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Iran's Reintegration into the World Economy as Sanctions are lifted; Not Too Fast!

David Oualaalou | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Iran's reintegration into the global economy with the lifting of economic sanctions brings great joy of Iranians but deep reservations to many Americans.

Wall Street Is Worried About China, But You May Not Need To Be

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

Financial markets have been signaling that investors are increasingly worried about how China’s slowdown will hurt the U.S. economy. If you rely...

U.S. Fourth-Quarter GDP Rose At A 0.7 Percent Rate

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth braked sharply in the fourth quarter as businesses stepped up efforts to reduce an inventory glut...

President Obama's Greatest Regret

Kirby Goidel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

President Barack Obama has yet to win over many Republican or conservative admirers. Yet, there can be little doubt that most of his detractors are doing better today than they were on January 20, 2009 when he was first sworn into office.

2015 Was Solid Year for Job Growth. What Happens Next Matters a Lot.

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Jared Bernstein

2015 was a good year for job growth. By the end of the year, the tightening job market finally started showing signs of generating some wage pressures. But we've got a ways to go before the economy's growth is broadly shared.

Expanding Foreign Investment in 2016: Creating Jobs and Supporting the U.S. Economy

Stefan M. Selig | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Stefan M. Selig

Our country's singular ability to attract FDI has delivered growth, prosperity, and jobs coming out of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. And our continuing ability to ensure that the U.S. remains the top-global destination for FDI will be critical to furthering our future economic success and our ongoing global leadership.

U.S. Economy Adds 292,000 Jobs, Unemployment Steady At 5%

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — American employers added a strong 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global trends ...

Most Americans Are $1,000 Away From Financial Ruin: Report

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business

If your semimonthly paycheck is the only thing keeping your head above water, you're not alone. A new survey published by personal financing site Ban...

The Strange Silence of Your Presidential Candidates (and What You Can Do About It)

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Science will, in fact, determine our entire future. Do science and technology therefore deserve a presidential debate all to themselves?

The Economic Weakness Right Under Our Nose

Scott Paul | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Scott Paul

More than two million net new jobs have been created this year in America, a not too shabby number. Not a single one of them, though, is in manufacturing. That's terrible news, not only for people who want to work in factories, but for the wider economy.

Could Leaving Openings Unfilled in High-pay Career Field That Needs Workers Now Derail Economy?

Thom Senzee | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Thom Senzee

The federal highway transportation bill congress passed earlier this month was touted by some as a post-Boehner, bipartisan compromise. But it wasn't long before the bill was criticized as anemic and a missed opportunity to go big.

A Lot to Be Thankful For

MoneyTips | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
MoneyTips

As Thanksgiving approaches, we think about all of the people and things in our lives that we are thankful for -- but how often do we think about being thankful for our economic good fortune?

Don't Blame Carly. No Republican Can Defend Their Party's Job Creation Record

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Have Democratic presidents been perfect? Of course not. Have they vanquished economic inequality and created paradise on earth? No president can. However, Democrats have a positive record to run on.

With Sanctions Lifting, What's in Store for Iran's Economy?

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Helen I. Hwang

Following the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, plans for the lifting of economic sanctions are moving forward with "Implementation Day" planned as soon as late 2015 or early 2016. Not only is this move important for the United States for geopolitical reasons, observers say, but removing trade embargoes should boost Iran's economy.

Market Weak Ahead (Not a Typo)

Phil Davis | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

First of all -- let's talk jobs. The markets managed to end the week on a high note as a huge beat on the headline Non-Farm Payroll number stunned us all with 271,000 jobs added in October.

5 Principles to Restore Trust in Banking

Keith Mestrich | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

In today's America, bankers are often seen as uncaring, and media portrayals reflect a view that banks put hardworking people on the streets. Our industry, which should be a key part of helping people achieve their economic and financial goals, has lost consumer trust.

5 Early Black Friday Predictions

MoneyTips | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
MoneyTips

How do you know whether Black Friday prices will be better than any reference prices or deals earlier in the year? You can make your best guess based on your own shopping experience, or you can consult websites like BestBlackFriday.com.

Russia: And the Danger of an Irrelevant Gas Station

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Edward Goldberg

It is the declining power, Russia, that is both threatened by the global order and threatening to the global order, that has nothing to lose in trying to reshuffle the deck. Russia is the only major economy that, beyond a collapsing energy market, has no skin in the globalized game.

Powerful Solutions for a Powerful Problem

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Tuesday's debate will be Democratic presidential candidates' make-or-break opportunity to show whether they're serious about addressing this powerful problem.

An Emerging American Workforce Speaks Out: It's Time to Pay Attention

Stephane Kasriel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Stephane Kasriel

Nearly 54 million men and women are now part of America's independent workforce -- working variously as accountants, computer programmers, translators, designers, health care providers, and more.

Keep the Crude Oil Export Ban to Protect Jobs, Environment

Kim Glas | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Kim Glas

It's expected that the House will soon vote on a bill to lift the long-standing ban on crude oil exports. We should take a step back and see how this 180-degree shift in policy will impact us all.

Are You Prepared for the Inevitable Interest Rate Increase?

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Scott De Buitléir

The U.S. economy has been slowly rebuilding itself for more than a decade, and the Federal Reserve has played an important role. Now, however, it is a virtual certainty that the interest rate will begin increasing before the end of the year, and perhaps even by the end of September.

In the Face of Complexity

Dante Disparte | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

SME Competitiveness and Healthcare Reform The central tenant of the insurance industry is that the law of large numbers drives down the average price...

Five Ways to Honor the American Worker this Labor Day

Carla Javits | Posted 09.05.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

The essence of this special day is about acknowledging the strength, skill, persistence and even artistry demonstrated every time any job is done well. It's something we too readily forget in a world that seems to be more and more dominated by fame, fortune and reality television.

Credit Union 101: What's the Difference, and Why You Should Make the Switch!

Rachel Pross | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Rachel Pross

If you're wondering what the deal is or why you should make the switch from your big bank, you're already halfway to making a very smart decision.