Economy - Most Commented


How local government translates big economic news

Aug 12, 2011
The downgrade and the fears of a double-dip recession are making news in Washington, but how are local governments assessing the future? The City of Commerce's city administrator offers his point of view

Cisco Systems reports solid earnings

Aug 11, 2011
But there's a dark side to its report -- the U.S. government.

First moves from the Colbert Super PAC

Aug 11, 2011
In Iowa, the shadowy Stephen Colbert-run political action committee rears its head

Time to focus on jobs and growth

Aug 10, 2011
Commentator Robert Reich says Washington's focus on debt and deficits will not cure what really ails the U.S. economy.

The downgrade's effect on cities' budgets and growth

Aug 9, 2011
Michael Bissonette, mayor of Chicopee, Mass., discusses how the S&P downgrade decision is already affecting his city and its plans for expansion and job growth

Deja vu all over again for the economy?

Aug 9, 2011
Sharp stock market drops of late are reminiscent of the 2008 crisis -- and that's put investors on edge. But the roots of our current economic turmoil are much different than the causes of the last recession.

Downgrade could make life expensive for municipalities

Aug 9, 2011
The downgrade of the U.S. credit rating will also likely force ratings cuts on bonds issued by cities and states. That could raise municipality borrowing costs.

The downgrade: What political gap?

Aug 8, 2011
The economy isn't doing well, but S&P said Friday it was downgrading U.S. debt because of politics, that there's such a gap between the parties, it throws into serious doubt the government's ability to govern responsibly. But where's the gap?

117,000 jobs could turn mood away from 'recessionary'

Aug 5, 2011
July's job report saw the addition of 117,000 new jobs. But, in the wake of last week's debt crisis and today's report, markets still aren't convinced.

President Obama signed the debt deal -- but that can't fix the economy

Aug 3, 2011
Deep spending cuts could hamper economic growth, and some analysts say the debt deal may actually spook investors, rather than reassure them