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Measuring the strength of the economy and the stock market

Sep 24, 2012
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the economy and the stock market are not one and the same. The performance of the economy under a president is open to wide interpretation. The stock market, on the hand... Well, we can measure that.
Posted In: president, Economy, stock market

How housing affects car sales

Sep 4, 2012
As car makers report higher sales, a strengthening housing market can play a role.
Posted In: auto sales, trucks, Economy, housing market

Americans struggle to feed their families

Aug 23, 2012
New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Posted In: Food, poverty, Economy, drought

Numbers still point to lukewarm economic recovery

Aug 22, 2012
Conflicted news from Federal Reserve reflects tentative relationship drags on between Americans and their money.
Posted In: Economy, recovery

In Dave Eggers' 'Hologram,' the fall of U.S. manufacturing

Jul 18, 2012
In his new novel, "A Hologram for the King," Dave Eggers muses on manufacturing and the global economy though the eyes of a struggling American businessman in Saudi Arabia.
Posted In: Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Economic City, Economy, Dave Eggers

Making progress on household debt

Jun 25, 2012
The good news: Households are reducing debts. The bad news: There remains a considerable way to go.
Posted In: Mortgages, household debt, Economy, income, loans

Global turmoil and retirement planning

Jun 13, 2012
What should investors -- especially those in their 50s and 60s -- do with their already diminished retirement savings?
Posted In: retirement savings, Investing, Savings, inflation, Economy

Rising use makes food stamps a target

Jun 6, 2012
The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, food stamps, Economy, recession

Economic woes go global

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.
Posted In: jobs report, U.S., Economy, recession

Your economic predictions: Shadow or no shadow?

May 28, 2012
Last Groundhog Day we asked a couple economists to predict the economic future. Today we asked them to do it again.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Fiscal policy

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