Apr 18, 2013 Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics sends hundreds of workers out to stores to gather prices of about 80,000 goods and services. But there's a new computer program that combs through the Internet and grabs prices.
Apr 18, 2013 If you could see inside the cars on a freight train, you'd know more about which parts of the economy are up -- or down.
Apr 15, 2013 After a dazzling rise to more than $1,900 an ounce, the yellow metal has clearly lost its luster. The price of bullion has slumped by 10 percent since the end of last week, down to $1,420 an ounce.
Apr 5, 2013 Larry Summers discusses the state of the economic recovery, why the stock market is booming, and what's ahead in the coming months.
Mar 28, 2013 Buy high and sell low is a sad truth for a reason. Time and again we let panic or euphoria drive our actions in the market and wind up making big, expensive mistakes.
Mar 29, 2013 The disposition effect says investors tend to "sell the winners, and hold onto the losers" for purely emotional reasons. One behavioral economist fell for the classic investment mistake.
Mar 28, 2013 Why one woman refused to let cancer alter her retirement planning.
Mar 20, 2013 Britain's budget, released today, contains more deep spending cuts. Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman argues that austerity policies in the UK and Europe are killing growth.
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.