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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 | 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 | 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 | Robert Farley | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on 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.


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 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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 02.08.2015 | 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?