Kelly Evans

Wall Street Journal Reporter

Kelly Evans appears in the following:

Takeouts: Economic Reports, Manny Pacquiao, Fort Hood Questions

Monday, November 16, 2009

Money Takeout: We look ahead to a week of key economic reports with Kelly Evans, economics reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Sports Takeout: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin fills u...


Anticipating Holiday Shopping: Behind the Numbers

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We take a quick look at some of the numbers soon to affect consumers this holiday season. Wal-Mart posted positive third-quarter earnings, and the Labor Department reports that initia...

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Retail Sales on the Rise

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Retail sales jumped 2.7 percent in August, the biggest increase in three and a half years. The government's "Cash-for-Clunkers" sales factored into that jump, but even without that pr...

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The Takeaway's Recession Roundtable

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A new Wall Street Journal survey says that a majority of economists think that the recession is over — and that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is doing a great job of managing ...


Productivity on the Rise

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The U.S. Labor Department just released productivity numbers for the spring quarter and they are on the rise—productivity is the highest in six years. We talk to Kelly Evans, economic...

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A Little Less Bad: Unemployment Numbers

Friday, August 07, 2009

The Labor Department released unemployment numbers this morning and the numbers may indicate the beginning of a turnaround for the U.S. economy. Employers cut back on layoffs in July,...


Does High Unemployment Mean the Death of Macho?

Thursday, July 02, 2009

This morning the unemployment numbers come out and there is a strong chance that they could reach the double digits. The economy is hitting men particularly hard. From the corporate s...

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Spend or Save? The Paradox of Thrift

Monday, June 29, 2009

New figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that in May, Americans saved more of their income than they have since 1993. But the only way to get a floundering economy to pic...

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March unemployment numbers show increase in job losses

Friday, April 03, 2009

New unemployment numbers out today reveal that the U.S. economy lost 663,000 jobs in March and jobless rate jumps to 8.5 percent, the highest since late 1983. The U.S. continued to sh...


Judging market confidence amid the ups and downs

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In these economic times, it's all about confidence. Markets responded with a surge of confidence to U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's announcement of a revised plan to help banks...


Anticipating a rise in unemployment for February

Friday, March 06, 2009

Retail sales are down, as are orders for manufactured goods, and the number of people claiming jobless benefits remains near record highs. But the key for tracking the recession today...


Painful economic contractions for the GDP

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Commerce Department is reporting that the economy contracted at a staggering 6.2% pace during the fourth quarter, the worst contraction in 25 years. Declines are across the board ...


New unemployment numbers are out

Friday, January 09, 2009

The unemployment numbers for December are out and the jobless rate hit 7.2 percent. Additionally, payroll employment dropped by 524,000 over the month. While this is pretty much what ...


The Takeaway's economic roundtable, part one

Friday, January 09, 2009

Today the unemployment numbers for December will be released. The projections are grim: economists expect unemployment rates to rise to a 15-year high of 7.0 percent. This is a realit...


Nonprofits are reeling from the Bernie Madoff fallout

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Last week legendary trader Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud. Today the reverberations of Madoff's historic scheming are being felt far beyond Wall Street....

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U.S. economy on the ropes, but ready for another round

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

In this corner, we have Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke lowering interest to historic lows and in this corner we have the faltering OPEC drastically cutting oil production. Meanwhile, the...


Driving Costs Up

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Wall Street Journal reporter Kelly Evans says that with oil at historically high prices, Americans are starting to cut back on their use of gasoline and Rik Paul, automotive editor at Consumer Reports, offers advice for consumers to cut gasoline spending. What's your strategy?

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