By Joseph Lawler | 12/02/13 08:59 AM
A slew of economic data coming out this week will answer the question of how well the U.S. has survived the government shutdown and debt limit fights -- and, possibly, what the Federal Reserve will do in response. The number-one economic indicator, the jobs report, is due out Friday morning...
11/30/13 05:02 PM
(www.usatoday.com) Santa is likely to bring retailers a sales boost this Christmas, but the real question is whether the holiday season will prepare the economy to accelerate in the new year.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/29/13 10:53 AM
David Callahan at Demos' Policy Shop: There are few better ways to uncover fraud in an industry than to incentivize insiders to blow the whistle on wrongdoing.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/29/13 08:47 AM
Five years after the financial crisis, 4.1 million Americans have been out of work for longer than 27 weeks. Many of them face a looming deadline at the end of the year, when federal long-term unemployment benefits expire.
11/27/13 10:00 AM
Few of the UK’s largest listed companies regularly consider the cyber threat to their business, yet most think their board members take this risk very seriously, according to a survey carried out by the business department.
By Pablo Gorondi | 11/27/13 09:47 AM
The price of oil dropped below $93 a barrel Wednesday as a U.S. report on crude supplies pointed to a surprisingly high increase last week. If confirmed, it would be the 10th consecutive week of rising crude stocks.
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 09:27 AM
A measure of the U.S. economy's health increased in October, suggesting consumers and businesses mostly shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown.
11/27/13 09:15 AM
(www.forbes.com) What will happen to the economy after the Federal Reserve begins to slow down its current quantitative easing? This is a hot topic, especially with Janet Yellen on track to become the next chairman of the Fed, as well as some rumblings from key Fed officials suggest that support...
11/27/13 08:51 AM
(www.washingtonpost.com) Fears about jobs and the economy are high, a poll shows, especially among lower-income Americans.
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 08:35 AM
No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers — and for people on their holiday shopping lists. The average price of gasoline has tumbled 49 cents from its peak this year to $3.29 a gallon, putting it on track for the...
By Paul Bedard | 12/17/13
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