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Industry Complaints About the New EPA Carbon Pollution Rule? We've Heard It All Before

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Industrial polluters are using the same scare tactic they trot out every time the government proposes stricter emission controls: exaggerate the cost, overstate job losses, and completely ignore the benefits.

We Have A Long Way To Go In The Government Jobs Recovery

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business

Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. state and local government employment won't return to its pre-recession peak until early 2017, following widespread public ...

D.C. Reports Growth In Local Tourism Jobs, Spending

Posted 05.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The amount of tourism spending in the nation's capital grew in 2011, according to numbers released Tuesday by Destination DC, the city's...

Eurozone Hits Awful Record

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

LONDON — Mass unemployment in Greece and Spain, where nearly half of those under 25 are out of work, sent the jobless rate across the 17-nation ...

Index: Detroit, D.C. Home Prices Rose Last Year, Slumped In 18 Other Cities

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The depressed housing market flashed a positive signal in July, with home prices in most major U.S. cities rising for the fourth straig...

Libyan Rebels' Allies, Now Financial Backers, Poised For Payday

AP | By BRIAN MURPHY and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- When Libyan rebels first called out for international aid, the wealthy Gulf was quick to answer: Warplanes from Qatar a...

Yepoka Yeebo

U.S. Economy Slows To A Crawl -- At Least For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Consumer Spending Up -- Thanks To Higher Gas And Food Prices

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

Consumer spending increased in February for the eighth straight month, but much of the gain came from steadily rising gas prices and higher grocery bi...

Yepoka Yeebo

Corporate Profits At All-Time High As Recovery Stumbles

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Despite high unemployment and a largely languishing real estate market, U.S. businesses are more profitable than ever, according to federa...

Credit Card Debt Is Falling, But Only Because Of Defaults, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Credit card debt fell last year only because of consumer defaults and bank write-offs, a new study argues. In 2010, U.S. credit card debt dropped ...

Japan Grabbed More U.S. Debt Prior To Earthquake

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Japan increased its holdings of U.S. government debt for an eighth straight month in January. But the second-largest holder of U.S. Trea...

China Edges Ahead Of U.S. In Manufacturing, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After over a century of dominance, U.S. manufacturing has dropped into second place behind China, according to estimates released Monday by IHS Global...

Americans See Their Wealth Increase -- Thanks To Stocks, Not Real Estate

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to a rebounding stock market, Americans' household wealth increased by $2.1 trillion last year, even as high unemployment and a sagging real es...

Consumer Confidence Hits 3-Year High

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. consumers are more confident than they've been in three years, according to the data released today by the Conference Board. The organization's ...

Retail Sales Rise For The Sixth Month In A Row

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's expectations of only moderate economic growth this year, Americans are less worried about losing their...

Home Rise In May For Second Straight Month

AP | J.W. ELPHINSTONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — If you bought a home in San Francisco in the past year, it might feel like the housing slump is over. Bay area home prices have shot ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Number Of Long-Term Unemployed Continues To Rise, Sets Another All-Time High

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While the increase in jobs over the past month provides hope that the economy's nascent recovery will continue to blossom, one troubling trend in Frid...

Consumer Spending Up Again, But Incomes Stagnant In February

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Confidence is growing that the economic recovery won't fizzle out. Consumers kept cash registers humming last month at a decent pac...

Shahien Nasiripour

Housing Woes To Continue, More Losses Coming

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The nation's second-largest bank expects the number of delinquent home loans to skyrocket over the next year, echoing analysts' expectations of a gloo...

New Home Construction Takes Big Dive In December

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The housing market remains a significant risk to the economy, data Wednesday showed, as bad weather across much of the country hamm...