More Economy Articles

  • House GOP bill turns to Bush economist to rein in Fed

    House Republicans are trying again to rein in the Federal Reserve, this time with a bill that would force the central bank to explain its monetary policy decisions to Congress.

  • Boeing raises forecast for new airplane demand

    CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. raised its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 4 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia. The Chicago company said Thursday that it expects deliveries of 36,770 new airplanes over the...

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.15 pct

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average rate for a 30-year loan rose to 4.15 percent from 4.12 percent last week. The average for the...

  • US wholesalers slow restocking as sales weaken

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale stockpiles rose in May at the weakest pace in five months as companies kept their supplies in line with slower sales. Wholesale stockpiles grew 0.5 percent in May, the Commerce Department said Thursday, down from a 1 percent surge in April. Big gains in...

  • U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to near a seven-year low

    Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began.

  • More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected

    LONDON (AP) — More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing. That's the conclusion of business consulting firm EY, which says the value of takeover deals announced in the first...

  • Bank of England leaves interest rates steady

    LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has kept interest rates steady at a record low of 0.5 percent and refrained from pumping more money into the economy even as the recovery gathers strength. Thursday's decision was widely expected, even after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney startled...

  • President Obama: Republicans aren't terrible people --- they're just wrong

    You poor, misguided Republicans. If only you could get with President Obama's program, everything would be right in America again.

  • Yes, long-term unemployment is falling, but for 'all the wrong reasons'

    Long-term unemployment in the U.S. fell 293,000 in June to 3.1 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this month.

  • Fed sets an expiration date for quantitative easing

    Federal Reserve officials have an end in mind for the latest round of quantitative easing: If all goes to plan, they will taper the central bank's bond purchases from the current $35 billion a month to zero by October.

  • More good news about job creation -- but there's a catch

    Analysts had expected that the number of job openings for May would settle back down after a boom of nearly 10 percent in April. Instead, they rose again, from 4.5 to 4.6 million, according to the BLS' Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).

  • EXography: Employment keeps sagging in the Obama recovery

    When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation.

  • These are the 10 wealthiest ZIP codes in America

    The nation's wealthiest ZIP codes are concentrated mostly on the coasts, with California and New England playing host to some serious cash, according to a new report from the Atlantic's CityLab.

  • Looking under the hood on the latest good jobs report

    Let's bring American companies back home. There will be more growth, more investment, more jobs and much higher wages.

  • Minimum wage push shows ballot measure hurdles in Nebraska

    Supporters of a higher minimum wage claimed victory last week in their effort to place the issue on the November ballot, but getting it there wasn't easy.



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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