The Suncor refinery in Edmonton, Canada, which has the capacity to refine 142,000 barrels of light oil a day, according to the company. Oil prices have been blamed for the state of Canada's economy.

Oil slump takes Canada into recession

Jul 16, 2015
Declines in exports are the cause. The rest of the economy is holding up.
Posted In: Canada, recession, oil prices, exports

Why the class of 2015 has a big advantage

Jun 25, 2015
The jobless rate at graduation makes a difference for years to come.
Posted In: graduates, college, recession

Wealth gap in U.S. widens among races

Dec 16, 2014
One big reason for the growing divide: The disparity in asset wealth.
Posted In: recession, race, wealth, pew research center, The Fed, Housing
A wallet with no shortage of plastic.

Why a little debt isn't such a bad thing

Dec 12, 2014
Economists would tell you "debt" isn’t a dirty word.
Posted In: debt, household debt, recession, magic number

Charting Japan's road to recession

Nov 17, 2014
Here's what we're reading - and the numbers we're watching- Monday morning.
Posted In: Japan, recession, 2012 election, isis

A push to hire the long-term unemployed

Oct 16, 2014
One company’s approach: Forget resumes. Turn to videos.
Posted In: employment, long-term unemployment, recession, economic recovery
New cars

Americans appear ready to go shopping again

Sep 25, 2014
A new survey says Americans will increase their purchases of big-ticket items.
Posted In: consumer reports, recession, big-ticket purchases

More people own cats than stock these days

Sep 9, 2014
Stocking up on cats instead of shares? You're not alone.
Posted In: cats, stock, recession
Janet Yellen

How the Fed became a Central Superbank

Aug 20, 2014
Is it a bird? Its it a plane? No! It's the Federal Reserve!
Posted In: Bankers, recession, Economy