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U.S. Economy To Be 'Better Story' In Gloomy Global Economy

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is gaining momentum and should push through next year with only a few bruises despite an almost certain European recession and sl...

U.S. Economy Grew Less Than Estimated Last Quarter As Healthcare Spending Plunged

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Economic growth was slower than previously estimated in the third quarter on a sharp drop in healthcare spending, but stron...

U.S. Housing Market Expected To Expand As Euro Crisis Threat Looms

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

The U.S. housing market, once the epicenter of the global financial collapse that spawned today's European debt crisis, is on the verge of deliver...

LIVE UPDATES: After Resolution, A Flood Of Bad News Out Of Europe

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

DUBLIN — Alarming financial news flowed out of Europe in a torrent Friday, just a week after the EU leaders struck a deal they thought would con...

Financial Sector A Bigger Share Of Economy Now Than Before The Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

The financial industry may have taken a hit during the Great Recession. But relative to the overall economy, it's bigger now than it was before Lehman...

GRAPHIC: Explaining The Federal Budget Deficit

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

Since as early as August, it's been clear that the United States federal deficit would top $1 trillion in 2011 for the third year in a row. At 8.7 per...

China Slowdown Spreading To Services Sector

Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

China's services sector cooled in November to its weakest growth in three months, an HSBC purchasing managers' index showed on Monday, the latest ...

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

Sarah Burd-Sharps | Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact
Sarah Burd-Sharps

The SPM takes a broader, far more illuminating view of poverty than the traditional poverty measure does. But at the end of the day, a broader definition of poverty is still needed.

Financial Industry's 'Value Added' Significantly Overestimated, Report Contends

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

Banks' contribution to the economy may be hugely overstated, underscoring anger about the scale of taxpayer rescues and resultant government cutba...

GRAPHIC: European Debt Balloons Over The Last Decade

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Though the European debt crisis has in recent months revolved a small number of countries, most prominently Greece and Italy, issues of sovereign deb...

Let's Put Americans Back to Work

Harlan Green | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Studies have shown that only by sharing prosperity can we really create strong economic growth. And right now we rank near the bottom in income inequality.

Meanwhile, Back at the Economy...

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I know we're all up to our necks in the spectacle of the Republican candidate debates and the last gasps of the super committee, but it's the job market that matters most -- and not just jobs, but earnings.

Presenting the Economic Policy of the Occupy Movement

Brian Czech | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Brian Czech

Only sound economic diplomacy -- steady statesmanship -- can ensure that everyone gets enough without killing thy neighbor. Wall Street doesn't get that. The ball is in the Occupiers court.

Fiscal Irony

Michael Farr | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

In the U.S., the action in the bond market is difficult to explain. Yields have fallen dramatically this year despite several developments that normally would cause bond investors to flee and yields to soar.

The EU 'Rescue Fund' -- Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

There is still much to be decided before EU leaders can claim to have provided a comprehensive and credible plan to end the sovereign debt crisis.

China's 99% -- Why China Will Not Surpass the U.S.

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

As China is transitioning to become a full member of the world community from which it was entirely separated just forty years ago, we have perhaps seen the end of Chinese rather than American exceptionalism.

British Growth Figures Narrowly Beat Expectations

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

The UK's growth figures have shown a surprise rise in the third quarter of 2011, with the country's gross domestic product (GDP) rising 0.5%, defying ...

Occupy Wall Street -- An Opportunity to Redefine Value

Azita Ardakani | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Azita Ardakani

It feels like the world is on fire. From Egypt to Greece, India to the UK, Spain and now North America, we are currently living in an international wo...

Friday Talking Points -- I Am A 99 Percenter

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Occupy Wall Street protest continues. So far, its staying power has surprised and enthused a large swath of America, and surprised and bemused mu...

Greek Recession Complicates Efforts To Emerge From Debt Crisis

Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

The Greek economy will remain stuck in recession next year, underlining the challenge the country faces in creating enough growth to claw its way ...

Today In Credit Rating Downgrades

AP | By NICK PERRY | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand's credit rating has been downgraded by two of the three major ratings agencies amid increased global concern ov...

In War Between Man And Machine, Machine Is Winning

WSJ | Kathleen Madigan | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

By Kathleen Madigan of the Wall Street Journal In the man-versus-machine competition, machine is winning. And it’s not just Watson beating humans...

Double Dip?: Maybe We Need to Take a Lesson from the Past

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Scott Lilly

Economists generally classify the economic reversal of 1937 and 1938 as a second depression. It would be tragic if we permitted the new conservative crowd in Washington to repeat it.

Can America Afford Equality?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

If we as Americans accept the idea that the only hope for our future rests with the rich and the multinationals, and that we must abandon the fundamental principle of equality of opportunity, then perhaps we need to take another look at the American Dream.

How President Obama Has Changed His Tack

New Yorker | John Cassidy | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

A few hours before President Obama presented his new job-creation plan to Congress last week, Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, made ...