Aug 14, 2012 Did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act do its job and was President Obama successful in selling the stimulus program to the public?
Aug 13, 2012 New figures out this morning show Japan's economy is slowing down. It grew at a rate of 1.4 percent in the latest three month period. That's down sharply from the previous quarter.
Aug 2, 2012 In Japan, two big electronics companies are reporting disappointing earnings this morning. Sony is reporting a $316 million quarterly loss. And Sharp announced a $1.2 billion loss, which was much worse than expected.
Aug 2, 2012 The Fed announced yesterday that it is prepared to act if the economy gets worse -- But for now, nada. Which brings us to the European Central Bank, which is holding a meeting today in Frankfurt and might have a little something up its sleeve for the global economy.
Aug 1, 2012 The Federal Reserve wraps up a two day meeting today in Washington. And the big question -- yet again...will be: Is the Fed ready to launch some new economic stimulus, in line with its mandate to help the country reach full employment?
Jul 17, 2012 In Japan, the radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident is going nowhere fast. And in many cases, it's not clear where the radiation's OK, and where it's not. That's where a group called SafeCast comes in.
Jul 5, 2012 A Japanese government report on the Fukushima nuclear crisis puts the blame squarely on culture -- namely, a cozy relationship between politicians, regulators and the nuclear power industry. It goes so far as to suggest the accident might have occurred even without an earthquake and tsunami.
Jul 2, 2012 The new government initiative could lift the land of the rising sun to second place among the world's solar energy markets.
Jun 26, 2012 A government plan would increase the nation's sales tax from 5 percent to 10 percent. Critics say this would affect consumer spending.