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Recessions and depressions
June 23, 2015
Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials
The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not. So curriculum director Tammy Baumann and her team took the books ...
June 19, 2015
Crisis-hit Europeans: Greece must knuckle down like they did
Europeans in countries which adopted unpopular austerity measures to overcome the recent financial crisis are starting to ...
June 17, 2015
Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline
It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in ...
June 16, 2015
Charities emerge from recession with record donations
Charitable giving in the United States has surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time in seven years, according to a ...
June 12, 2015
Clinton linking her campaign with fight for middle class
Hillary Rodham Clinton is putting everyday Americans at the center of her first major campaign speech for the Democratic ...
June 11, 2015
US household wealth reaches new high of nearly $85 trillion
A rising stock market and climbing home prices boosted Americans' net worth to a new high in the first three months of the ...
June 11, 2015
US retail sales jump in a sign of more confident consumers
Americans stepped up their spending at retailers in May, especially for autos, clothes and building materials, in a sign that ...
June 08, 2015
Do more jobs mean more economic security? Not for some in US
The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold ...
June 05, 2015
5 reasons why US employers are showing confidence in economy
Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy. They added 280,000 jobs — a surprisingly robust ...
June 05, 2015
Appeals court upholds temporary hike in postal rate
A federal appeals court has upheld a temporary rate hike in the price of sending mail, but says the U.S. Postal Service can't ...
June 05, 2015
Jobs report could signal whether US economy is strengthening
Friday's jobs report for May could provide some evidence of the forces that will drive the U.S. economy over the next year.
June 02, 2015
A May to remember: US auto sales breeze past forecasts
U.S. auto sales were stronger than expected in May, boosted by Memorial Day promotions and strong demand for new SUVs.
June 01, 2015
Pool industry touts water savings in California drought
The California swimming pool and spa industry has launched a campaign to market itself as a drought-friendly landscaping ...
May 29, 2015
Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead
The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated. Steady hiring and ...
May 23, 2015
Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy
If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U
May 22, 2015
US consumer prices ticking up as Fed weighs first rate hike
Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an ...
May 20, 2015
Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage
Los Angeles is the latest and biggest city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage, adding to a string of successes for unions ...
May 19, 2015
Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine
There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine's economy. The extent of the damage caused by the conflict in the country's east was ...
May 16, 2015
Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'
When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like ...
May 14, 2015
Brown's budget boosts spending for schools, adds tax credit
Gov. Jerry Brown took a restrained approach in proposing a record $115.3 billion budget Thursday that sends more money to ...