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Unemployment Report Misleading

Harlan Green | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

The unemployment rate fell because it is determined by a separate survey of households that showed a sharp 237,000 drop in the number of people who said they were unemployment, while only a small number dropped out of the labor force.

What Are the Real Jobs Numbers?

Harlan Green | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Consumers, perk up. Things may not be so bad, as the confidence surveys indicate. History, in fact, may repeat itself.

The Latest Sign That The Economy Is Gaining Steam

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. construction spending surged to a near 1-1/2 year high in November as investment in public and private projects ros...

2011 -- The Year That Wasn't

Harlan Green | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

The bottom line is that many difficulties lie ahead, but it doesn't look like congressional gridlock can do much more to limit growth.

Budget Austerity Works for the Wealthy

Harlan Green | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

It turns out that austerity doesn't work when it means tax cuts for the wealthy but spending cuts for the rest of us. But austerity does work when applied to the wealthiest that have created more instability than jobs.

Construction Spending Up For Third Straight Month

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Builders began work on more homes and the government boosted its investment in federal construction projects in November, marking a...

Construction Spending, Home Sales Rise

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Evidence that housing is poised to improve and optimism about the results of banking "stress tests" raised hopes Monday that the re...

Down we go again: Fourth-worst drop ever for Dow

AP | SARA LEPRO and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market suffered one of its worst days since the financial meltdown Monday, slicing 680 points off the Dow Jones industrial ...