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Don't Leave the Unemployed Out in the Cold

Elyssa Koidin Schmier | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Elyssa Koidin Schmier

Members of Congress return to Washington, D.C. this week. Their number one priority must be to extend EUC for the millions of jobless workers struggling to make ends meet.

World Leadership Forum: Free Markets Meet Sustainable Development

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Lia Petridis Maiello

The 13th Annual World Leadership Forum organized by the Foreign Policy Association in New York City offered a cross-section of facts and opinions on the global economy, financial markets and sustainable development with five high-profile panels.

Michael McAuliff

Spending Showdown Could Spark Catastrophe

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican plan to have showdowns over both funding the government and raising the nation's debt limit could have severe conse...

To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In almost every part of the country, entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases, whole cities -- are underwater. They are not victims of natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. They are drowning in debt, victims of Wall Street's reckless and predatory lending practices.

Report: Famed Economist Is The Front-Runner To Replace Controversial Watchdog

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2013 | Business

By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - Mark Zandi, a well-known economist, is a front-runner to lead the U.S. housing regul...

Top Economist Says Economy Can 'Digest' Budget Cuts

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Mark Zandi does not like the big budget slasher known as sequestration, but he figures the economy could stomach a helping of austerity if it had to. ...

Paul Ryan Takes A Page From The Mitt Romney Playbook

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

Thing One: Romney-Ryan: After much overhyped anticipation, Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidential nominee Saturday, a...

Are Millennials Dragging Down The Whole Economy?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | College

Millennials could be dragging down the housing market, and--in effect--the national economy. The bust in the housing market was a large part of wha...

Republican Truth and Real Truth: GSEs and the Housing Bubble

David Coates | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The main rewrite now underway in their twice-weekly televised clashes is a rewrite on housing finance.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Foreclosure Filings Fell Steeply In 2011, Little Consolation For Struggling Homeowners

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Foreclosure filings fell dramatically last year, according to a report released Thursday. Several prominent economists said the news was a sign that t...

Why States Are Failing At Food Stamp Programs

Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- California and Colorado are among cash-strapped states leaving billions of dollars on the table in federal food aid that could f...

Alexander Eichler

Jay Carney: Economists Didn't Know How Bad The Recession Would Get

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made a surprising assertion on MSNBC Wednesday, saying that in early 2009, as Barack Obama was taking office, t...

Long-Term Unemployment Makes Working A Dim Memory For Many

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — For more Americans, being out of work has become a semi-permanent condition. Nearly one-third of the unemployed – nearly 4.5...

Starbucks To Collect Donations To Spur U.S. Job Creation

AP | By SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Starbucks hopes customers will be willing to pay at least $5 more when they stop in for their morning cup of Joe. Starting Nov. 1, ...

Three Things Obama's Jobs Program Needs

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

President Obama’s plan to give a major economic speech after Labor Day means that, finally, Washington is going to have a serious conversation about...

In The End, Fed's Bond-Buying Likely Helped Economy

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — It would drop interest rates and lift stock prices. It would ignite inflation. It was useless. Opinions of the Federal Reserve's p...

The Grand Charade

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Don't give us a long-term plan for future Congresses to pay the debt. Start paying it. Cut out the politics and replace the corporate tax with a 6% VAT. Cut spending and start paying for government.

William Alden

Tax Breaks For Rich Exceed Value Of Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Today, as Americans submit their tax returns, the wealthiest earners will each reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax savings. As...

Oil Prices 'Doing Significant Damage' To U.S. Economy, Moody's Says

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Just when companies have finally stepped up hiring, rising oil prices are threatening to halt the U.S. economy's gains. Some econo...

Three Fatal Republican Mistakes That Could Spell Their Defeat Next November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Republicans have forgotten the fundamental truth that it is much more difficult to take something away from people that they already have, than to prevent them from getting something for which they aspire.

William Alden

When Cities Struggle, Workers Punished -- But Bondholders Spared

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As cities across the nation struggle to balance their budgets, a chorus of experts has told investors to take cover. Economists, analys...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Dismisses Report That GOP Plan Would Cause Job Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed a question about the possibility of the lower chamber's spending bill kill...

William Alden

Oil Shoots Higher On Libya Protests As Investors Fear 'Nightmare'

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. NEW YORK -- As violence escalates in Libya and diplomatic support for ruler Moammar Gadhafi erodes, markets worldwide are...

William Alden

Middle East Unrest Could Be 'Exceedingly Dangerous' For The Global Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the crisis in Egypt showing little sign of abating, its effect on trade increasingly poses a threat to the global economic recovery. The prices ...

How The Foreclosure Mess Could Hurt The Recovery

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hopes for economic improvement this year are being threatened by the lingering mess of unresolved foreclosures. Alleged foreclosure fraud committed...