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Economic Uncertainty

Born at the Right Time: Why Starting a Family in Troubled Times Isn't Such a Bad Idea

Anne Hill | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Anne Hill

If your habitual response to the unknown is fear, you will probably not have a lot of fun raising children. On the bright side, the regimen of parenting is an excellent way to overcome it.

Jason Linkins

Reminder: Everything You've Been Told About 'Economic Uncertainty' Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

Over at Bloomberg, Caroline Baum adds to the efforts of those who would point out that all the constant cable news talk over "uncertainty" cramping ec...

A View From the South

James Mahon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
James Mahon

Here in Tennessee uncertainty and debate reign supreme as the state aims to break early voting records unsure of how much an impact it will have in playing a role in deciding the fate of the United States of America.

Mitt Romney's Question-Mark Economy

Robert Reich | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Not a day goes by that we don't hear Mitt Romney claim that businesses aren't creating more jobs because they're uncertain about the future. In fact, Romney has created far more uncertainty than anyone else. He offers a virtual question mark of an economy.

Be Fearless: Find Certainty In The Midst Of Uncertainty

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Fear is about uncertainty. It's about not being able to predict what will happen next. This unpredictability breeds anxiety. And in the midst of uncertainty, fearless people react very differently than fearful ones do.

What Recovery?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business

Although U.S. small business owners are optimistic about their businesses, with 69 percent rating the financial health of their own business as "good,...

Coping With Economic Uncertainty

Noah Kass | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Collective anxiety and increased tension go hand in hand with uncertainty. When individuals experience stress, they can slip into patterns of irrational behavior or thinking, rapid mood swings and highly unpredictable feelings.

That Uncertainty Word -- I Don't Think It Means What You Think It Means

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The evidence doesn't come close to supporting the conservative talking point that what's holding back hiring is Obama-driven regulatory uncertainty.

Summers: At Davos, Focus Should Be On Boosting Business Confidence

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

(Fixes advisory line. Lawrence Summers, Charles w. Eliot University professor at Harvard and a former U.S. Treasury secretary, is a Reuters columnis...

Detroit Really Does Matter?

Daniel Cherrin | Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit
Daniel Cherrin

Detroit and Detroiters changed the way people live, work and enjoy their lives. Detroit then and Detroit today, stands as an emblem of America's spirit.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Try These Tips To Boost Financial Happiness

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

What separates people who are optimistic and positive about their finances from those who aren't? One key factor is a sense of control, according to a...

California Budget Gap Could Be More Than Governor's Projections

Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

California's government could face a budget gap of up to $8 billion in its next fiscal year, substantially more than the $3.1 billion shortfall pr...

Why the Economic 'Uncertainty' Line Is Shovel-Ready Nonsense

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While conservative politicians are busy jamming their perennial tax cut/deregulate agenda into the current economic context, the thing that businesses are truly uncertain about is when they're going to start seeing some customers again.

Psychics Prosper: Economic Fears Attract New Clients

DailyFinance | Loren Berlin | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

In this challenging economy, when U.S. unemployment is far too high and our national and personal bank balances are much too low, one profession that ...

Jason Linkins

The Mythology Of Economic 'Uncertainty'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Why can't America have some jobs? Lawmakers tell a story, which your Beltway media regurgitate, and it goes a little something like this: We can't have jobs until banks start lending money to support the productive side of the American economy. Why won't they start lending? Oh, you know... uncertainty! And it's caused by many things: the debt ceiling deal, the unknown future of the Bush-era tax cuts, the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank legislation. And all the onerous regulation the White House wants to add! You'd think the financial collapse occurred in some sort of loose regulatory environment, where Wall Street was permitted to police itself, or something!

Jon Ward

Home Depot Founder Knocks Obama's Business Adviser, Says Entrepreneurs Fear Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Marcus, the billionaire founder and former CEO of Home Depot, is not a fan of President Obama's policies. He's also no big admire...

Private Faith in Public Life

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We really need to stop this ridiculous argument about being a Christian nation. If there should be any doubt, let us listen to the founding fathers themselves.

Body Politics: The Source Of McCain's Odd Body Language, And The Gift It Brings

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

Never mind that when John McCain smiles, it looks about as warm and inviting as a moonlit New England country graveyard. Never mind that he exhibits...