, according to data released on Wednesday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
By Zack Colman | 07/29/14 06:41 PM
The White House and supportive Democrats tout the administration's climate strategy as a financial winner, while opponents argue it would hit people's pocketbooks and reduce electric grid reliability.
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 06:19 PM
Heavy unionization cost the average worker in Michigan about $11,000 over the last 50 years. It cost workers in Nevada about $9,000 over the same period and Ohio workers about $8,600.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/29/14 04:24 PM
"This is so important," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "because 85,000 Washington state jobs hang in the balance. That is how many jobs have been supported here in the state by the Export-Import Bank.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/28/14 07:02 PM
The median American household saw its wealth decline by more than one-third in the past decade, according to a new estimate published by the Russell Sage Foundation.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/28/14 02:35 PM
The Social Security disability trust fund is only two years away from exhaustion, Social Security's Board of Trustees announced Monday, while saying that Medicare's finances appear to have strengthened, thanks to slowing growth in the cost of health care.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/28/14 07:46 AM
For perspective, if the Fed were allowed to buy stocks, at current prices it could have bought Apple, Google and Microsoft for that sum -- with General Motors and Ford thrown into the mix, with $44 billion left over.
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