When it comes to all of the different indicators used to measure the country’s economic health, especially during the election year, the unemployment rate is the Big Man on Campus.
Spain has unveiled an ambitious budget plan. Will it be enough to get the job done? Meanwhile, what does the mixed economic data in the U.S. mean for the economy?
Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment.
What baristas and tailors and over-educated sandwich-makers tell us about the economy.
The dip in unemployment and job claims indicate optimism -- but wages fell sharply for the majority of American workers last year in a way that they haven't since 2007.
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book is a review of economic trends in the country. The Fed's method of gathering data on the economy is pretty simple, though: Just calling around and asking.
Today's data on global manufacturing was better than expected. Combine that with slightly better numbers on unemployment and housing last month, and analysts think the economy is, well, better.
Here are seven English words that may never have been used in this order before: Thank goodness for the Gulf oil spill. No sane person would ever...