By Joseph Lawler | 07/25/14 12:58 PM
There's new evidence that the huge number of Americans counted as long-term unemployed has been dropping in recent months because those people have been finding jobs, not because they've given up looking.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/21/14 04:12 PM
With inadequate housing or shelter options, many homeless people are forced to live out of doors and in public places.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/24/14 02:52 PM
Led by brewpubs and microbreweries, the number of U.S. breweries has doubled since 2007 to roughly 3,000, according to the Brewers Association, with hundreds more under construction.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/24/14 06:48 PM
President Obama placed the blame for the recent rush of U.S. companies to overseas tax jurisdictions squarely on congressional inaction Thursday, saying that "Congress is just not productive."
By Joseph Lawler | 07/24/14 12:41 PM
Those expecting the housing market to adjust to last year's steep increase in mortgage rates and resume recovering from the mortgage crisis will have to wait longer for clarity.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/23/14 05:39 PM
Appearing Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee he used to head, former Rep. Barney Frank, the architect of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, dismissed the idea of reinstating Glass-Steagall, the Depression-era law that split investment banks from commercial banks that...
By Joseph Lawler | 07/23/14 11:27 AM
An outgoing commissioner of the regulatory agency that oversees derivatives contracts will become the CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, a trade group for firms that engage in derivatives transactions, according to a statement from the ISDA Wednesday.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/22/14 10:58 AM
Consumer inflation held steady at 2.1 percent yearly in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/21/14 08:17 AM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen isn't sure what's gone wrong with the U.S. housing comeback. “I have to say that I'm somewhat surprised,” Yellen said of the weakness of the housing market in a hearing in the House last week. “Frankly, it continues to be sluggish. And I can't give...
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.
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.
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.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/17/14 04:56 PM
Sen. Orrin Hatch isn't playing along with Jack Lew's exhortation for "economic patriotism."
By Joseph Lawler | 07/16/14 05:50 PM
She avoided making any big monetary policy news in two appearances on Capitol Hill this week, but Janet Yellen couldn't escape a few confrontations that raise doubts about the details of the Federal Reserve's plans to avoid bailouts in future financial crises.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 01:43 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren grilled Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on an important provision of the law intended to prevent banks from becoming too big to fail.
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