Economy - Most Commented


Owning is now cheaper than renting

Jan 18, 2012
Back during the housing bubble, houses cost 20 percent more than renting. Now the difference is the other way.
Posted In: Housing, rent vs. buy

Unemployment will be big issue in S.C. primary

Jan 17, 2012
The two Republican primaries so far this year have been in states with relatively healthy economies. That isn't the case in South Carolina, where presidential hopefuls hit the ballot next.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, republican primaries, Unemployment

Richard Cordray and the CFPB set to work

Jan 17, 2012
Newly appointed head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, speaks about the priorities on the table for the organization.
Posted In: CFPB, Richard Cordray, regulation

Raising the debt ceiling could be easier this time

Jan 17, 2012
The U.S. Treasury is once again set to reach its borrowing limit. But this time around, it might not spark quite the same debates in Washington as last time around.
Posted In: debt ceiling

PODCAST: Managing for value

Jan 17, 2012
China's GDP growth has slowed, but was still at 8.9 percent for the last quarter of 2011. The upcoming primary in South Carolina will focus more on economic issues than earlier contests this year. Newly appointed CFPB Director Richard Cordray explains his plans for the agency. We take a look at how companies spin news stores for their own advantage, and stock brokers in Hong Kong are fighting for their right to a long lunch break.

Food stamp use is only rising

Jan 17, 2012
A surge in food stamp use is being fueled by middle-income people who have lost their jobs or homes.
Posted In: food stamps

Age of U.S. cars hits record high 10.8 years

Jan 17, 2012
Experts see bright days ahead for the auto industry as Americans look to replace their clunkers in droves.
Posted In: auto sales, cars, Auto

Retail workers protest low pay and hours

Jan 17, 2012
Store employees say they must fight for hours and work unpredictable shifts, and still can't make a living, according to a union survey.
Posted In: Retail, part-time jobs

The economic impact of catastrophe

Jan 17, 2012
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the economic impact of things like natural disasters and terrorist attacks -- and how companies should prepare.
Posted In: natural disasters, just in time

Majority of Americans feel class conflict

Jan 16, 2012
A new study out finds larger percentages of Americans are seeing conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.
Posted In: pew, Rich, poor, class