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Economic Growth

We Have A Growth Crisis: Simon Johnson

Bloomberg News | Simon Johnson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

The U.S.’s fiscal problem is not that the market questions the country’s ability to pay its debts. The willingness to pay was clearly proved by th...

A Second Wave of Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa

Dr. Hischam El-Agamy | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home
Dr. Hischam El-Agamy

In the Middle East and North Africa, the Second Wave of corporate governance will be stimulated because of the region's extraordinary need for growth and enhancement in the welfare of its citizens.

President Obama's (Hoped For) "Amaze Speech"

Brian Czech | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Brian Czech

Fellow Americans, this evening I have a special message for you. It's an unprecedented and surprising message, but ultimately it will resonate with yo...

America Needs a New Vision

Teryn Norris | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Teryn Norris

The United States is at a crossroads, and the world is watching what we do. If we fail to rise to this moment, then the American era as we know it will end -- not all at once, but slowly and surely.

Who Killed Economic Growth? (And Why the Planet Is Listening)

Asher Miller | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Asher Miller


Time to Turn the American Economic Model Upside Down? Consider Alternatives to Consumption and Growth

Rob Kall | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

Is more buying, more consuming what the U.S. needs to recover from the economic straits we're in? Maybe it's time to turn the economy upside down, to ...

The Debt Ceiling, Happiness and Bhutan

Linda Leaming | Posted 09.30.2011 | Home
Linda Leaming

Late at night, alone in the dark, we'll concede that happiness is the thing we want most. But happiness and a centered life elude us. Happiness is always the target, the reason we do what we do. But we seem to be shooting in the dark.

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...

The Damage Has Been Done

Robert Steven Kaplan | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business
Robert Steven Kaplan

For those who are fretting that the budget negotiations will "break down," they can stop worrying. Much of the damage from the debt ceiling debate has already been done and we are already experiencing the ramifications.

The Shape of Inequality And Its Impact on Growth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

2011-07-29-grafff.pngEconomic inequality doesn't grow just because folks at the top do better. It also grows because folks at the middle and bottom do worse.

No Balanced Budget Without Independence From Wall Street

Keith Harrington | Posted 09.23.2011 | Business
Keith Harrington

"We need to balance the budget in order to grow the economy." In the midst of the federal budget debt ceiling food fight, this may be one of the only ideas both political parties can more or less agree on.

How You Can Follow the Changing Fortunes of CD Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Choosing the right terms and interest rates on CDs is especially challenging because it involves a decision not just about the present, but about the future. To help you understand the economic context, try the four-corner approach.

What Next for Economic Growth?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

2011-07-19-ern.pngI don't mean to be gloomy, but I fear the latest predicted economic growth patterns are going to come later, rather than sooner.

Small, Medium-Sized Businesses Not Expecting Growth To Pick Up

Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK Alexandra Alper) - Small and medium-sized companies are increasingly glum about the chances of a pickup in growth in the U.S. economy over th...

Obama Launches Community-Based Urban Program To Spark Growth

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- The Obama administration is launching a pilot program designed to spark economic growth in urban America by partnering federal officials wi...

So Really, What's Wrong With This Economy?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.09.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Housing is at best bumping along the bottom, the engine of job growth has shifted from first gear to neutral with unemployment now increasing. Perhaps it would be useful to take a moment and just catalogue what's going wrong.

William Alden

Markets Fall On Disappointing Job Growth | William Alden | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Markets stumbled and economists darkened their forecasts as a dismal jobs report underscored that the U.S. economy's core remains battered two years a...

Finally, Student Voices Enter the Discussion on Education Debt

Ben Mangan | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Ben Mangan

This country stands at a crossroads with regard to the role that higher education plays. Education debt is a growing barrier to future prosperity.

Low Risk and High Return -- Investing in our Best

Buck Goldstein | Posted 08.26.2011 | College
Buck Goldstein

I don't know of an opportunity around that is better than investing in my 24 students. The good news is there are hundreds more like them in colleges and universities throughout the United States.

For Most, Federal Tax Rates For Most Are Lowest Since 1960s: Bruce Barlett

New York Times | BRUCE BARTLETT | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the low level of federal taxes as a share of the gross domestic product in the United States, both historically and...

U.S. Only Developed Economy To Retain Growth Momentum: OECD

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

Major economies, with the exception of the United States, are losing momentum as the outlook for growth worsens in European and developing countries, ...

Usually The Reason For Growth, States, Localities Stagnate

PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a healthy recovery, states and localities produce jobs, expand social services and help fuel the nation's economic growth. T...

Attempting To Calm Oil Prices, OPEC Considers Raising Supply

Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE (Simon Webb) - OPEC is considering raising crude supply next week for the first time since 2007 in a move that could weaken $100 oil prices ...

High Energy Prices Cause Sharp Decline In Manufacturing

DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in May at the slowest pace in 20 months, the latest sign that a sharp rise in energy prices is...

More Diversity Will Help the IMF at Work

iMFdirect | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

Nemat Shafik, who took over as IMF Deputy Managing Director in April, says she has been surprised by the vigor of internal policy debate at the IMF. "...