Marilyn Geewax

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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.


For U.S. Workers, The March Of Progress Slows Down

Friday, April 03, 2015

On Friday, economists were left scrambling to explain why last month's employment growth was just half as good as they expected. Many fingers pointed at the harsh weather, along with port disruptions.


If A Caller Says, 'I Am With The IRS,' He's Not

Friday, April 03, 2015

The IRS says if you are surprised to be getting a call from the agency, it's not them on the line. Don't fall for it! Scammers are trying to trick you into giving up personal information or cash.


IRS Head Says So Far, So Good For Obamacare's First Tax Season

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Commissioner John Koskinen credits the lack of problems to software geeks who have been getting ready for years.


Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.


Does This Strong Dollar Make U.S. Look Too Fat For Foreign Investors?

Monday, March 23, 2015

The economic expansion makes the country look both attractive for making money and expensive for companies getting started here.


Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.


The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.


More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

Saturday, March 07, 2015

With unemployment dropping, the "misery index" is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren't Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.


Wages And Prices: A Welcome Breakup

Monday, March 02, 2015

A Commerce Department report shows paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more. Meanwhile, prices fell by 0.5 percent. That's helping consumers on the rebound from recession.


Higher Wages, Lower Prices Give Consumers A Break

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Something very unusual is happening in the U.S. economy. Traditionally, workers lose buying power to rising prices. But lately, paychecks and prices have been heading in opposite directions.


EU-Greek Drama Deepens As A Deadline Approaches

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Greece has threatened to quit the euro if an agreement over its debt isn't reached. There were hints that a deal with the new Greek government could be worked out. But turmoil looms if the talks fail.


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?