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Global Economic Recovery 'Gaining Strength,' G8 Says

Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

DEAUVILLE - The Group of Eight leaders agreed on Friday that the global economy recovery was becoming more "self-sustained," although higher commodity...

Women, Growth and Generational Change

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Better policies and bigger projects will not by themselves achieve gender parity. Real change will come about only when gender becomes as integral and natural to development as environmental protection or fiscal transparency.

'No Doubt The Economy Has Slowed'

Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: Corporate profits contracted in the first quarter for the first time in more than two years and the economy grew at the same pedestrian pa...

Cut and Grow? I Say No

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I've been pretty aghast to hear claims that large cuts would immediately generate job growth when the opposite is almost surely the case. You can make this a lot more complicated, but when you're as far below capacity as we are it's really quite simple arithmetic.

Japan Could Need Additional Stimulus, Moody's Says

Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Leika Kihara) - Japan's return to recession and a bigger-than-expected slump in first-quarter economic growth are negative for its credit ratin...

The Emerging Bright Spot in Europe

Antonio Borges | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Antonio Borges

it will take a while before most crisis-hit countries will be able to reclaim the economic output that was lost as a result of the crisis. But things are definitely going in the right direction.

Gold May Glitter But Can It Deliver?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The classic safe-haven investment has seen a strong uptrend in value since the autumn of 2008. Various factors have been credited as drivers of this move, but what is the risk gold could lose its luster?

Women Entrepreneurs: Trapped Within Glass Walls

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Lesa Mitchell

Women who could be high-growth entrepreneurs make up our most crucial source of untapped talent. It's time to start tapping on those glass walls.

Immigration North of the Border

Hazeen Ashby | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Hazeen Ashby

Rather than the American conservative mantra that one more immigrant means one less American job, Canada has pegged immigration to economic growth and has attempted to make the nation a global magnet for talent.

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U.S. Economy Slows To A Crawl -- At Least For Now | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- At least temporarily, the U.S. economy has slowed to a crawl. U.S. gross domestic product -- one of the key gauges of overall economic...

Soaring Food, Gas Prices Push Inflation Up, Economic Growth Down

Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By By Lucia Mutikani) - Economic growth slowed more than expected in the first quarter as higher food and gasoline prices dampened consume...

Memos From the Developing World: Violence and the Failure of Institutions

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

We can build institutions good enough and legitimate enough not just to prevent violent conflict, but also to avoid falling back into it. The police will be "good" when the streets are safe.

Cutting Taxes Will Boost Entrepreneurship: Kauffman Foundation

Tim Kane | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Tim Kane

What's the secret sauce for job creation? Step one is to identify who actually creates jobs (hint: entrepreneurs). Step two is to find the best way to stimulate them.

Another Bite Out of Life

Brian Czech | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Brian Czech

The malfunctioning at Fukushima is but one of the bites out of life stemming from the human failure to recognize, much less plan for, the high price and growing risks of economic growth.

The "Innovation for Jobs" Chasm

David Nordfors | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business
David Nordfors

Politicians have started to discuss innovation as a job creator. This is logical. Innovation is the main driver of economic growth. But are countries organized to do anything about it? We think not.

10 Companies That Will Save The U.S. Economy: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street: America lost its lead as the world's top manufacturer to China. That is in part the basis of the argument that China's Gross Dome...

Women-Owned Businesses On The Rise

Open Forum | Posted 06.02.2011 | Business

Today, American Express OPEN released The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, a comprehensive look at the growth of women-ow...

Replicating the Bipartisan Economic Successes of the 1990s

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Dean Garfield

As with the 1990s, there are real opportunities in front of both parties to enact genuine, meaningful, pro-growth reforms that will energize the nation's high-tech economy, create American jobs and build a more prosperous future.

Economy Grew Faster Than Previously Thought In Fourth Quarter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: The economy grew more quickly than previously estimated in the fourth quarter as businesses maintained fairly solid spending and restocked...

Why Helping Only 'Main Street' Won't Fix The Economy

Greg Becker | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
Greg Becker

All small businesses are not the same. Until this is registered and embraced by our legislators, this country will not succeed in its efforts to promote economic growth through innovation or unleash our full capacity to compete globally.

England's Slowing Economy Could Lead To Downgrade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Britain's triple-A sovereign debt rating could be at risk if slower economic growth makes it harder for the government to rein in its budg...

EU Bonds: Portugal Proving the Point & How You Can Profit

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Just what is at the root of the EU's troubles? And how do last week's events with Portugal exemplify the problem?

Kauffman's Guide To Navigating The Startup Game

Nick Seguin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nick Seguin

While the active and messy life-cycle of company building is far from being boiled "down to a science," entrepreneurs will be a step ahead if they focus on people, strategic financing and iteration.

A Full Employment Act for the 21st Century

Brian Czech | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Czech

We need a steady state revolution to move from the old, unsustainable goal of economic growth to the new, sustainable goal of a steady state economy.

IMF Official: China, Brazil Growing Too Fast

Reuters | Lesley Wroughton and Chrystia Freeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Emerging market economies that powered the global recovery may be growing too fast for their own good as inflation pressures bu...