Economics & Economy

Economics & Economy

What's really happening behind political and business smoke and mirrors.
Federal Reserve Building.

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WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016 – The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) made its widely-expected non-proclamation Wednesday afternoon, announcing no interest rate increase for the...

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Before he celebrates his economic successes, Obama should explain why growth is low, workforce participation is near record lows, and living standards are down.

Unemployment line, 1930s.

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WASHINGTON, June 3, 2016 – In a stock market that’s been wobbly for this entire post-holiday week, stocks took another opening bell hit Friday...

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WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 – In very thin holiday-driven trading Friday, stocks opened with a decided upside bias. But mid-afternoon brought word that the...

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WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 — The World Bank’s 2016 global economic growth predictions estimate a slower rate of increase than what was previously forecast....

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WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 – Just when things looked darkest on Wall Street, beleaguered bulls decided Tuesday that it was party time. Up went...

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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2016 — The U.S. Department Labor (DOL) has changed the overtime rules for much of the American workplace, likely hurting millions...

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Obamacare has helped slow economic growth to a crawl, and minimum wage hikes will destroy jobs; the rule on overtime will be another blow to the economy.

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WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 – Short report today as we assess the Wednesday afternoon damage, courtesy of the latest Federal Reserve minutes release. Issued...

Yo-yo collection.

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WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 – We’re back to yo-yo market days this week, as Tuesday’s trading action seems to be following a familiar pattern—namely,...

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