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Fed Officials: Recent Lack Of Job Growth Of 'Particular Concern'

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting expressed concerns that the weakening job market might hold back the recovery. But ...

America's Latest Crime Trend: Air Conditioner Thieves

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

If a recent trend is any indication, thieves across the country aren't only interested in your money. They're after your air conditioners too. Acr...

C-Word 40: A Man Like America

Cintra Wilson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Cintra Wilson

You have been married to America for a long time. You invested all your money in a house which he allowed to deteriorate, along with your relationship. He has always been evasive -- now you strongly suspect he is constantly lying to you.

Struggling Americans Avoiding All But Essential Items At Dollar Stores

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

Some Americans have become concerned enough about their finances that even a spending spree at the local dollar store now seems excessive. Followi...

10 States Where Blue Collar Jobs Are Disappearing

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: The size of the American blue-collar workforce continued to decline in the last decade. Between 2000 and 2010, the economy lost roughly...

Small, Medium-Sized Businesses Not Expecting Growth To Pick Up

Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK Alexandra Alper) - Small and medium-sized companies are increasingly glum about the chances of a pickup in growth in the U.S. economy ov...

Retailers Plan To Use Extra Cash On New Technology: Survey

Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

CHICAGO - Retailers have cash on their balance sheets and nearly half of 100 top retail executives said they are planning to spend it on technolog...

One-Fifth Of Personal Income Tied To Government Payments Last Year

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. With employment only increasing by a net total of 18,000 jobs in June, a new report by Moody's Analytics suggests jus...

Krugman: America's Weak Job Growth Is A 'Choice, Not A Necessity'

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

If you were shocked by Friday's job report, if you thought we were doing well and were taken aback by the bad news, you haven't been paying attention....

Payday Lenders, Pawn Shops Benefit As America's Economy Sputters

Associated Press | Bernard Condon | Posted 09.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- As the jobless rate inches up and the economic recovery sputters, investors looking for a few good stocks may want to follow the mone...

African-American Economic Gains Reversed By Great Recession

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 09.09.2011 | Business

(AP) BALTIMORE -- Growing up black in the segregated 1960s, Deborah Goldring slept two to a bed, got evicted from apartment after apartment, and watch...

10 States Running Out Of Children

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 09.09.2011 | Business

The portion of the U.S. population that is under 15 years of age has dropped slightly during the last decade, and the ripple effect of this already ha...

Economists Expect Jobless Rate To Fall Despite Weak Jobs Report: Poll

Posted 09.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Chris Reese) - Economists at top financial institutions expect the U.S. unemployment rate to fall in 2011 and 2012 despite a surprisingl...

Walmart Supreme Court Ruling Being Used By Wall Street

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

WILMINGTON (Tom Hals) - The U.S. Supreme Court's dismissal of a massive sex-bias case against Wal-Mart Stores Inc may have handed Wall Street a ne...

U.S. Consumer Credit Rose By $5 Billion In May

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Glenn Somerville) - U.S. consumer credit rose by another $5.08 billion in May, according to a Federal Reserve report on Friday that su...

Houston Family Living In Storage Unit Loses Custody of Kids

AOL Real Estate | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Charlomane and Prince Leonard were doing just fine before the recession hit. But for the past three years, they've been forced to live with their six ...

Unemployed And Seeking Shelter From The Storm

AOL Daily Finance | Catherine New | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Kyle and Desiree Bates face a financial double whammy. Kyle, 39, is on long-term disability to recover from brain surgery that resulted from hydroceph...

S&P Raises California Credit Rating To Stable

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edith Honan) - Standard & Poor's raised its credit outlook on California to stable on Thursday in one of the first significant pieces of...

Merrill Lynch Ordered To Pay Hedge Fund For Losses During Crisis

Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Joseph A. Giannone and Jochelle Mendonca) - An arbitration panel ordered a Merrill Lynch clearing unit to pay $63.7 million in damages t...

Young Americans Are Most Satisfied With Their Standard Of Living: Gallup

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

It's hard to imagine young Americans being satisfied with their standard of living, especially with youth unemployment nearly double that of the natio...

Underwater Mortgages Are Sinking Home Values:

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 09.02.2011 | Business

The underwater mortgage problem will probably deteriorate before it improves. Home inventory level is still at an extraordinary high. The Wall Street ...

The Rich Get Richer

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 09.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — This is one anniversary few feel like celebrating. Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has been...

U.S. Recovery's 2-Year Anniversary Arrives With Little To Celebrate

PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- This is one anniversary few feel like celebrating. Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has be...

Public Sector Workers Happier Than Those In Private Sector: Gallup

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Recently in a survey, nearly one in three expressed dissatisfaction with their jobs. But according to the Gallup-Healthways survey, it's private-secto...

"If You Ever Think You're Too Small To Be Effective, You've Never Been In Bed With A Mosquito!"

Lydia Fisher | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

Many of us see that something deeply wrong has taken place in the making of this most recent financial crisis. We are united in our "humanness," in our being and desire to be treated with justice and human dignity.