the fed

  • June 3, 2016  

    According to a new report from the Labor Department, U.S. hiring fell to a five year low in May, with just 38,000 new jobs. Even if those numbers are off, the last quarter shows a similarly disturbing trend: 115,000 jobs added per month, an abnormal drop during this long period of recovery. Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about why the economy is slowing down. Continue reading

  • June 24, 2009   BY  

    The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the recession is easing, but that the U.S. economy likely will remain fragile and limit the threat of inflation. Continue reading