Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says bipartisan efforts to "reform" the corporate tax code amount to "a giant wet kiss" for the biggest companies. She wants large corporations to pay more in taxes.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Grocers faced higher wholesale prices for frozen turkeys this year. But because of fierce competition, they still cut their retail prices. Consumers are finding bargains on other holiday foods, too.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
In dozens of cities, low-wage workers, backed by a key union, held demonstrations demanding a minimum wage of $15. They planned to protest in Milwaukee outside the Republican presidential debate.
Friday, November 06, 2015
Economists are saying that October's surprisingly strong job growth will encourage the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next month. So holiday shoppers may pay more for using credit cards.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
The Treasury Department has launched a new type of retirement account that allows people to save without taking risks or paying fees. The myRA program is designed to encourage workers to start saving.
Friday, October 30, 2015
The Federal Reserve is proposing rules that would force banks to add another layer of protection in case of a financial crisis. It wants to be sure taxpayers don't get stuck bailing out banks again.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Many business leaders say U.S. exporters already are hurting because they lack financing from the Export-Import Bank. Congress is working on legislation to renew the bank charter that expired June 30.
Monday, October 26, 2015
The debt ceiling and budget deadlines are approaching at the same time. Here are the differences between the two.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Congress always finds a way to swerve away from the brink just as the country nears default on its bonds. But this time, political turmoil may be increasing the danger that Congress won't act in time.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Mergers have left the airline industry with four huge carriers: American, United, Delta and Southwest. But competition may be around the corner — from foreign carriers or young entrepreneurs.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
What does it mean to "scrub" an agreement? Here's a look at the phrase "legal scrub" — and why it's significant to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.