index

A look at how you're doing based on where you vote

Apr 22, 2015
A breakdown of well-being by congressional district.
Posted In: congressional district, index, human development index
Despite tales of a resurgent U.S. economy, industrial production and housing starts number still paint a picture of a struggling economy.

Searching for the economy's new normal

Feb 18, 2015
PPI, industrial production and housing starts numbers for January are okay, and they paint a picture of a still-struggling economy.
Posted In: Housing, gas prices, index

What's an index of credit default swaps?

May 11, 2012
Big bets on an obscure index lay at the heart of JPMorgan's losses this week. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how an index of CDS works.
Posted In: credit default swaps, index, JPMorgan

What consumer sentiment says about the economy

Feb 22, 2012
Richard Curtin of the Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index discusses how the survey gauges consumer hopes and expectations, and what it means in elections.
Posted In: Michigan, consumer, consumer sentiment, index

Opportunity index hits record high

Feb 16, 2012
Regardless of positive spin, the housing picture in the U.S. is less than rosy.
Posted In: real estate, homeownership, index

Calculating food and gas prices in consumers' attitudes

Dec 16, 2011
The Core Consumer Price Index tracks all kinds of spending except on food and gas, even though those prices help indicate consumers' choices and attitudes.
Posted In: consumer, index, inflation