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William Alden

Federal Tax Rate At Lowest Level In Over 60 Years, Bartlett Says | William Alden | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

Hearing some politicians talk about taxes, one might be convinced the United States has one of the highest tax rates in the world. But the reality ...

'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 pedestr...

Economy Causing 'Deep Emotional Shock' For Many In Greece

New York Times | LANDON THOMAS Jr. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

It has been one year since Greece avoided bankruptcy when Europe and the International Monetary Fund provided a 110 billion euro ($155 billion) bailou...

The Wage Gap Plot Thickens

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Ignoring unpaid work distorts our Gross Domestic Product and the assessment of our national living standards. Among married fathers and mothers who work, women spend twice as much time on housework than men.

Yepoka Yeebo

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 con...

OECD: Tax Hike In Japan Will Help Economy During Recovery

AP | By JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Japan should as much as quadruple its sales tax rate to deal with a crushing deficit that's bound to grow as it spends on reconstruction from...

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...

Japan's Crisis Will Lower U.S. GDP, IMF Says

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

ROME (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for Japan's 2011 GDP growth after this month's devastating earthquake and ha...

Over Half Of CEOs Plan To Hire This Summer, Survey Finds

Reuters | Scott Malone | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. chief executives' view of the economy brightened in the first quarter, with more than half now ready to...

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 res...

WAY OFF: Government Issues Big Revision Of Economic Growth Data

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The economy grew slower than initially estimated in the fourth quarter as government investment contracted more sharply and c...

Economic Growth Hits Pre-Recession Speed

The Wall Street Journal | SARA MURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. economic output finally regained the level reached before the recession, as growth sped up on stronger consumer spending and exports. Gross dome...

Lila Shapiro

Economic Growth Still Not Good Enough To Dent Jobs Crisis | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The American economy sped up in the last three months of 2010, but economic growth is still dramatically short of where it needs to be to make a signi...

GDP Revised Up, But Economy Still Not Growing Fast Enough

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: The U.S. economy grew faster than previously estimated in the third quarter, government data showed on Tuesday, but still not enough to ad...

William Alden

Economy Recovering Slowly, As Jobs And Housing Fail To Add Much To Growth | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A growing sense that the economy is finally mounting a genuine recovery was reinforced this week as the government released several encouraging pieces...

Let's Get Ready To Rumble

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

That colorful catchphrase is what sports announcer Michael Buffer, bellows before one big boxing match after another. That's essentially what I also ...

The Deficit Commission Report: A Good Start, But Only a Start

Gary Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Johnson

While the Deficit Commission's report may be bold, it isn't bold enough. Eliminating waste won't do it. We need to cut what government does, not just what it spends trying to do it.

Economy Grew At 'Feeble' Pace In Second Quarter

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The nation's economic growth tailed off sharply in the spring and probably isn't faring any better now. Gross domestic product &nd...

The Rupee Road to Riches

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

U.S. tourists frequently tell me about the mass poverty they see in India. There's no denying that. But for now, the opportunity to go from rags to riches is there.

Pakistan and the India-US Entente

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

Pakistan's leaders have long portrayed American attempts to build ties with India as a betrayal. And although this desire for parity is not new, it has never benefited them.

Twitter Fight: Roubini Attacks Business Insider Over GDP Prediction

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A wonkish spat erupted Friday between economist Nouriel Roubini and blogger Joe Weisenthal, all in 140 characters or fewer. It started Friday morning...

The Invi$ibility of Nature: Green on Green

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Does the color green signify nature or dollars ... or both? Time was, economists saw concerns about nature to be la...

If You Like the Recession, You'd Love "Speaker Boehner"

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

To escape a period of long-term economic stagnation, we need a major shot of additional stimulus now. But we will never get it -- at least in the near term -- if Republicans take control of one of the houses of Congress.

Unemployment Could Rise To 10.1 Percent In 2011, Economists Say

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the economy continues to grow, unemployment could rise over the next year to as high as 10.1 percent, according to a new paper by the San Fran...