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Austerity Politics Puts U.S. On 'Precipice Of Recession'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers were stunned Wednesday to learn that the U.S. economy officially dove toward a double-dip recession at the end of 2012, contra...

GE CEO: State Of Economy 'A Lot Different' Than During Financial Crisis

Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

COLUMBUS, Ohio - General Electric Co (GE.N) Chief Executive Jeff Immelt said on Thursday that despite worries about the state of the U.S. economy,...

Why Not To Draw Broad Conclusions From Stock Market Turmoil

The New Republic | Dean Baker | Posted 10.27.2011 | Business

Most adults know that there is no Santa Claus. They should also know that there was no stock market crash associated with Standard and Poor’s downgr...

Time For A Double Dip?

The Economist | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

THIS ought to have been a good week for the American economy. The country’s leaders at last ended a ludicrously irresponsible bout of fiscal brinkma...

Many More People Suddenly Applying For Mortgages

Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

Applications for home mortgages saw their biggest jump in three months last week, fueled by demand for refinancing as interest rates continued to ...

10 Cities Where Home Prices Are Falling The Fastest

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

Nearly two years since the Great Recession officially ended, the housing market still shows few signs of picking up. And it could get worse before it ...

Housing Market Is Headed Down -- Again

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New housing market data suggest the housing market may be once again headed for trouble, making the recovery in the larger American economy even more ...

NY State Leads Nation in Open Job Growth

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Hidary

Monster.com, the large job board, released its August numbers and some interesting stats popped out: - NY State gained more than any other state in t...

Obama Ignores Prime Opportunity to Help Prevent Double Dip Recession

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

As I predicted in my August 6th and August 24th Huffington Post blogs, President Barack Obama has decided to continue the Bush Administration policy o...

Double Dip and Dysfunction

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

We've been hearing a lot lately about the possibility of a double-dip recession. I do not know if we will actually go to a double dip or just substandard growth given the high level of underutilized human resources. But that is beside the point. It is a very sad feeling, one that I had during the aftermath of Katrina, when the government reveals that it does not intend to respond to a crisis. It is a cold, dehumanized feeling. The tolerance of 9.5 percent unemployment, which is in reality a much larger number than the official numbers, is a symptom of dysfunction.

Jobless Claims SURGE, Hit Highest Level Since Nov. 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that...

There's Never Been a Better Time to Go Off the Grid

Nick Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nick Rosen

As the technology continues to improve, living off-grid has become more comfortable. Millions value the simplicity of off the grid living, and the freedom it confers because it is a low-cost existence.

Aspen Ideas Festival: Ferguson, Gergen & Zuckerman Fear-monger on Deficits

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

If the government doesn't create demand right now, then America is heading back into recession. That should have been a view represented more squarely -- and debated -- at the Aspen Ideas Festival.