Marilyn Geewax

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This We Do Know About TPP: The Shouting Is Already Loud

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

When President Obama announced a massive trade deal on Monday, he heard cheers from business groups. But the unions and public-interest groups that usually support him rejected the trade proposal.


Weak Jobs Report May Kill Interest Rate Hike For This Year

Friday, October 02, 2015

Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.


As Commodity Prices Slide, Layoffs And Restructurings Follow

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

So far, most Americans have benefited from falling commodity prices: Consumer inflation has remained low. But now the pain is spreading as companies like Caterpillar and Alcoa respond to hard times.


Holiday Travel Outlook: Cheaper Fares And Scarier Drones

Monday, September 28, 2015

At an aviation conference, analysts predicted lower prices are coming for air travel — and for drones — this holiday season. Cheap fares will be welcome news. Cheap drones may be a different story.


For China's President, An Evening Of Lobster, Lamb and Ne-Yo

Thursday, September 24, 2015

President Obama is hosting Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a state dinner Friday. The menu features American favorites with "nuances of Chinese flavors." Ne-Yo, a part-Chinese R&B artist, will perform.


U.S.-China Business Relationship Is, As Trump Might Say, Huge

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Even U.S. companies that don't have close ties with China have to be concerned with its slowing growth. When China buys fewer goods and commodities, prices fall for producers everywhere.


The Fed Holds Rates Steady; Here's Who Is Clapping

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Federal Reserve chose to leave interest rates unchanged Thursday. For the central bank even a decision to do nothing is a big deal, creating all sorts of winners (homebuyers) and losers (savers).


Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged Amid 'Heightened Uncertainties' Abroad

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged at historically low levels, even though the U.S. economy has been gaining strength. The Fed has kept a key rate near zero since late 2008.


The Downside Of Keeping Interest Rates So Low For So Long

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Some economists say the Federal Reserve should leave rates alone, but many say super-low rates have big risks, too. They argue that the central bank needs to push rates back up to historic norms.


Do You Use Money? If So, You'll Want To Read This By Thursday

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This week, the Federal Reserve will be making decisions that could affect your ability to borrow. Because it works behind closed doors, it can seem mysterious. Here's what the Fed is and does.


On Wall Street: Not Much Fun, But It Sure Was Interesting

Friday, August 28, 2015

Markets have been seeing some of the biggest stock-price swings in years. And economists say the extreme volatility is starting to weigh down consumer confidence.


For Most Of Us, The 'Real' Economy Matters More Than Markets

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stock prices may be having a meltdown, but consumers and homebuyers are still pushing the economy forward. In fact, a new round of data suggests the economy is gaining strength even as markets fall.


A Nasty Place On Wall Street: What Kind Of A Dive Is This?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Stock prices plunged Monday, prompting Wall Street analysts to talk about a "correction" in stock prices. But many savers worry that this might be the start of a long "bear" market.


Dow Index Closes Below 16,000 After Plunging Nearly 3.6 Percent

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Dow Jones benchmark started Monday's session above 16,459 and fell more than 1,000 points before closing at 15,871. The index lost about 3.6 percent of its value.


A Brutal Week For Investors; Will There Be More Zigs Than Zags?

Friday, August 21, 2015

Stock investors have to decide if the August downturn is just part of a normal zigzag pattern in any bull market, or the start of a bear market that could last for years.


In That TV Ad, What Exactly Are Those Parents Worried About?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The TV ads say rules involving retirement advice must be "fixed," but they may leave you scratching your head. Brokers and insurance agents are behind the ads, which aim to block tougher new rules.


China Cut Its Currency — And Touched Your Life. Here's How

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

China lowered the value of the yuan, and that sent all sorts of prices lower. So you may soon be paying less for gas, food and lumber. But there are downsides too: U.S. stocks fell hard.


You're The Judge: Can The Job Market Stand Interest Rate Hikes?

Friday, August 07, 2015

On Friday, the Labor Department said the July unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent. If you had to choose, would you take that to mean the economy is too cool or too hot? Weigh the evidence.


Oil Prices Tumble Again, Hurting Drillers But Helping Drivers

Monday, August 03, 2015

Oil prices are falling, down sharply since mid-June to just over $45 a barrel. That has affected gasoline prices, now down to an average of $2.65 a gallon, about 85 cents less than a year ago.


Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.