Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 5, 2012 The U.S. imports more flags -- mostly from China -- than it sells abroad. Coincidence or not, flag exports have fallen since the financial crisis.
Jun 5, 2012 Spain nears a credit crisis, worldwide markets are down, and U.S. borrowing costs near zero. Some economists argue this economic instant is the best time for the U.S. government to invest in infrastructure projects.
Jun 4, 2012 May's jobs reports has worried investors worldwide about their short-term prospects. But there are more acute fears of a global slowdown, caused by what’s going on in Europe and emerging markets.
Jun 4, 2012 The interest rate on 10 year government bonds is back up above 1.5 percent and Oil is down to $82 a barrel in New York trading. There are signs of a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing and continual uncertainty about the debt crisis in Europe.
May 31, 2012 Experts say the European debt crisis could derail halting economic growth in the U.S., but do Americans care?
May 10, 2012 Author Daniel Gross says that pessimism about the U.S. economy is unfounded. The rise of China and the developing world doesn't harm the U.S., but helps us.
Apr 20, 2012 Forget those mega-cities like Los Angeles and New York -- a new study shows the economic dynamism of middleweight cities like Pittsburgh and the Twin Cities.