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Despite Weak Economy, Sports Industry Expected To Grow

Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

(Greg Stutchbury) - The global economic slowdown is a concern but sports revenues worldwide should grow by about 3.7 percent to $145.3 billion by ...

Bonnie Kavoussi

THE LONG PLATEAU: Economists Say U.S. Growth Unlikely To Return To Pre-Recession Levels

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- High unemployment and slow growth may be the new normal for the U.S. economy, according to leading experts at the Conference Board, a glob...

OECD: All Major Economies Headed For Slowdowns

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

None of the world's major economies will escape a slowdown, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Monday, highlightin...

Krugman: Failure To Raise Debt Ceiling 'Not At All' Unthinkable

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

In about a month, if nothing is done, the federal government will hit its legal debt limit. There will be dire consequences if this limit isn’t rais...

U.S. Manufacturing Orders Rose Last Month, Easing Fears Of Slowdown

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

New orders for U.S. manufactured goods and a gauge of business spending plans rose in May, easing fears of a sharp slowdown in factory activity. ...

U.S. Economy Stalls

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

This recovery is mired down by structural burdens of a housing depression, a damaged financial system, unusually high unemployment and extraordinarily high public debt.

Top Green Consumer Trends for 2009: Which Predictions Came True?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

At the end of last year, our friends at The Fresh Ideas Group went out on a limb with some public predictions about how Americans would act in 2009. As the year winds down, let's see how they did.

Selling Panic Could Rock Stocks

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Go figure this crazy market following another bout of schizophrenia. First came terrific Thursday, then wicked Friday, as big money was made and even bigger money was lost.

Swiss Topple US As Most Competitive Economy

Yahoo! News | Sven Egenter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) �" Switzerland knocked the United States off the position as the world's most competitive economy as the crash of the U.S. banking ...

It's Official: A Recession (Really?)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

Teams of experts comb through every wince and spasm, coast to coast. You may think you're hurting--you may be convinced--but until you hear it from the folks here, it's only speculation.

The 120% Solution

Jason McCabe Calacanis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason McCabe Calacanis

I'm suggesting that, until America takes care of its debt, untangles the housing mess and gets unemployment under control, we all commit to working six days a week.

A "Green Lining" in China's Economic Stimulus Plan

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Seligsohn

From the perspective of climate change, it is encouraging to see that a cleaner, more efficient approach continues to be a priority within China's overall industrial and employment goals.

The Power of the Powerless: The Rise of the Economic Scapegoat

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Any sensible discussion of immigration reform is doomed once it's declared that a guy making sub-minimum wage who lives in constant fear of deportation is really the secret strongman.

At the Pump: Down with Gas!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

Gas prices are down -- it's party time! All it takes is a hearty appetite, and a good-old-American willingness to forget that the rest of the storm is still headed our way.

Stocks plunge anew as data points to recession

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors agonizing over a faltering economy sent the stock market plunging all over again Wednesday after a stream of disheartening ...

Do We Really Want To Abolish Congress? The Paulson Plan Will Do Just That!

Sean-Paul Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean-Paul Kelley

Has anyone seen any mention of the infamous Section 8 of the Paulson Bailout Plan mentioned in any major media outlet? It is critical that it gain traction this week.

Populist McCain, Polite Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Even with the deepening financial crisis, the Obama campaign has still largely stuck to fairly bland, generic, and largely uninspired messages about McCain being an out-of-touch Washington insider.

Message to DHS: It's the Economy Stupid

Angela Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Kelley

The government fails to recognize that undocumented immigration is based more on the economics of survival than the politics of immigration enforcement -- a costly misjudgment.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Tells Americans To Expect Tough Months Ahead

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson sought to reassure an anxious public Sunday that the banking system is sound, while also bracing p...

Corporate Bankruptcies Soar Amid Economic Downturn

McClatchy Newspapers | TOny Pugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Driven by a sour economy and skittish consumers, U.S. business bankruptcies saw their sharpest quarterly rise in two years, jumping 17 percent in the ...

Analysts: Expect More Bank Failures

New York Times | Louise Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As home prices continue to decline and loan defaults mount, federal regulators are bracing for dozens of American banks to fail over the next year. B...

Fed Sees Economic Woes Spilling Into 2009

New York Times | Stephen Labaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal policy makers have concluded that the turmoil plaguing the housing and financial markets is likely to spill deep into 2009, becoming one of th...

Employers Cut Jobs For Sixth Straight Month

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The nation lost jobs for a sixth month in a row in June, a storm of pink slips drenching this year's July Fourth holiday for more t...

Dow Enters Bear Market, Oil Hits New Record

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street resumed its sell-off Wednesday after oil hit a new record and a bearish analyst report renewed concerns that General Moto...

Bernanke's Inflation Talk Takes Emphasis Off Of Slowdown

New York Times | Louis Uchitelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve's policy makers ratcheted up their worries about inflation on Wednesday without abandoning their view that the American economy is...