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Fed transcripts from 2007 show divided board

Jan 18, 2013
Newly released transcripts from 2007 show Federal Reserve officials were slow to act as the economy slid into recession.
Posted In: Economy, global recession, Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner

U.S. trade deficit surges

Jan 11, 2013
New data for the month of November show the U.S. trade deficit has hit its widest point in seven months -- but could that be a good thing?
Posted In: import export, Oil, Economy

Republicans and Democrats diverge on economic outlook

Jan 10, 2013
How confident are you about our economic future? A survey from the polling firm Gallup finds the answer may have more to do with politics than economics.
Posted In: Gallup, Republicans, Democrats, Economy

Poll: Majority of Americans see economic difficulty ahead for 2013

Jan 3, 2013
When asked if the next year will be one of prosperity or difficulty, 65 percent of those surveyed see difficulty in their future.
Posted In: employment, Gallup, Economy

Fun facts from the Census on jobs by gender and race

Nov 29, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau today released a burst of data on who works in which profession and where. We plucked out a few interesting facts from the release.
Posted In: women, Jobs, race, Economy, census

Americans start to see light in economy

Nov 29, 2012
Consumer confidence at a five-year high according to new data this week. But what exactly makes us so confident?
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, consumer confidence

GDP revised up to 2.7%, investment revised down

Nov 29, 2012
Though the latest GDP numbers are up and jobless claims are down, the economic details tell a gloomier story.
Posted In: GDP, Economy, jobless

Warren Buffett on what he 'gets' about the economy, investing mistakes, and inflation

Nov 28, 2012
Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history, so what does he know about the economy that few others do? Buffet discusses the biggest investment mistake he's ever made, his economic concerns in the year ahead, and how to get the U.S. growing again.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Investing, Economy

How to prepare for the fiscal cliff

Nov 14, 2012
Corporate CEOs, labor leaders and politicians have all weighed in on the fiscal cliff. But what will the budget and tax negotiations mean to you and your wallet?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, Economy

Business digs trench ahead of fiscal cliff

Nov 12, 2012
The markets have calmed from their post-election downturn. Businesses are now shifting their attention to the fiscal cliff negotiations that will decide the fate of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, business, Economy

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