Mar 25, 2013 High debt equals low growth, right? That's a widely-held belief among the political class, supported by well-funded bipartisan PR campaigns. But many economists just don't agree.
Mar 14, 2013 The producer price index -- prices received by U.S. companies -- rose 0.7 percent last month, its largest uptick in five months. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains what's behind the rise and whether the U.S. should be worried about inflation.
Mar 13, 2013 Global markets are mixed this morning after China reported that inflation hit a ten-month high in February and consumer spending came in worse than expected.
Mar 5, 2013 China's National People's Congress convenes today as it concludes its once-in-a-decade transition of power. In his final address to the Congress, outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao set an ambitious economic growth target of 7.5 percent.
Feb 28, 2013 The government has revised its latest GDP figures, saying the economy grew at a rate of 0.1 percent during the last three months of 2012. The increase was the weakest GDP performance in two years.
Feb 25, 2013 According to the current Consumer Price Index, the inflation rate is zero percent. But for many people, their cost of living doesn't reflect the data's averages.
Feb 21, 2013 A eulogy for inflation, after the consumer price index comes in at 0.0 percent.
Feb 15, 2013 A look at America's debt and deficit trouble through the lens of European economic standards.
Feb 14, 2013 A slew of GDP numbers out of Europe and Asia today paint a gory picture of the global economy.