Feb 29, 2012 When Barack Obama won Virginia in 2008, it was the first time a Democrat carried the traditionally GOP state in a presidential election since 1964. Thanks to an influx of new hip, young voters, the president could win Virginia again.
Feb 29, 2012 It used to be that the middle class meant "doing well," and reaching the American Dream. What does "middle class" mean these days?
Feb 28, 2012 Courtney Kimsey and Jacqueline Byers, in their own words, on how their families manage on the median American income.
Feb 23, 2012 The president spoke to the crowd at the University of Miami about American energy.
Feb 23, 2012 This week we're finding out how department stores have been faring. Macy's and Saks are in good shape; today, Kohl's says its yearly sales rose. Department stores can tell us a lot about the health of the economy -- at least part of it.
Feb 23, 2012 Rising prices at the gas pump could threaten the economic recovery and pose an election year problem for Obama. What can he do?
May 3, 2012 The GOP candidates and President Obama all have plans to boost manufacturing, but commentator Robert Reich says they're mostly wishful thinking.
Feb 16, 2012 Commentator Megan McArdle says no president has that much control over the economy.
Feb 16, 2012 Do Americans agree with President Obama's latest budget proposal? Gallup's editor-in-chief Frank Newport explains what Americans want the government to cut and spend more money on.