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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

Law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf files for bankruptcy

May 29, 2012
Dewey & LeBoeuf, one of the largest law firms in the country, filed for bankruptcy last night after months of financial turmoil and partner defections.
Posted In: bankruptcy, Law, recession

History and pedigree do not guarantee survival for Dewey

May 29, 2012
Dewey & LeBoeuf filed for bankruptcy protection last night. In the last half century, large corporate law firms have enjoyed an enormously lucrative run. Although in the last four to five years revenue has flattened out.
Posted In: bankruptcy, Law, recession

A week of economic woes and Facebook fizzle

May 25, 2012
In the last week, we've heard of a possible Greek exit from the euro, a U.S. debt ceiling showdown, HP layoffs, and a Facebook stock lawsuit. How does this news affect our psyche and what stories should we focus on amid all the turmoil?
Posted In: Facebook, debt ceiling, recession, austerity, France

Low U.S. employment growth and the tech sector slows

May 25, 2012
Some point to the Facebook stock flop as sign of a slowing tech sector. Meanwhile, employment growth for unskilled workers in the U.S. remains stalled.
Posted In: recession, Unemployment, Facebook, IPO

Should Washington act to prevent a 'fiscal cliff'?

May 23, 2012
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a study yesterday warning of a U.S. recession if lawmakers let the Bush-era tax cuts expire and enact a round of automatic spending cuts -- allowing for a 'fiscal cliff.'
Posted In: recession, budget, Fiscal policy, Bush tax cuts

Euro debt problems flare up in Spain

Apr 30, 2012
Spain has officially slipped back into recession and to make matters worse, Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the credit rating on 11 Spanish banks. That makes it harder for those banks to borrow money.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, recession

The tragic return of debtors' prison

Apr 18, 2012
Far too many poor people are living in the modern-day equivalent of debtors' prison without a chance of a fresh start. It's wrong -- a terrible state of affairs.
Posted In: debts, recession

Slow and steady returns

Mar 21, 2012
An investment portfolio owes its comeback to diversification and time.
Posted In: Investing, recession, portfolios, balance

How President Obama handled the recovery

Mar 2, 2012
A new book explains why the Obama administration didn't go far enough to encourage economic recovery.
Posted In: stimulus, President Obama, recovery, recession

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