Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:

Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Pledge To Take On Climate Change

Monday, November 30, 2015

Twenty countries and 28 investors promised on Monday to jointly fund the development of energy alternatives. Backers of the initiative say private money is key to the next big push in energy.


Elizabeth Warren Steps Up Campaign For Liberal Agenda

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.


As Americans Shop For Thanksgiving, They're Finding Cheaper Prices

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.


Push For $15 Minimum Wage Becoming Part Of Presidential Politics

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.


Strong Jobs Data Point To Pricier Credit Cards For Christmas

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.


N.Y. Attorney General Investigates Whether Exxon Mobil Lied On Climate Change

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.


Here's An Easier Way To Start Moving From Broke To Comfortable As You Age

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.


In A Financial Fire, Big Banks Will Have An Extra Extinguisher

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.


Export-Import Bank Debate: 'Retreat From Sanity' Or End of Corporate Welfare?

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.


Congress' Two Big Looming Fiscal Deadlines, Explained

Monday, October 26, 2015

The debt ceiling and budget deadlines are approaching at the same time. Here are the differences between the two.


Why You Shouldn't Stare Up At The Debt Ceiling And Yawn

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.


As Airline Megamergers Wrap Up, US Airways Flies Into History

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.


Scrubbing A Trade Deal: Translators Get Behind The Ears Of The TPP

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.


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).