Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A single for Taylor Swift's upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
In 2013, Sierra Leone and Liberia ranked second and sixth among countries with the highest GDP growth in the world. But that growth has stopped because of the deadly Ebola virus.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The International Monetary Fund issued a gloomy forecast and stock investors reacted. By the market's close, the Dow Jones industrial average had tumbled 272.58 points, or 1.6 percent
Friday, October 03, 2014
A century ago, U.S. manufacturers were building a mountain of wealth that unskilled workers could climb. Today, economists see U.S. factories flourishing but say workers will see fewer opportunities.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown — a city that felt abandoned by others.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a "considerable time."
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
NPR's Ari Shapiro and Marilyn Geewax explain what it would mean if Scotland decides on Thursday to cut its more than 300-year union with the United Kingdom.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.
Monday, September 08, 2014
An alumni survey by the school found much more optimism about the future of America's companies than that of its workers. More than 4 in 10 think employee pay and benefits are set to shrink.
Monday, September 01, 2014
An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: Gasoline prices have been falling lately.
Friday, August 08, 2014
The company that controls the FICO credit score says it is changing the way the scores are calculated, making it easier for millions of borrowers to look better on paper.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The White House says U.S. exports to Africa have jumped 40 percent in five years. But the administration says growth can be even faster. "I want Africans buying more American products," Obama said.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world. American corporations are seeking ways to do business on a continent that is home to 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.