May 23, 2012 The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a study yesterday warning of a U.S. recession if lawmakers let the Bush-era tax cuts expire and enact a round of automatic spending cuts -- allowing for a 'fiscal cliff.'
May 3, 2012 And no one has clue who will pay for the clean-up of tons of debris.
Apr 30, 2012 The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, is in Washington today for meetings with President Obama. There are tensions over the U.S. military in Japan, but moves toward closer cooperation on energy and trade.
Apr 30, 2012 Amid cries of a "lost decade" and economic stagnation, the real Japan looks and feels much different.
Apr 30, 2012 Spain has officially slipped back into recession and to make matters worse, Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the credit rating on 11 Spanish banks. That makes it harder for those banks to borrow money.
Apr 18, 2012 Far too many poor people are living in the modern-day equivalent of debtors' prison without a chance of a fresh start. It's wrong -- a terrible state of affairs.
Apr 18, 2012 Since Fukushima, Japan has shuttered all but one nuclear reactor. Now the debate to restart has begun.
Apr 11, 2012 An 8.6 magnitude earthquake centered nearly 300 miles off of Indonesia has people around the Indian Ocean as far away as East Africa moving to higher ground. An 8.2 aftershock three hours later prompted a second tsunami warning.
Apr 11, 2012 There are tsunami watches and warnings around the Indian Ocean this morning after a magnitude 8.6 quake struck off the coast of Indonesia early today.