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Jan Hatzius

Goldman Cuts Growth Forecasts On Weak Consumer Spending

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs has cut its forecast for U.S. second-quarter growth to 1.5 percent from 2 percent, citing weak consumer spending. The downgrade f...

William Alden

Markets Fall On Disappointing Job Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Markets stumbled and economists darkened their forecasts as a dismal jobs report underscored that the U.S. economy's core remains battered two years a...

Goldman Sachs: U.S. Economy Will Be Either Be 'Fairly Bad' Or 'Very Bad'

bloomberg.com | Wes Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"We see two main scenarios," analysts led by Jan Hatzius, the New York-based chief U.S. economist at the company, wrote in an e-mail to clients. "A fa...

SIMON JOHNSON Refuting Goldman's Latest Economic Claims

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The influential Goldman Sachs economist Jan Hatzius has a new research note out (with Sven Jari Stehn), "Thoughts on the Macroeconomic Impact of Basel...

Economic Indicators: Economists Name The Most Useless Economic Data

time.com | Justin Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

My column this week is about economic data, and the ways in which it can mislead (or at least send us into unnecessary tizzies)....

Merrill Lynch Predicts Recession

Silicon Valley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two major Wall Street firms have finally thrown in the towel and are now calling for a recession. For a variety of reasons, Wall Street is usually lat...

Does Goldman Sachs Rule The World?

New York Times | Ben Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For decades now, as a writer, economist and scold, I have been receiving letters from thoughtful readers. Many of them have warned me about the danger...

U.S. Could Face $2 Trillion Lending Shock

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The impact of the U.S. mortgage market crisis on the underlying economy could be "dramatic" as leveraged investors may need to scale back lending by u...