The troubled economy's epicenter: Stagnant incomes

Aug 10, 2011
There are lots of factors behind the disappointingly weak economy. Dysfunctional politics in Washington and a national unemployment rate of 9.1%....

Could deflation be next?

Aug 8, 2011
Let's hope not....

A stalling economy

Aug 1, 2011
Global investors may be relieved at the political agreement negotiated over the weekend in Washington to lift the debt ceiling limit. (Hold your...

Dark clouds gathering over the economy

Jul 28, 2011
Washington must be another world. The vituperative battle over raising the debt limit makes no sense when the U.S. economy is so fragile. The...

The yawning wealth gap

Jul 26, 2011
We all know that income inequality has been widening in recent decades. Less appreciated yet even more disturbing over the long run is increasing...

Dodd-Frank: Better than advertised but still flawed

Jul 22, 2011
A year ago President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank financial services regulatory overhaul. It was the most ambitious and controversial...

Money, retirement and singles

Jul 14, 2011
How are Americans doing when it comes to being financially prepared for retirement? Lately, the answer seems to be, not well....

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Fight of the Century

Apr 28, 2011
Legendary economists John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek "debate" public policy in rap. Yea, rap. The topic: Can the government steer the economy...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Protests in Egypt, and the new iPad newspaper

Jan 31, 2011
The ongoing protests in Egypt have raised economic concerns worldwide. Moody's Investors Service has cut Egypt's credit rating and revised its...