Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Federal Reserve has pledged to keep interest rates low for the foreseeable future. Does it change your behavior? Daniel Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance, discusses the possible effects of this decision on the financial habits of individuals.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Friday, April 01, 2011
Private employers, the backbone of the economy, drove nearly all of the gains last month, adding 230,000 new jobs. This comes on top of the 240,000 added in February and was the first time private hiring topped 200,000 in back-to-back months since 2006. There was good news about unemployment numbers too, as the unemployment rate dipped from 8.9 percent in February to 8.8 percent in March. The rate has fallen a full percentage point over the last four months, the sharpest drop since 1983. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, analyzes the news.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Economist Daniel Altman predicts which industries will grow, which economies will crumble, which investments will pay off, and where the next big crisis may occur. In Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy, he looks at what the global economy will look like in the years to come, bringing together hidden trends, societal pressures, and policy endgames to make twelve predictions about the years ahead.