As the nation looks for more signs of economic recovery, there were mixed signals on Friday as reports showed consumer spending rose slightly last month thanks in part to an increase in auto sales but incomes remained flat.
Ending speculation that he might appoint a new central bank chief, President Obama said he would nominate Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke for a second term Tuesday as the administration continues its efforts to stabilize the embattled U.S. economy.
Paul Solman: There’s more to add to our earlier correction to Friday’s segment: We have heard from Social Security and it is indeed the case that benefits do NOT go…
Paul Solman: On Friday night’s program, in a story on inflation (you can see the clip below), I reported the following: “The traditional measure of inflation, the Consumer Price Index, is DOWN over the…
By Business Desk
Editor’s Note: This week, we’re featuring video conversations with Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the IMF, now at the Peterson Institute and MIT, and author of…
With the economy showing hints of a recovery, the threat of inflation is testing policy makers at the Federal Reserve as they work to determine how quickly to unwind emergency moves taken during the height of the financial crisis. Paul…
Ben Bernanke offered a hopeful forecast for the U.S. economy Friday, saying "prospects for a return to growth in the near term appear good." Economists weigh in on the outlook.
By Online DA
The cost of living in the United States went unchanged in July, easing concerns among many experts that economic recovery will be hampered by rising inflation.
The Fed decided Wednesday to keep short-term interest rates at a record low to help stabilize the economy. Jeffrey Brown speaks with a Washington Post reporter about the economic outlook.
Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores Kansas City, Mo., home to one of 12 regional Federal Reserve banks and a crossroads for the U.S. economy.
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