PODCAST: Weather to blame for low Walmart sales; Angelina Jolie surgery boosts film about breast cancer

May 16, 2013
Walmart sales are down and so are housing starts, but the weather could be to blame. Plus, a small film about breast cancer research gets an unexpected boost from Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy.
Posted In: Economy, weather, Cannes, Mexico

Retail sales edge up in April

May 13, 2013
Did you buy a car or get some new clothes recently? You were not alone.
Posted In: Retail, Economy, recession

Sharif chooses veteran to run Pakistan's shattered economy

May 13, 2013
Pakistan's incoming prime minister will install Ishaq Dar as finance minister, his third time doing the job.
Posted In: Pakistan, Economy, asia

CBO estimates $112 billion federal surplus for April

May 10, 2013
Pinch yourself. You're not dreaming.
Posted In: Economy, budget, surplus

Counting what's in freight cars, as Union Pacific reports earnings

Apr 18, 2013
If you could see inside the cars on a freight train, you'd know more about which parts of the economy are up -- or down.
Posted In: railroad, Economy, energy, fuel

Larry Summers: Economic downturn will leave 'permanent scar'

Apr 5, 2013
Larry Summers discusses the state of the economic recovery, why the stock market is booming, and what's ahead in the coming months.
Posted In: Larry Summers, Economy, Unemployment

Krugman warns U.S.: Don't end up like U.K.

Mar 20, 2013
Britain's budget, released today, contains more deep spending cuts. Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman argues that austerity policies in the UK and Europe are killing growth.
Posted In: Economy, austerity, United Kingdom

Sequester: The good and the bad

Mar 1, 2013
The now-infamous sequestration -- the $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts -- kicks in today. We take a look at the bad and the good that might come out of the process.
Posted In: sequester, Economy

Atlanta works to recover from housing bust

Feb 14, 2013
Atlanta's unemployment rate still tops the national percentage, but city residents hope the worst is finally behind them.
Posted In: Atlanta, Unemployment, Economy, housing crisis

David Leonhardt on making tough decisions to fix the economy

Feb 13, 2013
The New York Times Washington bureau chief talks about the choices we have to make with respect to our debt and the national deficit.
Posted In: State of the Union, Economy