Marilyn Geewax

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Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.


From Highways To Trade Deal, What Big Business Wants By Christmas

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Business lobbyists say Congress has enough time left this year to pass significant legislation. But those plans could get tripped up by debate over Iran and over the budget.


Tired Of Greek Reruns? Understandable, But A New Season Is Beginning

Monday, July 13, 2015

Greece, buried under debt, is begging for its third bailout. Europeans are willing to help, but only if Greece can prove that this time will be different. Investors are betting this time, it will be.


Stocks Manage To Bounce, But Commodity Prices Are Swooning

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Prices for raw materials, such as iron ore, copper and oil, are down dramatically from last year. The price plunge helps contain inflation for consumers, but is tough on mining and drilling companies.


A Day Filled With Market Jitters, But Not Panic

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

If you were thinking about stuffing your money into your mattress, Wednesday gave you plenty of reasons to do so. But if you're an optimistic investor, the day gave you new reasons to be confident.


So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.


Debate Begins: New OT Rules Will Raise Wages — Or Kill Jobs

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Labor Department plans to change a rule so that 5 million more Americans will be able to collect overtime pay. Business groups say the change will hurt hiring, but labor groups are applauding.


If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

Monday, June 29, 2015

This week, Greek will miss a $1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. The debt crisis has the potential to create financial, economic and geopolitical trouble for Americans.


Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.


Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Legislation, 60-38

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The vote is a victory for President Obama, giving him final approval of legislation that enhances his power to negotiate trade deals.


Senate Votes To Advance The White House Trade Agenda

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.


Airlines Vs. Airports: A Dogfight Over Fees Imposed On Fliers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Airports want Congress to raise passenger fees to pay for improvements, but airlines say the move would hit passengers in the pocketbook and might discourage people from flying.


Yes, Your Car Loan Will Still Be Cheap As Fed Holds Rates Low

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they will continue to tamp down interest rates. The last time they raised interest rates was June 2006. They set no specific deadline for raising rates.


U.S. House Votes To Buy Time For Obama's Trade Agenda

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The chamber now has until July 30 to try again to pass a package of trade-related legislation.


Dealing Blow To Obama, Efforts To Pass Trade Plan Fail In The House

Friday, June 12, 2015

Obama made a last-ditch personal visit to the Capitol, but it didn't make a difference. A House vote today on trade legislation complicated prospects for the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.


Teens Hoping For More Jobs, Higher Wages This Summer

Friday, June 05, 2015

Younger workers are likely to find more job opportunities and better wages. But still, it's tough out there. The May unemployment rate for teens was 17.9 percent, about triple the national average.


Air Travel Demand Heats Up With Summer; Fares Are Flat

Monday, May 18, 2015

Travelers are taking advantage of better employment and a strong dollar. Airlines say they expect the busiest summer ever: an estimated 222 million passengers between June 1 and Aug. 31.


Big 3 Airlines Say Foreign Competitors Are 'Dumping' Seats In U.S.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The chief executives of Delta, United and American airlines say Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad received subsidies from their governments. The Gulf carriers reject the accusations.


The Morning After: Lawmakers Vote To Reduce Amtrak Funding

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In Philadelphia, an Amtrak train derailed on Tuesday. But in Washington on Wednesday, transportation supporters still could not get the House on track for providing more funding.


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.