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What Should Janet Yellen's Fed Do?

Harlan Green | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Their policies have to maximize the purchasing power of consumers that power most economic growth. If consumers can't or won't spend more, then our economy can't grow as it should.

Job Openings Jump To Highest Levels Since 2001

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business

There were more than 5 million jobs available at the end of 2014.

Everybody's Quitting Their Jobs Now

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business

Quit your job, help the economy. More than 2.7 million Americans, or 2 percent of all workers, quit their jobs in September, the Bureau of Labor St...

Hoorays for New Fed Chair Yellen

Harlan Green | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's congressional testimony proved that she is more than qualified to steer the US economy back to health. She is the economists' economist, in a word, willing to explain the most basic economic truths in her first marathon session (seven hours) before the House Financial Services Committee.

Mark Gongloff

The Chart That Shows Hiring Is Clearly Dead In The Water | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

If it wasn't clear before, it's clear now: Employers just aren't hiring. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday released its latest Job Openings...

11 Reasons Why the Unemployment Crisis Is Even Worse Than You Think

Michael Thornton | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business
Michael Thornton

This American jobs disaster will not vanish if neglected, but what will vanish are the hopes, dreams and financial well-being of millions of hard-working Americans.

No 'Double-Dip,' In Spite of Republican Efforts

Harlan Green | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

There will be no double-dip recession, in spite of the wild rumors and S&P downgrade of U.S. debt to AA-plus. So what are the markets worried about?