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Recessions and depressions
May 04, 2016
Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years
U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and ...
May 04, 2016
US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months
The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the ...
May 03, 2016
DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds
More than 19 million U.S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record ...
May 02, 2016
Buffett praises Fed but warns of unintended consequences
Investor Warren Buffett said the Federal Reserve and other policymakers are generally doing a good job, but it's difficult ...
April 28, 2016
US economy struggles at start of election year
It was not a great start for the U.S. economy. With consumers and businesses turning cautious, the U.S. struggled to grow in ...
April 25, 2016
Fed will likely keep rates unchanged in face of global slump
The U.S. job market is healthy. The stock market is up. Home prices are rising. Yet as the Federal Reserve prepares to meet ...
April 19, 2016
Brazil president says sexism part of impeachment drive
Brazil's first female president insisted Tuesday that misogyny has played a role in the impeachment process against her, ...
April 18, 2016
Brazil president's future in doubt after impeachment vote
President Dilma Rousseff on Monday appeared on the verge of losing office after a congressional vote to impeach her and signs ...
April 18, 2016
Brazil president says she won't quit after impeachment vote
President Dilma Rousseff said Monday she is "indignant" over a congressional vote to open impeachment proceedings against her ...
April 17, 2016
A bust hits the Oil Patch as rest of nation enjoys cheap gas
It might sound strange, but the penny-pinching folks in Louisiana's Oil Patch can't wait for the price of gasoline to go back ...
April 15, 2016
US factory output falls again, but signs of stability appear
U.S. factory output dropped in March for the second straight month as manufacturers churned out fewer cars, metal parts and ...
April 13, 2016
Olympic officials: Rio won't be scarred by politics, graft
The Rio de Janeiro Olympics won't be scarred by the impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a $3 ...
April 07, 2016
4 Fed leaders face questions about their powerful jobs
Janet Yellen was put on the spot about whether she made a mistake in raising interest rates in December. Ben Bernanke was ...
April 05, 2016
Uncertainties shadow California plan for nation-leading wage
California's decision to push its statewide minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 comes with uncertainties that could see the ...
April 01, 2016
Job-seekers return at fastest pace since before recession
Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady ...
March 27, 2016
Insider Q&A: EIG's John Lettieri on the uneven US recovery
Steady economic growth can fuel gains in the financial markets. But what if that growth isn't widely shared? That may become ...
March 25, 2016
Household spending and home building fuel modest US growth
Consumer spending and home construction are helping sustain modest U.S. economic growth despite problems caused by a strong ...
March 25, 2016
Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states
Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of ...
March 20, 2016
Brazil poll shows strong support for president's impeachment
A new poll published Sunday suggested strong support for the impeachment of embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in ...
March 18, 2016
In Zika fight, Brazil bogged down by neglect, recession
Last May, as the first cases of Zika were being detected in Brazil, cities at the front lines of the epidemic stopped ...