Economy at a glance

Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the US labor market still showed cyclical weakness and inflation continued to fall, making any interest rate hike unlikely before June.

Why inflation is the new variable to watch

Feb 26, 2015
With employment and salaries improving, policymakers are focusing on inflation
Posted In: inflation, The Federal Reserve, wages, Unemployment
There are many factors involved in the fluctuation of oil prices.

Why oil prices move up and down so much

Feb 26, 2015
Predicting global supply and demand is enormously complicated
Posted In: oil prices, traders, data, oil markets
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Looking for signs of life at Sears

Feb 26, 2015
The ailing parent company of Sears and Kmart reports its fourth quarter earnings.
Posted In: Sears, Retail, retail sales

Splitting hairs over $1.13 billion

Feb 26, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
The  Financial Services Committee heard testimony from Chairwomen Yellen on the Federal Reserves monetary policy and the state of the US economy on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

What rising interest rates mean for the rest of us

Feb 25, 2015
Rising interest rates: If you think they won't affect you, think again.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve, Yellen, loans

Explaining deflation: Why falling prices can be bad news

Feb 25, 2015
Falling prices can be great for the economy ... until they turn into deflation.
Posted In: deflation, prices, Economics, inflation
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Warren Buffett eats like a six-year-old

Feb 25, 2015
Warren Buffett's culinary choices aren't what you'd expect from one of the richest people on the planet.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, financial reports, Investing, Coke

Sex discrimination suit set to start in Silicon Valley

Feb 25, 2015
The case highlights how women still struggle to find a place in venture capital.
Posted In: discrimination, women jobs race economy, Silicon Valley

The best part of waking up ... is no longer Folgers

Feb 25, 2015
Here are the numbers we're watching for Wednesday.
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee February 24, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

'Audit the Fed' illustrates the politics behind policy

Feb 24, 2015
Sen. Rand Paul's call for more oversight of the Fed is a reliable applause line.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, audit
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