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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

A subdued reading on rates

Apr 2, 2012
The survey consensus was for no increase to slight increase in interest rates for 2012. Nothing dramatic. Very muted. There's no sense that the economy will turn gangbusters. At best, the economy will show modest gains in 2012.
Posted In: interest rates, Economy, bonds, Savings

The Obama interview: U.S. must invest in itself

Mar 21, 2012
On a two-day trip to promote his energy policy, President Obama said the nation must invest in alternative energy or cede leadership to China. He called on Congress to help create jobs by providing more aid to struggling homeowners and investing more in infrastructure.
Posted In: Barack Obama, solar, energy, Economy

Is our economic rebound for real?

Feb 17, 2012
Economic data indicate our economy is warming up. But how might Europe's problems affect America's recovery?
Posted In: Economy, Europe debt crisis

The economy's looking up, but can Obama take credit?

Feb 16, 2012
Commentator Megan McArdle says no president has that much control over the economy.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, Economy

Déjà Vu all over again

Feb 3, 2012
What if the U.S. economy is becoming the economic engine that keeps the global economy out of recession?
Posted In: Economy, technology, stocks unemployment

You can get your dream job in this economy

Feb 3, 2012
Many college grads feel betrayed when they can't find a job commensurate with their education. But Ramit Sethi of "I Will Teach You To Be Rich" says that it is possible to get your dream job -- if you're willing to work for it.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, Economy, Unemployment, college, Education

Nebraska and Nevada, ahead of the election

Jan 27, 2012
Marketplace reporters Sarah Gardner and David Gura discuss their recent reporting trips to Nevada and Nebraska as they take the pulse of the nation ahead of the presidential election.
Posted In: elections, Economy, votes, Jobs, Unemployment

Americans make progress with debt -- the hard way

Jan 19, 2012
U.S. households are ahead of the other major industrial nations in shedding debts.
Posted In: debt, household, home equity, Economy

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