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Economic Recovery

Tired of Waiting, Icelanders Gather to Create a Roadmap for the Future

Alda Sigmundsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alda Sigmundsdottir

1,500 Icelanders will gather in a sports arena in Reykjavík to brainstorm and plan a future vision for our country, and subsequently lay the foundation for the implementation of that vision.

Second Great Depression Still Possible: The Financial Times | Thomas Palley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the past year the global economy has experienced a massive contraction, the deepest since the Great Depression of the 1930s. But this spring, eco...

86k New Jobs Need To Be Added Every Month To Hold Unemployment Rate Steady In 2010: Asha Bangalore

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Exactly how many jobs will President Obama's new economic initiatives have to create to stabilize the economy? In a research piece published yeste...

Health Care Reform is Critically Important, But Getting Americans Back to Work is More So

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The optimist in me says Obama can pivot off a health-care victory and launch some new initiatives that palpably and quickly spur job growth. The realist says there aren't any such initiatives.

Nouriel Roubini: Unemployment Will Rise Through 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nouriel Roubini, the chairman of RGE Monitor, appeared on CNBC this morning and had more warnings for those expecting a brisk economic recovery from t...

Halloween Pet Pimp Costumes: Not a Good Gauge of the Economy's Strength

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

I fear the fallout of this year's Great Recession has been forgotten and is now as dusty a memory as that of Black Tuesday, which occurred 80 years ago -- October 29, 1929.

Colorado's Recovery Requires More Lending to Small Businesses

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

We don't need to resolve a complex national debate on health care to help small companies. Easier access to cash will enable emerging companies to start hiring and our Colorado economy to start climbing.

White House Jobs Summit: Digging Out of Unemployment Cycles

Meizhu Lui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meizhu Lui

We can get the economy to work and work for all of us, by putting the American people to work. We're shovel ready!

Bloomberg: Outlook Positive For Colorado Ski Industry In 2009-10

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Bloomberg reported Monday that ski resorts across the country are confident that business will improve this season over last year, as skiers see the e...

The Teepee Shaped Recovery

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

The upcoming economic downfall will surprise most investors who have been tricked into believing that a government can print and spend their way into prosperity.

More Pain For You And Me: The Economy's About To Stumble

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Reinbach

Since the likelihood of more federal stimulus packages is low -- unless they're called something like a "jobs bill" -- this will mean more pain and an even slower economy.

Hypocrisy Alert: Kansas GOP Chair on Recovery Act

Mike Nellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Nellis

The Kansas Republican Chairwoman went on attack over the Recovery Act. Never mind that the act has created over 1 million jobs, and Kansas' jobless rate actually declined again last month.

No Virgina, the Economic Stats Aren't Manipulated

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the greatest themes around the economic blogsphere is the government is manipulating the numbers to make things look better than they are. However, this is an easily debunked claim.

We Need New Banks

Rep. John K. Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. John K. Delaney

The Obama Administration should charter 100 new special "Business Banking Charters," to aggressively participate in lending to small- to mid-sized companies.

Does Citigroup Need China?

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The decision by China to stop buying U.S. government debt may not harm the economy's recovery, but it could be devastating to the recovery efforts at Citigroup.

How Effective Will Stimulus Be in Getting This Economy Moving?

Edward Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Harrison

Does fiscal or monetary stimulus work?

Four Obama Mistakes That Could Turn His Cheers into Jeers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A year from now voters and the media will take stock of President Obama's mid-term performance. When they do four things will leap out as major Oba...

Ryan Mack's Open Letter to Detroit: Safer Exotic Bars = Faster Economic Recovery

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

There is no dollar value on the safety of the women in the exotic dancing industry.

Where Will the Jobs Come From?

Rep. John K. Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. John K. Delaney

To be an employed nation we have to return to our roots and embrace, encourage and reward entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Left, Right & Center: Olympics, Unemployment Rate 9.8%, Iran, Baucus Bill, Sex!

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

The economy, touted as recovering, continues to be a jobless recovery: unemployment is at 9.8%. Arianna says Larry Summers and Obama's economic advisors are the problem, not the solution.

No Good Times for Big Business -- They're Mad as Hell and Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Big Business is not as interested in making big plans or big money with big ideas as they are in blaming Washington for all that ultimately ails you.

Recession May Improve Health | Amy Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Researchers from the University of Michigan found U.S. life expectancy increased by 6 years between 1929 and 1932, from 57 to 63, with the increase oc...

Skewed Recovery

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Angry masses see the recession as purely financial. This is false. Policy makers have rushed to address the financial crisis. This is near sighted. We have addressed one of our afflictions and left the greater economic problems under-appreciated and unaddressed.

Study: Bad Economy May Be Good for Your Health | Theresa Tamkins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Are you finally ready for some good news about the recession? Although it seems hard to believe, a shaky economy might actually be good for your heal...

Putting American Jobs, Competitiveness, and Economic Health First

John J. Castellani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John J. Castellani

New rules would limit the flexibility of U.S. businesses to redeploy capital to geographic areas that show the most promise for growth and also eliminate vital foreign tax credits.