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March 24, 2015
These 4 Miscalculations Will Define Obama’s Presidency
President Barack Obama has a tendency to claim no knowledge of impending problems or that he underestimated their severity, at least according to his critics.
January 19, 2015
10 States Hurting the Most from Crashing Oil Prices
The recent plunge in oil prices can come at a steep cost to several states that rely on oil production to help power their local economies.
March 28, 2014
Citigroup Fails Fed Stress Test: Is It Time For a Break Up?
Citigroup executives learned at 4:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday that the bank had failed the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests.
February 09, 2014
Fed Needs New Benchmark as Unemployment Nears 6.5 Percent
With the unemployment rate veering toward the 6.5 percent mark, Janet Yellen has her hands full.
January 19, 2014
China’s Economic Outlook: What Does 2014 Have in Store?
The Chinese economy may be looking at a difficult year in 2014, having shown poor investment growth in December leading up to the new year.
January 15, 2014
3 Vital Steps to Protect Your Investments in Today’s Market
Keeping emotions under control is one of the most difficult aspects of investing.
January 06, 2014
Central Banking in 2014: The Issues Policymakers Face
The predictions for 2014's central banking policy are in.
December 17, 2013
Senate Swamped: Vote on Yellen for Fed Chair Upcoming
The Senate may vote on Janet Yellen's confirmation to replace current Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke on Thursday.
December 14, 2013
Stock Market: Can Good News Be Good News?
Bad news can be good news for stock prices, and good news can be bad for stock prices.
December 09, 2013
Bond Buying Taper: When Will We See a Timeline?
Many discussions on the taper's necessity or ill effects have been taking place, but what about a timeline?
November 29, 2013
Stocks Drop on First Day of Holiday Shopping Season
U.S. stocks dropped during the last half hour of trading on Friday after reaching record highs earlier in the morning.
November 08, 2013
Tapering: Always on the Table, But It’s Never Quite Time
When asked if the FOMC would consider this at its next policy meeting in December, Dennis Lockhart said that a change in policy would be on the table.
November 08, 2013
October’s Job Growth Blew Estimates Out of the Water
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October.
November 06, 2013
Crisis-Era Policy: Has the Fed Been Successful?
Two papers will be presented at an upcoming IMF conference, evaluating Federal Reserve policy since the onset of the financial crisis.
October 30, 2013
ADP Employment Report: Job Growth Hits 6-Month Low
Since June, payroll processor ADP’s nonfarm, private employment data showed that job creation has decreased in every subsequent month.
October 22, 2013
Unemployment Rate Finally Drops for the Right Reason
Even though job growth was limited, the September unemployment rate ticked down 0.1 percentage point, to 7.2 percent.
October 18, 2013
Federal Reserve: Time to Cut Back on Bond Purchasing?
The hazy future of our country is most salient to the Federal Reserve's decision on whether to cut back on its immense bond purchases.
October 17, 2013
Forgetting the Government Shutdown, Jobless Claims Look OK
While falling off from the six-month high recorded for the week ended October 5, first-time jobless claims remained elevated the following week.
October 11, 2013
Here’s Why Wells Fargo’s Growth Engine Sputtered in Q3
While the slowdown in the mortgage market did impede Wells Fargo’s growth to some degree, the bank reported that profit rose 13 percent in the third quarter.
October 10, 2013
This Economist Says Yellen Isn’t ‘Too On Board the Stimulus Train’
President Obama on Wednesday nominated Janet Yellen to be the first female chair of the Federal Reserve.
September 26, 2013
No Surprise: Revised Q2 GDP Shows Same Slow Growth
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s third estimate of second-quarter gross domestic product leaves the picture of U. S. economic growth much the same.
September 23, 2013
Who Does the Government Really Work For?
In the wake of the Great Recession, many Americans feel left behind.
September 21, 2013
Warren Buffett on the Fed: Great Experiment, Greatest Hedge Fund
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett told students the U.S. Federal Reserve is "the greatest hedge fund in history."
August 29, 2013
Revised Q2 GDP: Here’s Proof of a Stronger Economy
The Commerce Department’s revised estimate of GDP growth showed that economic growth actually accelerated at a stronger pace than previously calculated.
August 09, 2013
Hey, Car Buyers: GM Financial May Be Preparing to Hike Auto Loan Rates
The lending unit of General Motors that finances buyers with blemished credit is now paying more to borrow in the asset-backed debt market.
August 06, 2013
Employers Hesitate: June Hiring Falls to 3-Year Low
Hesitation on the part of employers was evident in the the Department of Labor’s most recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.
August 04, 2013
5 Stocks Making the Dow Look Good
At the end of July, here’s a look at the five best-performing stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
July 31, 2013
Dell Denied By Dell, Facebook Wants More Ads: Market Recap
U.S. stocks had a volatile session today, but ended nearly flat after the Federal Reserve didn't give any hints as to when it would end qualitative easing after its two-day policy meeting. Here's your cheat sheet to today's top stories...
July 25, 2013
U.S. Labor Market: Still Resilient with These Jobless Numbers
The elephant in the room during a typical diagnosis of the U.S. economy is the labor market.
July 18, 2013
Take Note, Fed: Jobless Claims Are Down
The number of Americans filing initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in four months.