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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 01.23.2015 | 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 01.23.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Neal Wooten

Economic Recovery

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.21.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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.

Global Economy Faces Strong and Complex Crosscurrents

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

On the one hand, major economies are benefiting from the decline in the price of oil. On the other, in many parts of the world, lower long-run prospects adversely affect demand, resulting in a strong undertow.

Republicans Fixed the Economy?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

Well, here we are at the start of 2015, and the unemployment rate has declined to 5.6 percent. Over the course of 58 consecutive months, the Obama economy has created 11.2 million private sector jobs.

FINALLY: GOVERNMENTS START SPENDING

New York Times | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics

NAPLES, Fla. — For a long stretch, government spending cutbacks at all levels were a substantial drag on economic growth. Now, finally, relief is in...

A Great Sign For The U.S. Economy

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy is growing at an increasingly rapid pace, government data released Tuesday shows, raising hopes that a slow-going American recovery i...

Obama on a Roll

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Even Obama's supporters sometimes express frustration because the president has refused to act for the sake of acting, shoot from the hip, or jump to conclusions. His approach, no matter the issue, has been measured, studied, thoughtful, cerebral and yes, lawyerly.

U.S. Economy Grows At Fastest Rate Since 2003

AP | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a sizzling 5 percent annual rate in the July-September period, the fastest in more than a decade, boosted...

Holiday Shopping in Hard Times

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Kathleen Weldon

The holiday season is in full swing, and for many Americans that means just one thing: shopping. But in a difficult economy, can the public afford its annual spending spree?

Ben Walsh

3 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Too Excited About The Jobs Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

The labor market is like late-70s fashion: Still far too much fringe.

Ben Walsh

What CEOs Really Want When They Complain About 'Uncertainty'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

Congress is back in session and corporate America’s favorite excuse is back in action.

The Rising Costs of U.S. Income Inequality

Laura Tyson | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Laura Tyson

The U.S. is caught in a vicious circle: rising income inequality breeds more inequality in educational opportunity, which generates greater inequality in educational attainment. That, in turn, translates into a waste of human talent, a less educated workforce, slower economic growth and even greater income inequality.

U.S. Economy Grew Faster Than First Reported Last Quarter

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more ...

Ben Walsh

Unemployment Is Down, But Wages Aren't Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business

Unemployment has been ticking down with remarkable consistency. And yet as unemployment falls, American's pay isn't budging upwards.

The Global Economy Is Flying on One Engine -- But There Is Turbulence Ahead

Nouriel Roubini | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
Nouriel Roubini

If the Republican Party takes full control of the U.S. Congress in the midterm election, policy gridlock is likely to worsen, risking a rerun of the damaging fiscal battles that led last year to a government shutdown and almost to a technical debt default. More broadly, the gridlock will prevent the passage of important structural reforms that the U.S. needs to boost growth.

U.S. Economy Grows At 3.5 Percent Rate

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the d...

Conservatives for Stimulus - A New Bumper Sticker

Paul A. London | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Paul A. London

I write this, however, not to praise Wal-Mart but to criticize it. Unemployment and underemployment are killing Wal-Mart's middle and lower income customers.