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Double Dip Recession

The Republicans' Double-Dip, and What Must Be Done

Robert Reich | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Now that we're slouching toward a double-dip recession, the only hope is voters will tell their members of Congress to stop obsessing about future budget deficits and get to work on the real crisis of unemployment, falling wages, and no growth.

Global Stocks Down Due To Recession Fears

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — Stocks rebounded Friday as investors breathed a sigh of relief at the news that the U.S. added more jobs than expected during July, p...

Paul Krugman: Economy Was Never 'On The Road To Recovery'

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

In case you had any doubts, Thursday’s more than 500-point plunge in the Dow Jones industrial average and the drop in interest rates to near-record ...

Is Our Brand of Capitalism Making Us Stupider?

Eugene Linden | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Eugene Linden

How can a society that contains so much individual brilliance act so collectively dumb? Does it matter that we know that there is a cliff ahead if we still go racing off the edge?

The Gravity Of Slow Growth

Businessweek | Peter Coy | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

Economics isn’t rocket science, but the U.S. economy is a little like a rocket. If it has enough thrust, it can escape the tug of economic gravity. ...

William Alden

Progress Reversed: Economy Tips Toward Recession With Little Relief In Sight | William Alden | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Three years after the worst economic downturn in generations, the American economy increasingly appears vulnerable to another recession. ...

White House: Economy Not In Danger Of Double-Dip Recession

Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Alister Bull and David Morgan) - The White House said on Wednesday it does not believe the economy is in danger of a double-dip recess...

Service Sector Growing At Slowest Pace In Well Over A Year

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Service businesses such as restaurants, hotels and financial companies experienced their weakest growth in 17 months in July. The ...

Bill Gross: U.S. Is At The 'Tipping Point' Of Recession

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

The economy hasn’t slipped into recession yet, but it may be at a “tipping point,” according to Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of the f...

Tim Geithner: Debt Deal 'A Powerful Mechanism For Agreement'

The Washington Post | Timothy Geithner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

The agreement creates room for the private sector to continue to grow, without the threat of default and the burden of higher interest rates....

The Strike That Ruined Unions

New York Times | JOSEPH A. McCARTIN | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

THIRTY years ago today, when he threatened to fire nearly 13,000 air traffic controllers unless they called off an illegal strike, Ronald Reagan not o...

America's New Fear: Double-Dip Recession

Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

(Neil Fullick) - In a matter of days, investor relief that the United States avoided default has been replaced by fears Europe's debt crisis is de...

U.S. Private Employers Add More Jobs Than Expected In July: ADP

Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private employers added 114,000 jobs in July, topping economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on We...

Lila Shapiro

Planned U.S. Layoffs Surge As Some Companies Unexpectedly Bleed Jobs | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

The early days of the recession were characterized by massive layoffs across industries, and while economists caution that the labor market isn't ther...

Meredith Whitney: 'Increasing Signs' Of Double Dip Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

The debt ceiling debate has finally came to a close on Tuesday. Fears of the United States falling back into recession, however, are only heating up. ...

Tim Geithner: 'Hard To Tell' If U.S. Will Avoid Credit Downgrade

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he is not sure whether the bitterly fought debt agreement to be considered Tuesday by t...

Is A Double-Dip Recession Right Around The Corner?

Slate | Annie Lowrey | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

What does the last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling do to aid the flagging, faltering economy? Nothing. The economy is in appalling shape. Las...

10 Signs The Double-Dip Recession Has Begun

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 09.30.2011 | Business

Today’s news on GDP shows the double dip has arrived–an expansion of only 1.3% and consumer spending up .1% in the second quarter. Astonishingly l...

Alexander Eichler

Weak GDP Report Suggests Economic Recovery Will Be Painfully Slow | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

The American economy grew anemically during the spring, the government reported Friday, and prior growth was even slower than initially grasped, deali...

The Great Recession: Is It Time For A Name Change?

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

In 2008, then-President George W. Bush announced that America was in the process of what he called an economic "slowdown." But by as early as that Dec...

Global Economy's Expansion Will Comes Thanks To Emerging Powers: Poll

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

The world economy should expand steadily this year and next thanks mainly to prospering emerging powers, a Reuters poll showed, but fiscal trouble...

Top White House Adviser: 'This Is Not A Double Dip'

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is not facing a double-dip recession, but weak job growth is "a call to arms" for policymakers to take steps to reinvigorate the ...

Krugman: Failure To Raise Debt Ceiling 'Not At All' Unthinkable

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

In about a month, if nothing is done, the federal government will hit its legal debt limit. There will be dire consequences if this limit isn’t rais...

Is Your Business Ready For A Double-Dip Recession?

Andrea Sittig-Rolf | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Andrea Sittig-Rolf

Try these tips and be ready for a double dip recession, or thrive if it doesn't happen.

What We Can Learn From Recession -- And How It Can Help Us Prosper

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Jennifer Hill | Posted 08.22.2011 | Small Business

Are we headed for a double-dip recession? It's a question on a lot of people's minds these days -- and a topic my fellow members of the AOL Small Busi...