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The skyline of Washington, D.C.

Leading indicators released for the month

Dec 18, 2014
Unlike lagging indicators, these give us a snapshot of the economy as it stands.
Posted In: leading indicators, lagging indicators, Economy, US economy
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Greek election move rattles investors

Dec 9, 2014
Greece's prime minister moves presidential election forward, hoping it will help his candidate and policies.
Posted In: Greece, Economy, antonis samaras, syriza party

Inside the 'investor economy'

Dec 3, 2014
It's been a banner year for corporate bond issuance and American stocks. Meanwhile, commodity prices are falling precipitously. What unites them all? Investors.
Posted In: investor, market, Economy
 Gas prices reflecting the recent downward trend are displayed Oct. 27 at an Arco station in Mill Valley, Calif. While falling oil prices lead to lower gas prices, cheaper oil also has negative economic consequences.

The hidden dangers of low oil prices

Nov 24, 2014
Whole states lose out, and, also, global warming.
Posted In: oil prices, cheap oil, middle east, Economy
The Detroit skyline at night. An influx of immigrants has helped parts of Detroit avoid the city's larger downward spiral.

For troubled Detroit, could immigration help?

Nov 21, 2014
Some believe offering visas to immigrants could give a boost to the troubled city.
Posted In: Immigration, Detroit, immigrants, Economy, work visas

For midterm campaigns, economy doesn't rate

Nov 4, 2014
Why it's back to politics as usual.
Posted In: midterm elections, Economy, politics
Morgan Spurlock, right, in the short film "Cave-o-Nomics," part of his series "We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss."

Morgan Spurlock thinks you're economically illiterate

Oct 21, 2014
And the documentary filmmaker is trying to change that.
Posted In: Morgan Spurlock, film, Economy
Glenn Ragland jazz musician and poet

When the going gets rough, some sell poems

Sep 15, 2014
A story of an out-of-work jazz drummer who is trying to make it work.
Posted In: poetry, Economy, business, Music
Janet Yellen

How the Fed became a Central Superbank

Aug 20, 2014
Is it a bird? Its it a plane? No! It's the Federal Reserve!
Posted In: Bankers, recession, Economy
Gas Prices

Inflation: A 'sweet spot' for consumer prices

Jul 22, 2014
The latest inflation numbers show prices are not too hot and not too cold.
Posted In: inflation, consumer prices, Economy

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