The Dow dive computers might have caused

Feb 6, 2018
Algorithms don’t generally create steep declines, but they do amplify trends, one expert says.
Closing numbers are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in 2018.
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A look at how you're doing based on where you vote

Apr 22, 2015
A breakdown of well-being by congressional district.

Searching for the economy's new normal

Feb 18, 2015
PPI, industrial production and housing starts numbers for January are okay, and they paint a picture of a still-struggling economy.

What's an index of credit default swaps?

May 11, 2012
Big bets on an obscure index lay at the heart of JPMorgan's losses this week. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how an index of CDS works.
A Chase sign is viewed at the company's New York headquarters in New York City. Big bets on an obscure index lay at the heart of JPMorgan's losses this week. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how an index of CDS works.
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What consumer sentiment says about the economy

Feb 22, 2012
Richard Curtin of the Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index discusses how the survey gauges consumer hopes and expectations, and what it means in elections.

Opportunity index hits record high

Feb 16, 2012
Regardless of positive spin, the housing picture in the U.S. is less than rosy.

Calculating food and gas prices in consumers' attitudes

Dec 16, 2011
The Core Consumer Price Index tracks all kinds of spending except on food and gas, even though those prices help indicate consumers' choices and attitudes.
The Core Consumer Price Index tracks all kinds of spending except on food and gas, even though those prices help indicate consumers' choices and attitudes.
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