Economy - Most Commented

Pages

PODCAST: Who gets the big holiday tips, impact of the payroll tax cut extension

Dec 23, 2011
Congress has passed the payroll tax cut extension. We take a look at what the means for consumers. We have some numbers for you: Consumer spending grew just 0.1 percent in November, while orders for U.S. factory goods went up 3.8 percent. Plus, what is the most pessimistic country in the world? And find out which professions receive the biggest holiday tips.
Posted In: consumer spending, France, payroll tax, tips

Mortgage lenders foot bill for payroll cut extension

Dec 23, 2011
Mortgage lenders will pay higher fees to Fannie and Freddie to guarantee their loans. That pays for the extension of the payroll tax cut.
Posted In: mortgage, payroll tax

Multi-generational housing: The mother-in-law's included

Dec 23, 2011
Home builder tries a new inter-generational floor plan – with locking interior doors.
Posted In: Housing

How much are people in the mood to spend?

Dec 23, 2011
Consumer spending eeked up just 0.1 percent in November, despite stories of strong holiday sales. What does that mean about the health of our economy?
Posted In: consumer spending

Embrace your inner spender

Dec 23, 2011
Tess speaks with author James Livingston, who argues that consumer culture is good for the economy, the environment, and your soul.
Posted In: consumer spending

New-home sales tank in 2011

Dec 23, 2011
This year may go on record as the worst for new-home sales since anyone started keeping record.
Posted In: home sales, construction, interest rates

Weekly Wrap: The payroll tax cut deal

Dec 23, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The details of the payroll tax cut extension just passed by Congress.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

PODCAST: GDP revised, bear-ing the Mexican border

Dec 22, 2011
In the U.S., Gross Domestic Product revisions are out today, and the hope is that the number will keep improving as long as problems in Europe, and Washington, don't stunt that growth. In one North Carolina town, local business play nice to help each other out during recession. The Lone Star State loses as many as half a billion trees in 2011, and that's not including the wildfires. And in this week's Attitude Check, we look at how Americans are really feeling about the potential payroll tax cut extension.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), weekly jobless

Lower jobless claims, better consumer sentiment point to improved outlook

Dec 22, 2011
Jack Ablin discusses how today's economic numbers point to a brighter future.
Posted In: Unemployment, bull market

Understanding the year-end unemployment drop

Dec 22, 2011
What's behind the drop in unemployment claims?
Posted In: unemployment

Pages

Support Marketplace