Jun 6, 2012 The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million.
Jun 4, 2012 May's jobs reports has worried investors worldwide about their short-term prospects. But there are more acute fears of a global slowdown, caused by what’s going on in Europe and emerging markets.
May 28, 2012 Last Groundhog Day we asked a couple economists to predict the economic future. Today we asked them to do it again.
May 3, 2012 Commentator Robert Reich says increased tax revenue greases the wheels of economic growth
Apr 2, 2012 The survey consensus was for no increase to slight increase in interest rates for 2012. Nothing dramatic. Very muted. There's no sense that the economy will turn gangbusters. At best, the economy will show modest gains in 2012.
Mar 22, 2012 Yesterday, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama to speak about health care, energy, and the economy at large. Kai asked the president to make the case for why his economic policies have been good for America.
Mar 22, 2012 On a two-day trip to promote his energy policy, President Obama said the nation must invest in alternative energy or cede leadership to China. He called on Congress to help create jobs by providing more aid to struggling homeowners and investing more in infrastructure.
Mar 6, 2012 Markets reacted badly to China cutting its growth estimate to 7.5% but changes could allow Chinese consumers to buy more of their own products.
Mar 5, 2012 Premier Wen Jiabao of China announced that growth would be only 7.5 percent, a number that falls below what is considered a critical growth rate for keeping the Chinese population happy.
Mar 5, 2012 In China today, the government lowered the country's growth forecast for the year to 7.5 percent. That's the first target under 8 percent since 2005.