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Debt Ceiling Standoff

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

No wonder Congress is so unpopular. Last year's House and Senate teamed up to be the most ineffective Congress in decades. Sadly, the new Congress looks like it is going to underperform its predecessor.

U.S. Election 2012: "Only You Have the Power to Move Us Forward"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Aiko Stevenson

Four years later however, the euphoria has dissipated to reveal a disappointed nation. Obama has been unable to rein in Congress, and his lofty rhetoric has crumpled under the weight of a sickly economy still struggling to recover from its worst downturn since the Great Depression.

A Mountain Of Bad News Around Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.09.2012 | College

Thought the mortgage crisis was a rough ride? Buckle up for the next financial crisis. Student-loan debt may be the next major U.S.-asset bubble to...

Federal Reserve Continues To Push Toward More Transparency

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve under Ben Bernanke has gone further than ever to explain its policies to the public. It's ready to go further s...

Long-Term Unemployment Makes Working A Dim Memory For Many

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — For more Americans, being out of work has become a semi-permanent condition. Nearly one-third of the unemployed – nearly 4.5...

Starbucks To Collect Donations To Spur U.S. Job Creation

AP | By SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Starbucks hopes customers will be willing to pay at least $5 more when they stop in for their morning cup of Joe. Starting Nov. 1, ...

Bank Of America Foreclosure Notices Reportedly Spike In August

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. Nearly a year after announcing plans to halt foreclosures in all 50 states, Bank of America reportedly is ramping up ...

Analysts Increasingly Gloomy About America's Economic Prospects

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Forecasters are increasingly reining in their expectations for the United States' economic performance, suggesting that the country will face many mor...

Tyler Kingkade

Moody's Analytics Warns: Student Debt May Be The Next Financial Bubble To Burst | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Record borrowing by college students who are graduating without jobs could lead to major problems in the nation's economy, according to ...

Sales Of Existing Homes Drops, Partly Due To Tornadoes

Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Pending sales of existing U.S. homes dropped far more than expected in April to touch a seven-month low, a trade group said on Friday...

Moody's Pushes Egypt Deeper Into Junk Status

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CAIRO — Moody's Investor's Service pushed Egypt's sovereign bond rating deeper into junk status on Wednesday, the latest symptom of uncertainty abou...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Dismisses Report That GOP Plan Would Cause Job Loss | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed a question about the possibility of the lower chamber's spending bill kill...

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...

How The Foreclosure Mess Could Hurt The Recovery

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hopes for economic improvement this year are being threatened by the lingering mess of unresolved foreclosures. Alleged foreclosure fraud committed...