Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
In recent weeks, U.S. corporations have announced multibillion-dollar deals in a huge wave of mergers. Economists say that can hurt consumers, workers and savers — but also strengthen the economy.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Voters in four states will be deciding whether to raise minimum wages. Supporters hope that voters will both approve the measures and help swing voters to Democratic candidates.
Friday, October 28, 2016
The Commerce Department said the economy grew by 2.9 percent in the third quarter. But consumer spending slowed. A survey suggests the election drama is making many consumers feel less confident.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Politics dominated the news this week. But the business world also had some interesting stories. Here are just three, involving: Black Friday shopping; sham bank accounts and dining out.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wells Fargo's CEO, John Stumpf, stepped down Wednesday as his company tries to rebuild its reputation. Wells Fargo, Samsung and Volkswagen have all seen their names hurt by poorly handled scandals.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Democrat wants to double the credit for parents of children 4 and under. It would be paid for by a tax on Wall Street, the wealthy, corporations. Trump's tax plan would most benefit the wealthy.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
If it shows steady unemployment and job growth figures, that would help Democrat Hillary Clinton. If the numbers get worse, that would give an edge to Republican Donald Trump.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
A developer such as Donald Trump can use a net operating loss "carryforward" to lower his taxes. That may sound weird, but the law has been in place for nearly a century, and experts say it's fair.
Monday, October 03, 2016
The 1990-91 recession was catastrophic for Donald Trump's empire. A tax document published by The New York Times shows as late as 1995, he was reporting an annual loss of $916 million. What happened?
Saturday, October 01, 2016
The stock market ended the first three quarters of 2016 on a positive note. Rising stock prices typically help an incumbent party in a presidential election year. But October can be a wild month.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
NPR's series, A Nation Engaged, takes a deeper look at economic opportunity in 21st century America. Is the middle class still shrinking, and what can political leaders do to help?
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Since the last presidential election, a growing economy has sent the unemployment rate plunging. That improvement has changed the political conversation, but it hasn't stopped worries about wages.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Candidates are talking about taxes and trade, but not about the tsunami: the massive wave of automation that will transform the workplace.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Both 1968 and 2016 can be seen as good years for the economy. And yet both may be remembered for their extreme political discontent. Shouldn't good economic times make us less cranky? Apparently, not.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Lending rates have been bumping along at historic lows this summer. That has helped a lot of people, such as home and car buyers. But it has hurt some too, including retirees and bankers.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A new study shows that it's not your imagination: Far more people are seeing stagnant or falling wages. In 25 advanced economies, it's the same story.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Travel experts had been predicting that summer 2016 would bring out our desire to take vacations and have fun. The latest jobs report confirms it: Employers are hiring to help you enjoy the season.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
By voting to exit the European Union, Britons increased fears of recession. That has caused many prices to fall. Now economists aren't sure whether cheaper goods and loans will help or harm Americans.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Throughout the developed world, the economic recovery has been a disappointment for workers, according to a new report. It finds many rich countries still have double-digit unemployment.