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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.

Why the middleweight cities matter

Apr 20, 2012
Forget those mega-cities like Los Angeles and New York -- a new study shows the economic dynamism of middleweight cities like Pittsburgh and the Twin Cities.
Posted In: Pittsburgh, Portland, middleweight cities, U.S.

The U.S., China and the yuan

Sep 29, 2010
For years now, the U.S. has been pushing China to let its currency float. Back in 2007, when I was in graduate school working for Voice of America...
Posted In: China, currency, U.S.

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