Jul 18, 2012
In his new novel, "A Hologram for the King," Dave Eggers muses on manufacturing and the global economy though the eyes of a struggling American businessman in Saudi Arabia.
Jun 25, 2012
The good news: Households are reducing debts. The bad news: There remains a considerable way to go.
Jun 13, 2012
What should investors -- especially those in their 50s and 60s -- do with their already diminished retirement savings?
Jun 6, 2012
The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million.
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.
May 28, 2012
Last Groundhog Day we asked a couple economists to predict the economic future. Today we asked them to do it again.
Apr 2, 2012
The survey consensus was for no increase to slight increase in interest rates for 2012. Nothing dramatic. Very muted. There's no sense that the economy will turn gangbusters. At best, the economy will show modest gains in 2012.
Mar 21, 2012
On a two-day trip to promote his energy policy, President Obama said the nation must invest in alternative energy or cede leadership to China. He called on Congress to help create jobs by providing more aid to struggling homeowners and investing more in infrastructure.
Feb 17, 2012
Economic data indicate our economy is warming up. But how might Europe's problems affect America's recovery?
Feb 16, 2012
Commentator Megan McArdle says no president has that much control over the economy.