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Economic Forecasts

A Summer Global Slowdown

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

It is altogether possible that all those black swans we've been reading about -- debt crises, floods, earthquakes, nuclear meltdowns, Mideast uprisings -- are finally having an impact on business confidence.

Economists' Number 1 Risk: The Budget Deficit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: The massive U.S. budget deficit is the gravest threat facing the economy, topping high unemployment and the risk of inflation or deflation...

Signs of a Nifty Jobs Surprise

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

A lot of leery stock market players are suddenly hot to trot again, obviously seduced by the recent rise in equity prices, namely a surge in the Dow of more than 1,000 points or about 11% since Sept. 1.

Will Money Market Rates Be a Victim of the Fed (Again)?

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

In short, you should think about bond market trends when making decisions about your deposit accounts, but don't necessarily believe everything you hear from Wall Street.

BRIC and Beyond: How Aging Populations Strain Economic Growth

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Age distribution in BRIC and N-11 is important because there's an age range where the population is more likely to be employed and producing economic growth.

Milken Forecast (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

First the bad news: a growing number of economists suggest the U.S. has significant chance of falling into another recession -- and today's GDP number...

BRIC and Beyond: Should You Believe Long Term Economic Forecasts?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

What should we make of economic forecasts 40 years in the future? How many economic forecasts from 1970 projected that China would be the largest exporter in the world in 2010?

Forecasting with a Grain of Salt

Michael J. Panzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael J. Panzner

Bloomberg News is out with its latest monthly survey of economists' forecasts and, according to those polled, the U.S. economy "will grow 3 percent th...

The Best and Worst Economic Forecasts of All Time

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Perhaps the most inaccurate and inept economic forecast of all time was delivered relatively recently by Ben Bernanke who n October '05 said, "There's no housing bubble to go bust"

Roubini: Recession May Last 9 More Months

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEOUL (Reuters) - Nouriel Roubini, the famously glum economist who predicted the financial crisis, said that while the recession in the United States ...

Obama Budget Relies On Optimistic Economic Forecast

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rosy's back. The famed Rosy Scenario, coined in the early days of the Reagan White House when large tax cuts and higher defense spending were assumed...