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Green Shoots

Learning to See Brown Shoots Instead of Green Ones

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

For years now, economic forecasters have continuously predicted recovery, gotten a spate of bad news, and pushed their recovery prediction out a few quarters. The problem is structural, i.e., it's in the models.

A New Spin on Bank Fraud: Banks Defrauding Their Investors, Auditors and Regulators, Which Also Helps Delinquent Mortgagees

Reggie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Reggie Middleton

Last week, I made clear to my readers and subscribers that the bank malaise is not over, despite what may appear to be encouraging moves by the exec...

What Will an Economic Recovery Build Upon?

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

The economy: Has it bottomed? Are we recovering? Will we see a "V" shaped bounce? Or a "U"? Or a "W"? Let's examine exactly what is going to lead this economy out of our deep recession.

Ouch! Recession, Part 11

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Several prominent economic voices are now calling for a double-dip recession -- an end to the current one, a recovery of sorts and then a slide back into another recession.

Smoking the Green Shoots

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

The fevered activity at Goldman is a sign of lingering economic illness, not economic health. With purchasing power still declining and unemployment still rising, where will the recovery come from?

Economic Recovery, the Weight Watchers Way

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

We need the Weight Watchers approach, not a crash diet. If the recovery occurs too quickly, people and institutions may return to their old, bad habits.

Obama's Economic Crisis Team is Full of Green Shoots

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Larry Summers, Timothy Geithner and Ben Bernanke may go down in history as the three horsemen of the global financial and economic apocalypse

Half-Time Economic Update: Are You Smoking Green Shoots?

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

Avoiding financial calamity is a good thing and it does appear that the global economy is past the worst point in the cycle, but a self-sustained recovery is not necessarily in the bag.

Roubini: The Green Shoots Are Mostly Yellow Weeds

RGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The June employment report suggests that the alleged 'green shoots' are mostly yellow weeds that may eventually turn into brown manure. The employment...

Warren Buffet On Economy: 'We've Had No Bounce' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In an interview with CNBC this week, legendary investor Warren Buffett offered a rather grim assessment of the economy. In other words, forget all the...

Three Not-So-Optimistic Economists (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now, you've probably heard of the much-ballyhooed "green shoots" in the economy. On Friday, the Dow actually closed positive for 2009, leading some...

Plastic Green Shoots

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

What we are experiencing is just an artificially derived respite -- we have only entered the eye of our debt induced hurricane.

Ignore the Scaremongers - Watch out for the Truly Scary

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

Economists and their friends in bond markets are scaremongering in the hope of achieving cuts in government programs, rises in unemployment and lower wages. This is lunacy parading as economics.

Don't Call It a Comeback

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

This rather overwhelming response to the first "green shoots" of the economic crisis suggests that we've reached a significant, even threshold, moment that policymakers must utilize.