Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown — a city that felt abandoned by others.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a "considerable time."
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
NPR's Ari Shapiro and Marilyn Geewax explain what it would mean if Scotland decides on Thursday to cut its more than 300-year union with the United Kingdom.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.
Monday, September 08, 2014
An alumni survey by the school found much more optimism about the future of America's companies than that of its workers. More than 4 in 10 think employee pay and benefits are set to shrink.
Monday, September 01, 2014
An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: Gasoline prices have been falling lately.
Friday, August 08, 2014
The company that controls the FICO credit score says it is changing the way the scores are calculated, making it easier for millions of borrowers to look better on paper.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The White House says U.S. exports to Africa have jumped 40 percent in five years. But the administration says growth can be even faster. "I want Africans buying more American products," Obama said.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world. American corporations are seeking ways to do business on a continent that is home to 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest company, affects the lives of millions of workers and shoppers. So its U.S. leadership change is attracting lots of interest. Here are some theories about what happened.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday's consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn't capturing asset "bubbles."
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Half the drop in the labor force can be explained by retirements, a White House economic report concludes. And the other half of missing workers may yet be lured back, but only with better policies.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Justice Department's settlement with Citigroup offers $2.5 billion for "consumer relief." Critics say it will do nothing for those hurt most by the foreclosure crisis: people who lost their homes.