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Great Recession

Time for an American Spring?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Okay, it's clear they don't get it. After several elections, the Great Recession and lots of moaning and groaning about the stalemate in Washington, o...

Fiscal Cliff: Ugh, Recession is Now More Likely

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

In order to avoid a recession that would aggravate the country's unemployment problem and reignite concerns about housing and household finances, Democrats and Republicans need quickly to find a way to work together. While possible, it is hard to see how this happens endogenously.

Bright Future Ahead Despite Current Gloom and Doom

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 02.18.2013 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Many economic indicators suggest a fairly robust economy, believe it or not. We have spent the past year and a half listening to the presidential candidates tell us how bad everything is, but statistics say otherwise.

Car Safety 2013: 32,000 Dead -- Where's the Outrage?

Steve Parker | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Parker

Some 32,367 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2011. That's nearly 100 a day dying on our nation's highways, yet any apparent outrage remains muted at best.

Is the Door Opening to Criminal Prosecution of Big Banks?

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

I don't know that Obama will lead the charge to justice. But seeing this surging wave of litigation, perhaps he will have what it takes to grab his surfboard and catch the wave.

Jeffrey Young

Where Are The Jobs? Hospitals, Nursing Homes And Doctors' Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The overall recovery of the U.S. economy is still sluggish, but if you're looking for work, you'd be wise to consider the health care sector. The h...

I'm Dreaming Of A Pink Christmas

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Corbyn Hightower

Just because it's not 'traditional' doesn't mean it's not Tradition.

You Are Not Alone

Kenneth Kales | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Kenneth Kales

For many, the holidays bring mixed feelings. The formerly solid middle class will continue to go to food banks offering free groceries. The lower class is fairing much worse as poverty knows no holidays. The main currency many Americans have this holiday season is hope for change.

Sandy's Devastating Impact On The Economy

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Superstorm Sandy packed a bigger economic punch than most people had thought. In its sweep through the Northeast, the storm halted...

Falling Household Incomes -- The Real Fiscal Cliff

Harlan Green | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Most of the federal "fiscal cliff" was created by borrowing to finance serial tax cuts and increased military spending that benefited the few at the expense of the many.

Arthur Delaney

Eric Cantor Reheats, Serves Story Of Builder-Turned-Cook

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

When Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) explains why Congress shouldn't raise taxes, lately he tells the story of an airport restaurant cook dreaming of better ...

Attention, Kids Of Unemployed Parents: HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

Do you have a parent or guardian who has lost their job? We want to know what Thanksgiving looks like in your family this year. More than 12 millio...

The Fed's Nuclear Balance Sheet. Stand Back: This Baby's Going to Explode

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Mitch Feierstein

There is a monetary time-bomb charged and ticking. A bomb which is being constantly primed with further explosive, further destructive force.

America's Poorest Lost Almost EVERYTHING During The Great Recession

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

Families living in poor neighborhoods lost almost everything during the Great Recession, potentially making it more difficult for them to gain a bette...

The Dilemma of Fiscal Cliff -- The Solution Is to Scrap It

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

The current economic policy priority should be to reduce the rate of unemployment down to 4 percent and subsequently seeking policies to reduce deficit and debt after the economy is robust.

Next In Line For Bernanke's Job Is Going To Have It Tough

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

* U.S. central bank adopting series of policy guidelines * Next on agenda: economic thresholds to guide rate hikes * Bernanke expected to st...

Beer After A Hard Day's Work A Dying Tradition

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A tattooed man with a goatee shakes five dice in a black cup, slams it down on the ba...

Where Does the GOP Go From Here?

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Republicans should have won. The economy was having more trouble starting than my dad's Pinto back in '70s, and Barack Obama had gone from the black Kennedy to the black Jimmy Carter. Fate was practically holding the door to the White House open for Republicans.

Financing Experts Posted Advice Online for Buying and Selling a Business or Franchise

Jerry Chautin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

I attended a webinar a few weeks ago called "Best Practices in Buying and Selling a Business with a Focus on Financing." It explored the availability ...

Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Natural disasters make people remember why it is so important that we have a society where we have each other's back. They make us remember that government is the name we give to the things we choose to do together.

Then And Now: 'Am I Doing Better? Yes. But I've Lost So Much'

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Here was Chas Kaufmann's life before the Great Recession: $28,000 in restaurant tabs in a year, cruises, house parties with f...

Fiscal Conservative?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

CHICAGO (AP) — This generation of young Americans has been called many things, from civic-minded to "entitled." But fiscally conservative? ...

Why Voters Should Turn From the Pseudoconservative Party of the Great Recession   PART II

Louis M. Guenin | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Louis M. Guenin

To repair its economy, the U.S. urgently needs finely-tuned macroeconomic policies and institutional changes. For this challenge, a rational voter would not rely on the Republican pseudoconservative political stance that, after helping to bring about the Great Recession, has foundered in self-contradiction.

Why Voters Should Turn From the Pseudoconservative Party of the Great Recession   PART I

Louis M. Guenin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Louis M. Guenin

The polarized politics of our time, joined with an appetite for pigeonholing, exert pressure on everyone to categorize themselves. Sometimes people declare themselves for "isms" that they have not plumbed. An example in point is conservatism. The politicians who now travel under the banner of "conservatism" happen to espouse views and methods that are incompatible with the philosophy bearing that name. Meanwhile members of the opposing political party have imbibed a dose of the wisdom conveyed by conservatism. This includes a cautious disposition to welcome expert reasoning about economic policy, reasoning of the sort desperately needed for recovery. When the details of this are made clear, so are voters' alternatives in the forthcoming election.

Jobs That Make Workers Feel Really Guilty

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business

Everyone has to pay the bills somehow. Some people just don't feel great about the means to that end. Sure, feeling dissatisfied or unhappy at wor...