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Recessions and depressions
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 ...
May 13, 2015
Greek leader holds government meeting as recession returns
Greece's prime minister was holding his second ministerial meeting in as many days Wednesday, when official data confirmed ...
May 13, 2015
Eurozone growth outstrips US despite fresh Greek recession
The eurozone economy is growing faster than the U.S. and at its highest tick in nearly two years despite a disappointing ...
May 10, 2015
Greece back as a headache for improving eurozone economy
It may only account for 2 percent of the eurozone economy but Greece has a habit of punching above its weight when it comes ...
May 09, 2015
Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps
With the nation's economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states — ...
May 08, 2015
US economy rebounding with solid if unspectacular job gains
Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that ...
May 06, 2015
For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition
Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, ...
April 29, 2015
Bond fund giant Pimco hires Bernanke as adviser
Pimco has hired former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a senior adviser, the bond fund manager said Wednesday.
April 29, 2015
GDP report to show stumbling start for US economy
It was likely a winter of discontent for the U.S. economy. The Commerce Department on Wednesday will release its first ...
April 24, 2015
Nasdaq Record: Then and Now
Fifteen years after peaking during the dot-com boom, the Nasdaq composite has reached a new all-time high. But this isn't the ...
April 23, 2015
Asian markets mostly higher despite weak China, Japan data
Asian shares rose Thursday despite fresh data showing economic weakness in China and Japan, as investors pinned their hopes ...
April 20, 2015
Volcker says US bank oversight ineffective, seeks overhaul
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is calling for a reshaping of the U.S. financial oversight regime, which he says ...
April 17, 2015
Global finance leaders see economy strengthening
Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while ...
April 16, 2015
Don't panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow
The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known ...
April 15, 2015
Industrial production in March posts biggest drop since 2009
U.S. industrial production registered the biggest drop in almost six years last month, another sign that the economy got off ...
April 08, 2015
Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties
In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016.