By Joseph Lawler | 08/03/14 06:06 PM
In mid-2013, Americans finally began adding mortgage debt, and picked up the pace of their borrowing for other kinds of spending, as data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's credit survey shows.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/01/14 11:55 AM
The U.S. economy may be steadily adding jobs, but so far in 2014, there are few signs that the labor market improvement is translating into income gains for workers.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/01/14 11:49 AM
The U.S. labor market may finally be gathering momentum.Â The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added 209,000 payroll jobs in July.
By Nicole Gelinas | 07/31/14 06:52 PM
Ending "too big to fail" doesn't just require Congress to make a better banking law. It has to do with us, and weaning Americans from their addiction to debt.
By Byron York | 07/31/14 06:23 PM
In the long run of presidential politics, the economy is still pretty much the only story that really matters, and there are plenty of troubling indications that today's economic unhappiness will dominate our politics for years to come.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/31/14 02:21 PM
The Government Accountability Office handed a modest victory to big banks Thursday in the ongoing fight over whether the "too-big-to-fail" problem has been resolved, while still giving bank credits something to cheer.
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.
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