Jun 2, 2014
Where are you the happiest?
May 13, 2014
Retail sales for April were disappointing, but month-to-month data is problematic.
Apr 3, 2014
Economists have been riled up over differences between job numbers from the payroll processor ADP and federal figures.
Feb 6, 2013
A discovery of a lifetime (at least for the math geeks among us): the largest prime number in the world.
Sep 27, 2012
Author Nate Silver discusses why he believes that numbers are part of the challenge in painting a clear picture of the American economy.
Jun 23, 2011
Three years after the recession officially ended in June 2009 some 24.6 million people are unemployed, underemployed, and marginally employed....
Jun 20, 2011
The current negotiation over the debt limit is critical for the economy. Here's one way of measuring the stakes....
May 31, 2011
There's a vote tonight (Tuesday evening) on raising the federal government's debt limit ceiling. House Republicans are bringing up the vote even...
May 9, 2011
The Marketwatch headline grabbed my attention: Holding TIPS will make you poorer. It's by columnist Brett Arends....