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Global Recession

Rising Government Debt and the Next Global Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

The recently released report from the McKinsey Global Institute on global debt is an important, and sobering, look at how little the world appears to have learned from the Global Recession, and just how dangerous levels of sovereign and consumer debt have become in the interim.

California's Pivotal Day: Things Could Have Gone Very Differently for Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Gray Davis, and Many More

William Bradley | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

If a centrist Schwarzenegger was running for re-election in 2010, would Brown, who admired Schwarzenegger and knew first-hand how difficult an incumbent governor is to defeat, have run against him?

The Celtic Tiger Is Dead. Long Live The Celtic Tiger.

Ranjit Dighe | Posted 08.20.2013 | College
Ranjit Dighe

Northern Ireland was the perfect place for this week's G8 summit. These meetings are supposed to promote peace and prosperity, and Northern Ireland, s...

The Problem That's Ravaging Italy

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

* Recession has lasted almost two years * 8.6 mln live in seriously deprived families -ISTAT ROME, May 22 (Reuters) - Mi...

Youth Unemployment Threatens Economic Recovery

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business

By Mike Dolan LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) - The global economy is recovering - although the younger you are and the longer you've been o...

Business Taking Flight: What Is Current Air Traffic Telling Us About the Economy?

Peter Hall | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Peter Hall

I spend a lot of time in airports each year, and I'm always interested in how busy they are. After all, a busy airport and full planes should mean the economy is going well, right?

Flu Pandemic Could Trigger A 'Major Global Recession'

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business

By Sharon Begley Jan 21 (Reuters) - A high body count is not the only meaningful number attached to a pandemic. The potential cost of ...

Report: Global Wealth FALLS

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The combined wealth of all individuals has fallen this year for the first time since the...

IMF Warns: Global Economic Slowdown Getting Worse

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

By Emily Kaiser and Lesley Wroughton TOKYO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The IMF said the global economic slowdown is worsening as it cut its gro...

How Much Credit Can Obama Claim on the Economy?

Robert J. Shapiro | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Shapiro

Obama did successfully block the hard right program of slash-and-burn budget austerity, which almost certainly would have plunged the economy back into recession, as it did in Britain. But once again, come November, how much credit will he get for avoiding another downturn?

The Global Economic Slowdown

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The economic data gleaned over the past few weeks conveys a sense of foreboding about the health of the global economy.

Mark Gongloff

Recession Watch Begins

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

Get ready: The ugly May jobs report will revive talk of another recession. Don't believe it. Yet. The "R" word got dropped all over Twitter within ...

Dow Drops All Of 2012 Gains

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

* May payrolls report well short of expectations * China PMI falls, adding to global growth fears * Mining stocks rare g...

Global Tectonic Shifts

Scheherazade Rehman | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Scheherazade Rehman

This is without doubt the worst financial crisis in over eight decades. There is a growing disquiet on the issues of fairness and justice of open markets economies.

Plutonomy and the Precariat

Noam Chomsky | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

The Occupy movement has been an extremely exciting development. If the bonds and associations it has established can be sustained through a long, dark period ahead -- because victory won't come quickly -- it could prove a significant moment in American history.

Cities With The Most Expensive Office Space

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

The global economy may still be in dire straights, but if demand for rental office space is any signal, things could be looking up. The global mark...

10 Retailers With The Most Sales Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

Regardless of the number of mom and pops around the world, a small number of retailers continue to dominate the industry as a whole. Of the top 25...

Where Is the Burning Man Heading?

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Efraim Chalamish

The new regimes in the Middle East, driven by old and new strong Islamist political parties, face an unprecedented challenge. They need to bring years of economic regression to an end.

China Slowdown Spreading To Services Sector

Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

China's services sector cooled in November to its weakest growth in three months, an HSBC purchasing managers' index showed on Monday, the latest data...

OECD: All Major Economies Headed For Slowdowns

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

None of the world's major economies will escape a slowdown, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Monday, highlighting in...

Global Recession? Jobs Gone? Everyone a Scapegoat.

Larry MacDonald | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business
Larry MacDonald

If you want to know when the recession will be over and things back to normal, just look at the dates and overlay the 11.1 year cycle, and you will be pretty close to prognosticating the recovery.

Soros: Three Steps Necessary To Avoid Global Meltdown

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

Policymakers have lost control of the economic crisis and financial markets are forcing the world into a depression, George Soros said on Friday, urgi...

Can America Afford Equality?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

If we as Americans accept the idea that the only hope for our future rests with the rich and the multinationals, and that we must abandon the fundamental principle of equality of opportunity, then perhaps we need to take another look at the American Dream.

Paul Krugman: 50 Percent Chance Global Economy Will Enter Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

Even though Obama's jobs plan is "bolder and better" than Paul Krugman expected, the Nobel-Prize winning economist still told Bloomberg Television on ...

Where Is Globe Growth Without the U.S., Europe and Japan?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

everyone other than President Barack Obama realizes that further fiscal stimulus is out of the question. The real policy choice is how aggressively to rein in the deficit. And even that decision is more likely to be made by foreign creditors.