Dec 4, 2013 President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage. Good idea?
Nov 28, 2013 Today, the Japan Nikkei Index went up another 1.8 percent to get very close to a six year high.
Dec 2, 2013 Bloomberg's Jeffrey Goldberg speaks about his visit to the island nation threatened by rising sea levels.
Oct 25, 2013 One robust sector of the economy is how much we're spending on our pets.
Oct 17, 2013 The aftermath of the debt ceiling debacle: consumer confidence is shaken, companies aren't spending, interest rates will rise, the nation's credit rating is in jeopardy, and GDP growth takes a hit.
Oct 16, 2013 Some recent studies suggest that changing climates could produce dull colors in future years. How much might that hurt the economies of states like Vermont, North Carolina, and Wisconsin?
Sep 9, 2013 Flood protection uses construction techniques developed by the oil industry. Coastal protection in Louisiana grows into an export industry.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 9, 2013 President Obama's effort to convince America to take action on Syria involves six TV appearances today and a primetime address tomorrow. What's that kind of exposure worth?
Aug 27, 2013 Consumer confidence increased in August, outpacing economists’ predictions.