Economy at a glance

Obama's plan to keep up with My Brother's Keeper

May 4, 2015
Obama will help start a nonprofit version of the government initiative
Posted In: President Obama, minority children, NGOs

Why lower gas prices haven't spurred the economy

May 1, 2015
Spending less on a tank of gas doesn't fuel the economy.
California Chrome

Off to the races!

May 1, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.

Ben Bernanke joins PIMCO

Apr 30, 2015
The former Federal Reserve chairman comes on board as an adviser.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, PIMCO, consulting
According to the Federal Reserve Bank, growth of the U.S. gross domestic product - the value of goods and services produced in the U.S. - has slowed for the first quarter of 2015.

GDP suffers what's becoming a seasonal slowdown

Apr 29, 2015
Q1 GDP growth is slower than the rest of the year, again, and lower than expected.
Posted In: GDP, Economy, algorithms, weather
Kailah Johnson, 5, a pre-k student home from school with citywide closure, joined her mother in a neighborhood clean-up crew the morning after citywide riots over the death of Freddie Gray on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Baltimore and the cost of rioting

Apr 29, 2015
What will be the economic impact of the social unrest happening in Baltimore?
Posted In: Baltimore, riots, tourism
A smartphone displays the 'Uber' mobile application which allows users to hail private-hire cars from any location.

Uber wants to be the Uber of merchant delivery

Apr 29, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

Japan's trade negotiations may be troubled by currency

Apr 28, 2015
Some are claiming the Bank of Japan is manipulating currency.
Posted In: Japan, currency, Bank of Japan, Shinzo Abe

GDP in Portlandia

Apr 28, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

Proposal would cut military pension and add a 401(k)

Apr 27, 2015
Congress may pass a bill to lower 20-year military servicemembers' pensions.
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