Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:

So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.


Debate Begins: New OT Rules Will Raise Wages — Or Kill Jobs

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Labor Department plans to change a rule so that 5 million more Americans will be able to collect overtime pay. Business groups say the change will hurt hiring, but labor groups are applauding.


If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

Monday, June 29, 2015

This week, Greek will miss a $1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. The debt crisis has the potential to create financial, economic and geopolitical trouble for Americans.


Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.


Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Legislation, 60-38

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The vote is a victory for President Obama, giving him final approval of legislation that enhances his power to negotiate trade deals.


Senate Votes To Advance The White House Trade Agenda

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.


Airlines Vs. Airports: A Dogfight Over Fees Imposed On Fliers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Airports want Congress to raise passenger fees to pay for improvements, but airlines say the move would hit passengers in the pocketbook and might discourage people from flying.


Yes, Your Car Loan Will Still Be Cheap As Fed Holds Rates Low

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they will continue to tamp down interest rates. The last time they raised interest rates was June 2006. They set no specific deadline for raising rates.


U.S. House Votes To Buy Time For Obama's Trade Agenda

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The chamber now has until July 30 to try again to pass a package of trade-related legislation.


Dealing Blow To Obama, Efforts To Pass Trade Plan Fail In The House

Friday, June 12, 2015

Obama made a last-ditch personal visit to the Capitol, but it didn't make a difference. A House vote today on trade legislation complicated prospects for the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.


Teens Hoping For More Jobs, Higher Wages This Summer

Friday, June 05, 2015

Younger workers are likely to find more job opportunities and better wages. But still, it's tough out there. The May unemployment rate for teens was 17.9 percent, about triple the national average.


Air Travel Demand Heats Up With Summer; Fares Are Flat

Monday, May 18, 2015

Travelers are taking advantage of better employment and a strong dollar. Airlines say they expect the busiest summer ever: an estimated 222 million passengers between June 1 and Aug. 31.


Big 3 Airlines Say Foreign Competitors Are 'Dumping' Seats In U.S.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The chief executives of Delta, United and American airlines say Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad received subsidies from their governments. The Gulf carriers reject the accusations.


The Morning After: Lawmakers Vote To Reduce Amtrak Funding

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In Philadelphia, an Amtrak train derailed on Tuesday. But in Washington on Wednesday, transportation supporters still could not get the House on track for providing more funding.


Would More Trade Help The Job Market Run Faster Or Trip It Up?

Friday, May 08, 2015

Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.


Fed Chair Yellen's Warning Adds To Recent Market Jitters

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Both stock and bond markets had already been having a rough week before the Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen warned about "potential dangers."


Japan's Abe Pushes The Pacific Trade Deal Onto Center Stage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Japanese prime minister used his time in the spotlight in Washington to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it would create both prosperity and peace. Democrats remain skeptical.


Cheap Oil Fuels Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund says the pace of economic growth in 2015 will tick up to 3.5 percent, helped along by lower energy costs and weaker currencies.


'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.


The Latest Item On McDonald's Shifting Menu: A $5 Burger

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.