May 24, 2013 Thanks to sequestration, roughly 115,000 federal workers at the IRS, EPA, HUD and OMB get an unpaid holiday. Does anybody really notice that the offices are closed on the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend?
May 24, 2013 As a result of sequester, the IRS, HUD, the EPA and Office of Management and Budget become part of the biggest wave of government office closures since 1995.
May 22, 2013 Today Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives his latest economic report to Congress. His testimony comes on the same day that Japan's central bank is indicating its intention to continue stimulus measures.
May 20, 2013 What happens if the Federal Reserve takes away the big can of sterno it put under the U.S. economy?
May 17, 2013 There's talk in high places about the Fed ratcheting back on policies it hoped would add pep to the wheels of commerce.
May 9, 2013 Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?
May 2, 2013 It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.
May 2, 2013 The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates to a record low of 0.5 percent. But how much stimulus can the ECB really provide?
May 1, 2013 The Federal Reserve isn't expected to lower rates any more than it already has.