Economy - Most Commented


Food and fuel prices still trouble consumer

May 4, 2012
Checking back in with truck driver Don Holzschuh out on the road for his perspective on the U.S. economic recovery.

Employment numbers? Ignore them.

May 4, 2012
Our New York bureau chief Heidi Moore tells us why we shouldn't be moved by the monthly jobs numbers.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, Unemployment

Regulation at the state level

May 3, 2012
States are trying to make it harder for new regulations and rules to be enacted in the first place.
Posted In: regulation, state government

Older workers facing softening job market

May 3, 2012
A record level of unemployed workers are dealing with long-term unemployment -- including one particular group.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Who Americans trust with big economic decisions

May 3, 2012
Bill Clinton is warning Europeans that the prescription of austerity, quote "continues to be pushed in the face of evidence that it won't work." For those not inclined to accept this kind of economic advice from an ex-U.S. president, the question arises: who do Americans trust to handle these matters?
Posted In: Bill Clinton, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner

Planned job cuts up 7 percent in April, education hard hit

May 3, 2012
State and local budget deficits led to a surge in job cuts in education, and high gas prices hobbled the transportation industry, sending monthly planned layoffs up in April, according to job firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas
Posted In: Jobs, employment

Real estate agents bristle at online listings

May 2, 2012
Zillow, Trulia and other sites contain inaccuracies that skew the market, real estate agents say. Some are pulling their online listings.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

President Obama speaks on Afghanistan drawdown

May 2, 2012
America's role in the war in Afghanistan is winding down, according to President Obama, who gave a speech in Kabul, Afghanistan last night.
Posted In: Barack Obama, government spending, afghanistan

Dow flying high despite other poor economic indicators

May 2, 2012
The Dow closed near its highest level in about four years yesterday, but how can that be when there are so many other economic indicators recently that don’t look so great?
Posted In: stock market, Dow, NASDAQ

PODCAST: Closer to a Facebook IPO, cloudier on an employment recover

May 2, 2012
President Obama said last night during his speech in Kabul, Afghanistan that the goal is for Afghan forces to lead combat operations by next year. Here in this country we'll get some indication this morning of how the housing market is doing. Another way to gauge the health of the housing market, of course, is to check one of those websites like Zillow or Trulia. Executives from the online TV site Hulu are in New York today -- along with their counterparts from Yahoo, Youtube and AOL -- selling their content to advertisers. Elsewhere in New York, the painting known as The Scream goes on auction at Sotheby's.