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Middle-Aged People More Likely To Die During Economic Booms

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

Middle-aged and older adults have a higher likelihood of dying during times of economic expansion than when the economy is shrinking, according to a s...

Businesses Hired Mostly Part-Time Workers This Year

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of fo...

Jillian Berman

Why Wealthy Americans' Cash Hoarding Is Everyone's Problem | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

America's wealthiest households are increasingly squirreling away their cash, according to two recently published reports, in a trend that could pose ...

The Numbers Never Lie

Frances Causey | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Frances Causey

Profits are not the problem. Blind, relentless pursuit of them at any cost by any business large or small is.

D.M. Levine

Brokers: Sell Short! | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

Some stock brokers seem to be feeling pessimistic about the market. This week, short sale recommendations among institutional brokers jumped to 44 ...

We're More Pessimistic Than Ever

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Money

* Consumer sentiment falls to lowest since December * Views of economic prospects, employment dim * Inflation expectatio...

The Surprising Benefit Of A Struggling Economy

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

The recovery isn't exactly booming, but there may be one plus side to a weak economy: Less time sitting in traffic. Traffic congestion fell 30 per...

Alexander Eichler

Executives In Rehab Won't Quit This Habit | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

When Natalie was in rehab last year, she noticed a lot of people on the phone. Many of the other patients at Passages Malibu -- the California trea...

Jobless Claims Rise Along With Concerns Over Recession

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week in a sign concerns about a weak economy were s...

Obama Tapped Oil Reserves Due To Concerns About Fragile Economy

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Ayesha Rascoe, Roberta Rampton, Tom Doggett, Timothy Gardner, Jeff Mason, Tabassum Zakaria, Matt Spetalnick, and Joshua Schneyer) - Concer...

Rise In Jobless Claims Suggests Little Improvement

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - New claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting little improve...

Fed: Economy Still Weak Despite Improvements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Pedro da Costa and Mark Felsenthal) - Federal Reserve officials in December felt the U.S. economic recovery was still weak enough to wa...

What Obama-nomics Means for Your Wallet

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

How will President Obama's short-term attempts to jumpstart the economy and his longer-term attempts to put our nation back on a path of secular growth affect your personal finances?

Should Progressives Shun the Economic Recovery Package?

Bob Greenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

Obama's recovery package gets far higher marks on this score by putting money in the hands of people who will spend it, thereby stimulating the economy.

Who Will Watch Government When All The Journalists Are Laid Off?

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Geri Spieler

Reducing an experienced editorial staff is not the way to go about cutting business costs. When quality suffers, the entire industry is tarnished.

Notes From a Yes Girl

Linda Kulman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Kulman

Until my husband pointed it out, it hadn't occurred to me that it's not just worn-down parents who give in to "yes" too often, it's all of us. We live in a Yes! culture.

Automated Data Feeds Make Smart Regulation Possible Now

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
W. David Stephenson

What we need isn't more regulation of banking and business in general, but "smart" regulation.

"Too Big to Fail" Vs. "Too Big to Be Responsible"

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

I believe in the free market economy, but once an entity becomes "too big to fail" it introduces the possibility that government intervention is a justifiable remedy.

The Secret Shame of Going Broke

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

There's nothing more embarrassing than money. Or rather, the lack of it. People are more willing to talk about their sex lives than they are their f...

Let's Be Blue -- A Plea for Partisanship

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

Yes, yes, I know we are all a bunch of enlightened, Obama-style post-partisans, and isn't that wonderful -- but we are missing an opportunity here.

Dell's Business Model Still Needs Work, Factories On The Block

Wall Street Journal | Justin Scheck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dell Inc. is trying to sell its computer factories around the world, a move to sharply overhaul a production model that was long a hallmark of the PC ...

Send This to Your Republican In-laws!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frances Moore Lappe

Over the last six decades, whether rich or poor, everyone has done better with Democrats in the White House.

Layoffs Turn People Into Hermits | Jeanna Bryner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Layoffs can turn social butterflies into near hermits who shun such outlets as book clubs and even church groups, finds a new study. Workers who expe...

The Middle Class Has Become The Class of Pain

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

What is middle class anyway? Is it an income level and then you are in this club called the Middle Class? And what do you get from this club?

Tax Rebate Checks Do Little For Consumer Confidence

The Los Angeles Times | Richard Fausset, P.J. Huffstutter and Stephen Braun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA -- It is better than nothing. That has been the subdued mantra repeated by working Americans in recent weeks as they spend the Bush administr...