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Recessions and depressions
July 14, 2015
US retail sales fall in June as consumers stay cautious
Americans cut back their spending at stores and restaurants last month, a sign that they remain cautious despite robust job ...
July 13, 2015
Clinton: Nation needs a 'growth and fairness economy'
Laying out her agenda to help American workers, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that if she is elected to the White House ...
July 11, 2015
Greece heads to negotiation for bailout reform proposals
Greece's negotiators head to Brussels on Saturday armed with their reform proposals and parliamentary backing to seek a third ...
July 09, 2015
IMF downgrades 2015 outlook for global growth to 3.3 percent
The U.S. economy's stumble at the start of 2015 is dragging down the world's growth to the lowest level since the Great ...
July 04, 2015
Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay
Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it ...
July 02, 2015
US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat
U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of ...
June 29, 2015
Puerto Rico to seek debt moratorium from bondholders
Puerto Rico's governor said Monday night he will form a financial team to negotiate with bondholders on delaying debt ...
June 29, 2015
Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens
Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us. Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families ...
June 27, 2015
Parliament approves referendum; Greece's future in balance
Greece's parliament voted early Sunday in favor of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' motion to hold a July 5 referendum on ...
June 26, 2015
Greek prime minister puts bailout deal to referendum July 5
Greece's fraught bailout talks with its creditors took a dramatic turn early Saturday, with the radical left government ...
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 ...