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Positivity in the April jobs report?

May 3, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 165,000 jobs last month, beating analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest since December of 2008.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

First quarter GDP report disappoints

Apr 26, 2013
The GDP growth of 2.5 percent falls short of what economists had predicted. But does that mean bad news for the economy?
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, GDP

Excel errors and a new Simpson-Bowles report

Apr 19, 2013
Two economists admit they made a mistake in a paper largely referenced to in the country's budget policy decisions. And the deficit-cutting duo of Simpson and Bowles release a new plan.
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The budget and the Bitcoin

Apr 12, 2013
Analyzing the week's news on Wall Street and beyond.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

The sequester's ripple effects on jobs in March

Apr 5, 2013
The March jobs report disappoints, with only 88,000 jobs added. Analysts point to the sequester as a reason for the drop after a strong February.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Unemployment

Insider trading charges: One way to end a long week

Mar 29, 2013
An SAC Capital trader was charged today with securities fraud, allegedly short-selling stocks based on inside information
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Will the London Whale lead to more bank regulation?

Mar 15, 2013
JPMorgan executives testified to the Senate on the company's estimated $6.3 billion loss related to risky trades and a banker known as the London Whale.
Posted In: London Whale, JPMorgan, Banks

A 7.7% unemployment rate: Is the economy back?

Mar 8, 2013
Looking at the jobs numbers in the full context of the country's economic recovery.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Sequester time is here

Mar 1, 2013
The now-infamous sequestration -- $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts -- kicks in today.
Posted In: sequestration, sequester

7.9% jobless rate shows jobs market offers more of the same

Feb 1, 2013
The Labor Department reported that 157,000 jobs were created in January, but also revealed an uptick in unemployment to 7.9 percent.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap