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Double Dip Recession

Americans Remain Risk-Averse Despite Low Interest Rates

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

With unemployment high, markets on a hair trigger and the memory of Washington debt-ceiling gridlock still fresh, many Americans are reluctant to put ...

Scapegoats For Stock Market Volatility

New York Times | FLOYD NORRIS | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

As is often the case when market gyrations become excessive, governments have good reasons to hope that the significance, if any, lies in market imper...

Corporate Lobby To Blame For Economic Mess

Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

The economy is flatlining. Global financial markets are in turmoil. Your stock price is down about 15 percent in three weeks. Your customers have lost...

No 'Double-Dip,' In Spite of Republican Efforts

Harlan Green | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

There will be no double-dip recession, in spite of the wild rumors and S&P downgrade of U.S. debt to AA-plus. So what are the markets worried about?

Alexander Eichler

QE3 Not Guaranteed To Happen, And Not Guaranteed To Help If It Does

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.13.2011 | Business

With the economy growing at a snail's pace and the job market still disconcertingly weak, economists are wondering whether the Federal Reserve will un...

High-Tech Resurgence Key to Warding Off Double-Dip Recession

Dean Garfield | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

Despite recent events, as well as a wave of fear that shows no sign of dissipating anytime soon, one shining light of America's economy is high-tech.

Time, Well-Being and the Political Moment

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology
Paul Stoller

In America, the land of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, there seems to be a limited pool of well-being. We are wired-in, but existentially alone; we are electronically connected in social networks, but isolated from social groups.

Krugman: 'Economy Desperately Needs A Short-Run Fix'

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

For what we’re seeing now is what happens when influential people exploit a crisis rather than try to solve it....

'Sometimes We Need Inflation'

New York Times | FLOYD NORRIS | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

It is time for a new lesson to be learned. Sometimes we need inflation, and now is such a time....

Rod Kurtz

Are We Headed For A Double-Dip Recession?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.22.2011 | Small Business

From Wall Street to Main Street to the presidential campaign trail, fears about the economy show no signs of abating -- and may actually be growing st...

Financial Crisis: For the GOP, It's All So E-Z

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.11.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus has released the following statement concerning the continuing and dangerous deterioration of the U.S. economy.

Bill Gross: Problem Is 'Insufficient Consumption And investment'

Washington Post | Bill Gross | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

For a few days there it seemed like President Obama was the master of the bond market. This is a Triple-A nation, he intoned on Monday, and always wil...

Who Bears The Burden Of A Broken Global Economy?

Vanity Fair | Michael Lewis | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

With Greece and Ireland in economic shreds, while Portugal, Spain, and perhaps even Italy head south, only one nation can save Europe from financial A...

Four Ways The World Can Avoid Another Depression

The New Republic | William Galston | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

The current crisis is not just a U.S. problem or a European problem; it is a global problem that requires a coordinated global response. “We’re al...

Gerry Smith

No Repeat of 2008, But U.S. Economy Still Vulnerable to Shock

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

Even as the stock market has gyrated wildly in recent days, bringing inevitable comparisons to the financial crisis of 2008, economists say a repeat o...

The Market Has Spoken: Austerity Is Bad for Business

Ellen Brown | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

We have been sold the idea that there is a "debt crisis" when there is really a liquidity crisis. Paying down the federal debt when money is already scarce just makes matters worse.

Alexander Eichler

Markets Rally On Fed Speech Day After Huge Losses

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Wall Street started the week with its worst single day since December 2008 Monday. But it followed up on Tuesday with its best day since M...

GRAPHIC: Putting The Unemployment Crisis Into Perspective

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

In the month of July, the U.S. economy added 117,000 jobs, a small relief after the previous month's announcement that the economy had added only 18,0...

William Alden

Dow Jones Suffers Worst Day Since 2008 Crisis As Economic Outlook Darkens

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks suffered one of the worst sell-offs in history Monday, as investors adjusted to a new world in which the United States government d...

Slouching Toward a Double-Dip, for No Good Reason

Robert Reich | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The American economy is on the verge of another recession, with all the human costs that implies. We don't have to be. That is the tragedy of our time.

Of Course The Stock Market Tanked

Dan Bimrose | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

I will let you in on a little secret. Investors and big business absolutely love Democratic economic policy. Almost as much as they love Republican tax policy.

Paul Krugman: 'No Reason To Take Downgrade Seriously'

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

To understand the furor over the decision by Standard & Poor’s, the rating agency, to downgrade U.S. government debt, you have to hold in your mind ...

William Alden

U.S. Credit Downgrade Darkens Economic Outlook

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- With the United States government now shorn of its top credit rating by Standard & Poor's, experts are increasingly worried that the Ameri...

10 Worst Single-Day Drops In Dow Jones History

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

Last Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial average fell 513 points, or 4.3 percent, making it the worst single-day drop since the depths of the financial...

Why Are Republicans Playing With Fire?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

The reports that 4,000 FAA employees and up to 70,000 airport construction workers narrowly escaped being laid off until Labor Day because Congress went on vacation is unbelievably true.