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Capital Economics

Forget About Those Good Signs In Europe

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

LONDON (AP) — Europe appears headed for a deepening economic recession despite a recent easing in market concerns over the three-year debt crisis, a...

The Surprising Reason Productivity Is Falling

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. worker productivity fell from January through March by the most in a year. Stronger hiring at the start of the year was partly...

Eurozone Hits Awful Record

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

LONDON — Mass unemployment in Greece and Spain, where nearly half of those under 25 are out of work, sent the jobless rate across the 17-nation ...

UPDATES: German Business Owners Optimistic Despite Debt Crisis Worries

Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Alexandra Hudson) - German business sentiment rose sharply in December, defying expectations for a decline and underscoring the resilience...

A Housing Market Divided: The Rich And Everyone Else

AP | By MICHELLE CONLIN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

-- In America, it's starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else. Consider foreclosure-ravaged D...

Wall Street's Plunge Threatens Already-Weak Consumer Confidence

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — What little confidence consumers have is being undermined by the tumult on Wall Street. Americans struggling with lean wages and j...

Weaker Dollar Sends Oil Prices Up

AP | By ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE -- Oil prices rose to near $100 a barrel Monday in Asia, bouncing back from last week's plunge, as a weaker U.S. dollar made commodities les...

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Corporate Profits At All-Time High As Recovery Stumbles

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Despite high unemployment and a largely languishing real estate market, U.S. businesses are more profitable than ever, according to federa...

Economic Reports Raise Hopes For Global Recovery

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Just in time for Christmas, the fragile economic recovery is showing signs of strengthening: Consumers are spending, companies are ...