Marilyn Geewax

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As Commodity Prices Plunge, Groceries May Be Next

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Oil prices aren't the only thing that's dropped. The prices of everything from corn to sugar have fallen, too. So some economists predict lower prices at the grocery store later this year.


To Drive Economy Toward Equality, Obama Requests More Spending

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

His State of the Union address celebrated a year that brought the U.S. jobs and growth, and called on Congress to expand child care and free education. Critics say it's pure politics that won't pass.


State Of The Union Will Tout Progress, But Is The Economy Fixed?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The economy has improved greatly since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009. But is his economic legacy impressive enough to justify taking a victory lap during his State of the Union address?


Obama Will Veto Keystone XL Legislation, White House Says

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The House, which has a Republican majority, is expected to vote on the controversial pipeline this week. The GOP-dominated Senate is considering a similar measure, which has bipartisan support.


How A Too-Strong Dollar Might Lead To A Too-Weak World

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

There are upsides to having global investors stash their savings in the United States. But their embrace of the dollar can start to feel like a death grip if it goes too far and chokes off exports.


Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Monday, January 05, 2015

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.


Looking To 2015, Economists See 5 Reasons To Celebrate

Monday, December 29, 2014

Economists' forecasts for 2015 have gotten even more optimistic as oil prices have declined. Most now say inflation will remain low as hiring strengthens. That should lead to more consumer spending.


The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

Monday, December 22, 2014

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.


3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

Friday, December 19, 2014

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.


Economists: Congress Gets A Hat Tip (Barely) For Its Efforts

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Congress passed no laws addressing the minimum wage, tax reform, trade or immigration this year. But judged by the low recent standards, lawmakers got light applause from economists.


Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

Monday, December 08, 2014

President Obama is pushing for massive trade deals with Asian and European nations. Critics say the trade negotiations, which are conducted in private, aren't facing enough scrutiny.


2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Friday, December 05, 2014

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.


The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

More people will be driving and flying this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Gas isn't the only thing that's cheaper. Turkey is too, along with its companions, stuffing and cranberries.


As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.


Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators โ€” and Obama and congressional Republicans โ€” still don't agree.


Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.


Thumbs-Up For Higher Minimum Wages, And For Marijuana Industry

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Besides electing lawmakers, voters settled ballot initiatives affecting everything from soda-pop taxes to fracking to marijuana sales.


Thumbs Up For Higher Minimum Wages, And For Marijuana Industry

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota overwhelmingly approved minimum-wage hikes. Illinois voters approved a nonbinding wage-hike referendum. Recreational pot was approved in Oregon.


Five Reasons Why Your Financial Outlook Just Got Better

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Even if a big raise is not imminent for you, five factors are helping stretch today's paycheck: cheap gasoline; a strong dollar; low interest rates; fierce retail competition and a huge corn harvest.


You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.