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Northern Spring, Southern Chills: Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean

Alejandro Werner | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Alejandro Werner

Economic growth dynamics vary across the region, broadly along North-South lines. While spring may be in the air for Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean, the economic climate remains decidedly chilly in much of South America. What is behind these divergent prospects, and how can a sunnier outlook be restored to the entire region?

Janie Velencia

Americans' View Of Economy Reaches New High Under Obama Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Americans are the most positive they've been about the economy since President Barack Obama took office, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday...

The Emerging Populist Groundswell

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

We are the richest country humanity has ever seen, and we are at our richest moment. Yet hardworking Americans keep coming home to "a plate full of worry." This is largely because over the last few decades the wages of the bottom 80 percent of Americans have fallen or stagnated while the super-rich rake in all the profits. We can do better, and we must.

Top Money Tips for Women in 2015

Lisa Kaess | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Lisa Kaess

t Feminomics, we're calling 2015 a "Year of Action," because in contrast to recent years, U.S. consumers benefit from a stronger U.S. dollar exchange rate, low gas prices and borrowing costs back down near record lows. Here are our top three ways to seize the moment and make it yours.

Why a Credit Union Might Be the Smartest Choice You've Ever Made

Rachel Pross | Posted 04.10.2015 | Money
Rachel Pross

Imagine what the U.S. economy would be like without a not-for-profit balance and competitive presence in the financial services marketplace to help keep rates and fees in check.

St. Louis' $5 Billion Sewer Upgrade Could Bring Much-Needed Jobs

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Angela Glover Blackwell

All over the country, cities are preparing to put billions of dollars into much-needed upgrades to aging and outdated water and sewer systems.

Ben Walsh

March's Weak Jobs Report Is More Evidence The Fed Should Be Careful

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

The March jobs report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was not good. After months of very strong jobs reports, though, it was a spec...

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

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Viputheshwar 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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...