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U.S. natural gas: To export or not export?

Dec 6, 2012
A new government report says that the U.S. should export more of its natural gas to boost the economy, but is there enough demand overseas and how will exportation affect prices at home?
Posted In: natural gas, exports, U.S., energy

BP banned from doing business with U.S. government

Nov 28, 2012
The ban means BP will not be able to receive government contracts, loans or grants -- at least for a while.
Posted In: BP, bp oil spill, Oil, U.S.

Finally, some good news on manufacturing - from China

Oct 24, 2012
Manufacturing activity in October rises to a three month high and China eclipses the U.S. in foreign direct investment.
Posted In: China, U.S., manufacturing

Transparency International scolds U.S. financial companies

Jul 10, 2012
Corruption watchdog group Transparency International released a report today admonishing big business to do more to crack down on corruption. The report slams companies from China and Russia along with American financial services corporations.
Posted In: transparency, corruption, China, U.S.

The Stars and Stripes puts U.S. in the red

Jul 4, 2012
The U.S. imports more flags -- mostly from China -- than it sells abroad. Coincidence or not, flag exports have fallen since the financial crisis.
Posted In: U.S., import export

Is it time for the U.S. to borrow big?

Jun 5, 2012
Spain nears a credit crisis, worldwide markets are down, and U.S. borrowing costs near zero. Some economists argue this economic instant is the best time for the U.S. government to invest in infrastructure projects.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, U.S., interest rates

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

U.S. continues to muddle through recovery

Jun 4, 2012
The interest rate on 10 year government bonds is back up above 1.5 percent and Oil is down to $82 a barrel in New York trading. There are signs of a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing and continual uncertainty about the debt crisis in Europe.
Posted In: U.S., Euro Eurozone, China, jobs report

Americans not concerned with euro crisis

May 31, 2012
Experts say the European debt crisis could derail halting economic growth in the U.S., but do Americans care?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, U.S.

The U.S. is better, stronger, faster than we think

May 9, 2012
Author Daniel Gross says that pessimism about the U.S. economy is unfounded. The rise of China and the developing world doesn't harm the U.S., but helps us.
Posted In: U.S.

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