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American Latinos: Forging a Stronger America

Ana Maria Fernandez Haar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Ana Maria Fernandez Haar

A critical goal of our original mission is also being fulfilled as a new generation of accomplished Latino leaders is already taking its rightful place and moving forward with unstoppable energy and speed; an envisioned future that is already here.

U.S. Reaches Major Milestone: 100,000 American Students Study in China

Carola McGiffert | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Carola McGiffert

When Secretary Clinton launched the 100,000 Strong initiative in May 2010, many naysayers dismissed the idea of sending 100,000 American students to study in China as little more than lip service. Four years later, that's not the case.

A More Nuanced Measure of Growth

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

With its focus on production rather than consumption it will convey the vital message that it is the production of goods and services that best determines our economic vitality, not their consumption.

Only One Country Recovered From The Recession Faster Than The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

The U.S. economy recovered from the recession quicker than every country except Germany, according to a report released Monday by President Barack Oba...

To Paraphrase Mark Twain -- The Reports of America's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

The re-emergence of the United States as the growing -- not declining economic power (a pattern that has happened several times before) -- will have tremendous ramifications throughout the world.

U.S. Economy Grew Faster Than We All Thought Last Quarter

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter as businesses aggressively accumulated stock, but un...

Break the Budget Impasse - A Tax Cut that Raises Revenue

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

House Republicans have said they just want a "little something" from the Democrats in order to sign a clean debt limit bill. They want some kind of sp...

U.S. GDP In First Quarter Worse Than Previously Announced, Exposing Austerity Folly

Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

A dramatic downgrade of U.S. economic growth in the first quarter revealed the economy's lingering weakness, exposed the folly of Washington's austeri...

Is War Good for the Economy?

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

The United States must have a proper defense. That does not require military spending equal to the rest of the world combined, nor does it mean jumping into conflicts because the Beltway foreign policy cabal claims that "doing something is better than doing nothing."

IMF Official: Tight Fiscal Policy Is Hurting U.S. Economic Growth

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. economy would likely grow as much as 2 percentage points higher this year if the government were not tighten...

Economy Grew At Weakest Rate In Nearly Two Years

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The weakest quarter for the U.S. economy in nearly two years may end up being a temporary lull. Economists think growth has begun t...

Why Economic Growth Happens in Some Places and Not in Others?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 11.01.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Have you ever wondered why, sometimes, poverty continues to increase in countries that grow super-fast? Take the case of India, a model of economic take-off.

U.S. Economy Picking Up Steam

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest snapshot of economic growth shows the U.S. recovery remains tepid. Growth in the July-September quarter ...

Geithner: U.S. Economy Not Doing As Terribly As Everyone Thought

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

TOKYO -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday that financial reforms and other actions in response to the global crisis are yielding...

Who Are The Real "Job Creators"? They Are Not Who You Think

R. Paul Herman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
R. Paul Herman

f businesses focus on creating positive-impact products, solutions and ventures to solve pressing human needs, they have a greater chance of growing their revenue, attracting the best employees -- and stimulating job growth at the accelerated rate of the impact sector.

Car Sales Represent Half Of U.S. Economic Growth

Posted 05.14.2012 | Business

The strength of car sales is making some economists practically giddy. Car sales made up half of national economic growth in the first quarter, ac...

U.S. Ended Year Growing At Fastest Pace In Year And A Half

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3 percent in the final three months of 2011, the best pace in a year and a half. But that gro...

Don't Just Focus on Made in America, Focus on Innovated in America

Carol Roth | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Carol Roth

Prosperity and continued growth in our nation will not happen by trying to redistribute wealth or reclaim unskilled jobs; we need to adopt a life-long learning mentality and adapt to the changes in front of us.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Americans Save Less As Economic Growth Remains Sluggish And Real Wages Fall

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

At a time that the U.S. economy is struggling to pick up steam, Americans are struggling just to keep up. Over the last three months of last year,...

Consumer Spending At Weakest Level In Post-World War II Period

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

It's up to the consumer to drive the U.S. economy and lift world growth in 2012, and the outlook is far from encouraging. Over the past three and h...

Economy Grew Less Than Expected As Incomes Fell By Most In Two Years

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew more slowly over the summer than the government had earlier estimated because businesses cut back more sharpl...

Growth Theorists Likely To Win Nobel For Economics, Experts Say

AP | MALIN RISING | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

STOCKHOLM — Researchers who study economic growth and how technology helps drive long-term development are among the top contenders for the Nobe...

Gloomy Forecast: IMF Cuts Estimate For U.S. Growth

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund is sharply downgrading its outlook for the U.S. economy through 2012 because of weak growth and con...

Timothy Geithner: U.S. Tax Reform Necessary To Spur Investment

Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Monday that comprehensive tax reform is necessary to make the United States a b...

Consumer Sentiment Down Even While Future Looks Brighter

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Leah Schnurr) - Consumer sentiment worsened this month, although a gauge of future economic activity rose in May, presenting a picture o...