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Great Recession

Shark Sightings from Cape Cod to Wall Street

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Nancy Rubin Stuart

A new generation of finance shark pups have been growing in the muddy waters of big business since the 1980s.

Most Job Openings In Years!

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Lab...

What Is the Stock Market Thinking?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

If the stock market was a person -- gosh, if corporations can have the same rights as people, why can't the stock market have thoughts and feelings? -- he could be diagnosed with a wide range of psychiatric disorders.

Romney's 5-Point Plan: Very Primitive Economics

Harlan Green | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

Policies that starve government of what is needed to govern effectively starve all of the U.S. Need we say more?

PIMCO's Bill Gross: Inflation 'Doesn't Fairly Distribute Its Pain And Benefits'

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business

By Sam Forgione NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - Bill Gross, the co-founder and co-chief investment officer of bond giant PIMCO, says it ...

America's Contemporary Depression

Ralph da Costa Nunez | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Ralph da Costa Nunez

They care only about how the nation's leaders are going to create and protect jobs and bring stability to the economy. But the truth is that a return to full employment and stability is not possible unless we acknowledge the problem for what it is and put aside partisan politics to fix it. So, what is the problem?

Great Recession Was Bad, But Not Quite As Bad As We All Thought

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's a small consolation: The Great Recession wasn't quite as horrendous as previously thought. But it was still ...

Dave Jamieson

Minding The Gap: Getting The Right Workers Into The Right Jobs | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

America remains in the midst of an unemployment crisis. Despite private-sector job gains in recent months, nearly 13 million people are still looking ...

What Austerity Would Mean for America

Daniel Altman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business
Daniel Altman

Want to know what big cuts in federal spending would do to the United States? Look no further than the United Kingdom.

Lots Of You Make Less Than Ten Dollars Per Hour

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Ever considered what it's like to live on anything less than a living wage? Many private-sector workers know how it feels. That's because nearly on...

Good Luck Finding An American Who Trusts Wall Street

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

-- A survey finds fewer than one in four Americans trust the financial system and that confidence in large banks is eroding. The latest quarterly su...

U.S. Cities With Economies That Surpass Those Of Entire Nations

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

Never underestimate the power of an American city. U.S. cities comprise more than one-third of the 100 largest economies in the world, and that's ...

A Economic Downturn May Be One Way To Get Healthier

Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

An economic downturn may be better for your health than you realize. The 2008 financial crisis in Iceland improved the health of the country’s p...

Zach Carter

A Thousand Cuts: Who Really Gains From Austerity? | Zach Carter | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Yes, Obama Is at War Over Capitalism

Stephen Herrington | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Obama is at war over what kind of capitalism is productive and not destructive in order to save it, just as FDR was.

The Skilled Worker Shortage Fallacy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

t's time to set the concept of a skilled workforce shortage aside -- unless, of course, it's applied to current status of Congress.

Smaller Government Equals Fewer Jobs For Women

Sarah Damaske | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Sarah Damaske

Job creation plans from every candidate need to take women's paid work -- and the sectors in which they are likely to find work, such as state and local governments -- more seriously if we are to build a stronger economy for tomorrow.

Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Jail Continues

Ed Koch | Posted 09.15.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

I am incensed that no CEO of a major corporation who is alleged to have contributed to the Great Recession has been pursued criminally. All of us have read and heard the phrase, "Too big to fail." I have suggested an add-on: "Too big to jail."

Bankrupt City Did 'The Same Stupid Things' Every Year

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2012 | Business

By Jim Christie and Tori Richards SAN FRANCISCO/SAN BERNARDINO, July 15 (Reuters) - In August 2010, almost two years before the San Be...

Report: Huge Youth Unemployment Gap 'May Never End'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

If young people represent America's future, then that future is filled with low wages and high unemployment. Since the start of the Great Recession...

Report: In 2009, Americans Paid Taxes At The Lowest Rate In 30 Years

Posted 07.11.2012 | Business

In 2009, Americans handed over the smallest percentage of their income to the government in 30 years. A major reason? Rich people paid less in taxes. ...

Put U.S. Jobs Above D.C. Partisanship

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

This economy is not working for most Americans. With hard-hit families tightening their belts, employers won't hire until they see a lot more customers with cash in their pockets.

Small Business Optimism Plummets

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses' confidence in the economy's future declined in June by the most in two years, increasing the threat that an economic slo...

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,...

Waiting for Lefty

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama is willing to have the federal government spend more money. But he has partly bought the story that deficit reduction has to come first. The Republicans would further gut the public sector. Contrary to the conventional view that deficit reduction would somehow "restore confidence" and increase business investment, that's not how economies work. Businesses invest when they see customers with open wallets. Though the Congressional Budget Office projects higher growth returning around 2014, it bases these projections on a "return to trend." There is no plausible story about where the higher growth will come from. If we don't get a drastic change in policy, we will be stuck in this rut for a generation or more.