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Economic Outlook

U.S. Monetary Policy and Its Effects on Latin America

Alejandro Werner | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Alejandro Werner

The volatility since May 2013 tells us that the process of normalization of U.S. monetary policy will be complicated and volatile. So it is smart to prepare for bumps.

11 Countries That Still Have Perfect Credit

24/7 Wall St. | Charley Blaine | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business

A bipartisan deal was reached to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling on Wednesday. While this provides immediate relief, the agreem...

Pessimism On Economy Continues To Grow

AP | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 A...

Consumers Are Feeling Insecure

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly weakened in August to its lowest in nine months as Americans turned more pessimis...

Even A Big Pile Of Money Won't Keep You From Freaking Out

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

You know things are bad when even millionaires are worried about the economy. Millionaire confidence fell to a nine-month low in July, according to...

Consumers Are Feeling A Bit Better

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 09.30.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — Americans breathed a bit easier about the economy in July, as a better outlook on short-term hiring and lower gas prices offset linge...

Is Growth Stalling On Main Street?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.24.2012 | Small Business

Recent surveys may have shown that business owners are generally feeling better about the economy, but they're not necessarily acting on that sentimen...

More Good News On Main Street?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Small Business

There's more good news on Main Street, it seems. More than half (56 percent) of business owners feel good about their prospects for the next six month...

Less Chance Of Double Dip Recession, But 2012 Forecast Still Fairly Gloomy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

The economy might avoid a worst-case scenario next year -- but that doesn't mean things are on track to go well. In a poll published Wednesday by C...

OECD: Policy Makers Should Be Prepared To 'Face The Worst' From Debt Crisis

AP | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

PARIS — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Monday policy makers around the world must "be prepared to face the worst...

Chill in the Air

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

We find ourselves several years into a wheezing, anemic "recovery." Public patience has been lost. As colder winds and shorter days make themselves felt, there seems a tangible shiver running down the collective spine.

Businesses Increasingly Pessimistic About Future Economic Conditions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Optimism for the American economy continues to evaporate, even as President Obama readies a supposedly major jobs plan to be unveiled in a speech befo...

Janell Ross

Black Communities Struggle With Mass Joblessness

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Friday morning Robert Drain got up, got dressed, turned on his computer, and then flipped on the television, tuning it to CNN. The news was awful: Onc...

U.S. Only Developed Economy To Retain Growth Momentum: OECD

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

Major economies, with the exception of the United States, are losing momentum as the outlook for growth worsens in European and developing countri...

Oil Prices Drop To $120 Average On Concerns About Low Demand

Posted 06.19.2011 | Business

LONDON (Jessica Donati and Caroline Copley) - Brent crude oil fell on Tuesday, slipping below $120 a barrel for the first time in two weeks, pressur...

IMF to Washington: Don't Let Up on Stimulus

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

As forecasters update their economic predictions for the year, the majority view seems to be that the recovery is fragile and it is not yet time to withdraw emergency fiscal stimulus.