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Q&A: Roc Arnett - Future of the Phoenix East Valley

Vip Sitaraman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Vip Sitaraman

Do Arizona municipalities have what it takes to make the state one of the top places to do business in? Roc Arnett, president of East Valley Partnership, thinks so.

U.S. Housing Market Gets Sicker

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Stricken with a cold that never quite goes away, the nation's housing market is stumbling once again. In the fourth quarter of 2014, home values dropped and builder confidence started to erode.

A Bold Vision for a Better Future Unveiled

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green
Tom Kiernan

A definitive new report has found there is a clean source of energy that could be one of the top sources of electricity in America: wind.

Federal Reserve Board Unveils Headache-Free QE Math

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Do derivatives confuse you? Do you hate bond math? We feel the same way! So we simplified your life with headache free QE math. Compound rates, equivalent rates, production functions: who needs old math?

So Many Targets! So Little Time!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hillary, Bibi, O'Reilly, the economy... So many targets, so little time! ...

Ben Walsh

The Job Market Is Still Hurting, In 2 Charts

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business

The American job market is on an historic roll. The even better news is that it's still got a lot of room for improvement.

Fast-Tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Bad for General Welfare and Common Good

Stephen Seufert | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Stephen Seufert

If the president is confident the TPP trade agreement is in the best interest of the United States, then he should have no concern about letting Congress propose amendments that can be shared with partner nations during negotiations.

As U.S. Home Ownership Hits a 20-Year Low, Can the Recovery Be for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Just released data from the U.S. Census Bureau paint a different picture, questioning a fundamental measure of economic health - home ownership levels -- which begs the question, is it all a mirage?

Democrats Help the Middle Class - Why Can't They Win Elections?

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

In the run-up to the 2016 election, Republicans are trying to position themselves as the party of the middle class. It may well work, but not because Republicans are in fact reformist, but rather because voters and pundits eschew data and instead focus on rhetoric.

New Take on Middle-Class Economics - A 'Non-Nobel' Prize

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Journalists have probably always scratched their heads over how they can possibly engage the general public in questions of economics -- which we have Thomas Carlyle to thank for labeling indelibly as "the dismal science".

Ben Walsh

Technology Isn't Boosting Our Productivity Like It Used To

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business

We invented Facebook instead of flying cars, and that's a problem.

The Skills Gap Misery Index

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Dr. Bill R. Path

If we cannot even agree on the existence of a skills gap, we will never agree upon a solution to the skills gap. Rather than being perpetually engaged in an argument over its existence, we need to be engaged in a dialogue about how to combat it.

It Isn't Your Father's Workplace Anymore

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Llewellyn King

The political view of jobs is more jobs of the kind that we once thought of as normal and inevitable. But nature of work is changing rapidly, and it cries out for analysis.

Ben Walsh

The Best Thing About January's Jobs Report Happened In December And November

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business

In economics, the past is never dead -- it's always subject to revision.

How One Young Entrepreneur Is Revolutionizing the Bow Tie

Carol J. Carter | Posted 02.04.2015 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

As a high school student, Brandon Etheridge liked wearing bow ties but couldn't afford to buy new ones and keep his look "fresh." He had an idea: Invent an interchangeable bow tie that you can mix and match and get more use out of. Now, at 18 years old, Brandon is a full-time student with a bow tie company, Deck Head. Here's Brandon's story.

Joe Biden Twists Data

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Biden twisted international data on economic growth when he said the U.S. is “the only co...

Economic Growth Slows

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer spending and the prospect of continued low ener...

Fed Upgrades The Economy, But Will Be 'Patient' Raising Rates

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" as it largely looked through wea...

Boosting India-U.S. Ties: A Regional Imperative?

Samarth Pathak | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Samarth Pathak

In the backdrop of U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to India, Samarth Pathak gets you fresh perspectives on bilateral ties in a candid interaction with three of India's leading strategic thinkers.

The Global Economy and the U.S. Real Estate Market

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Since America is not immune to the impact of global economic and political trends, it may not be the case that the current rosy growth projections will ultimately be realized.

State of the Union

Terry Savage | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

Although the president didn't go into detail in his State of the Union, the details that were released in the week before the speech should make middle class American's think twice. Despite the rhetoric of "taxing the rich" -- it's pretty apparent that the middle class will do most of the paying.

Economic Recovery

Neal Wooten | Posted 03.23.2015 | Comedy
Neal Wooten

Economic Recovery

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

Top Latino Priorities for the 114th Congress

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 03.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

While Latinos are impacted by every public policy issue debated at the federal level, there are at least four areas with a tradition of bipartisan cooperation where the 114th Congress should start.

A Tough Day for the Prophets of Economic Doom

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Immediately after he was inaugurated six years ago today, President Obama started passing measures to help revive the economy -- over Republican opposition: the Recovery Act, the auto rescue, and significant investments in our education system. His opponents and their allies predicted that his policies would lead to further economic disaster, but they were wrong.