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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...

Fed Likely To Slow Stimulus

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is being engulfed by the one thing it tries to prevent: uncertainty. Will the Fed take its first step Wednesda...

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 ...

Economy Grew At Weakest Rate In Nearly Two Years

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The weakest quarter for the U.S. economy in nearly two years may end up being a temporary lull. Economists think growth has begun t...

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.

Feeble Economic Recovery Sets Depressing Record

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The recession that ended three years ago this summer has been followed by the feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression...

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 we...

Debt Rating Isn't What's Sending Markets Down

AP | By CHIP CUTTER and PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- U.S. investors will have their first chance Monday to react to Standard & Poor's decision to strip the U.S. government of its top credit r...

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) - Co...

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 imp...

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 w...

Administration Launches China Trade Investigation

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Friday it will delay a scheduled report on whether China is manipulating its currency to gain tr...

Weak Global Economy Stokes Fears Of 'Currency Wars'

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and GREG KELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Fears of a full-blown currency war flared Thursday as the dollar fell to an eight-month low against the euro and the U.S. stepped u...

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...