Marilyn Geewax

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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?


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.