Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:

Why Some Still Can't Find Jobs As The Economy Nears 'Full Employment'

Sunday, January 31, 2016

To economists, the phrase means job seekers roughly equal job openings. Unemployment is at 5 percent, but depending on where you live, your race or your education level, you still might not find work.


Outlook For Wages Brightens, But Not So For Wall Street

Monday, January 25, 2016

The nation's business economists see higher wages coming for workers, but that good news did not cheer Wall Street investors on Monday. They continued to worry about supercheap oil prices.


Once Upon A Time, Congress Cut Deficits; Now CBO Says That's Over

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Back in the old days, say 2011, political leaders talked about, and acted upon, worries involving federal borrowing. But a new CBO report shows deficits surging โ€” even as political attention drifts.


Wall Street Traders Get Mauled By The Rampaging Bear

Friday, January 15, 2016

Stocks all over the world plunged Friday as investors became even more nervous about China's weakness and oil's collapse. The worries triggered a broad stock sell-off and sent oil below $30 a barrel.


For Oil Drillers And Retirement Savers, This Is Not A Good Day

Friday, January 15, 2016

Stock prices continue to fall as global investors worry about China's slowing demand. At the same time, oil prices are plunging as supplies surge. Together, it's making for a tough day in the markets.


GE Brings Things To Life In Boston; Lights Out In Connecticut

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

GE says it will move its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston. The company will be getting huge tax breaks, but more than that, it will be gaining access to universities and nonstop flights.


State Of The Obama Economy: Far Better, But Still With Many Troubles

Monday, January 11, 2016

The economy has improved dramatically in the Obama era. But problems still abound because of the soaring national debt, a deformed tax code, shrunken paychecks and a growing skills gap.


The Employment Outlook For 2016 Is Looking Much Brighter

Friday, January 08, 2016

The Labor Department's latest jobs report provided reassurance that the domestic economy is on track for 2016. That was welcome news, given all of the gloomy reports coming out of China.


China's Woes Are Growing, Along With A Debate: Is It 2008 Again?

Thursday, January 07, 2016

China's economy and stock market are taking hits. Billionaire George Soros says it's setting the stage for another global meltdown. But others argue China's troubles will not trigger a crisis.


If You Like Cheap Gasoline, January May Be Your Lucky Month

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Prices already are averaging less than $2 a gallon nationwide, and a new report shows gasoline inventories are surging. Experts say that sets the stage for more price drops in coming days.


Troubles Are Up In The Middle East, But Oil Prices Are Down. Huh?

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

In the past, when political tensions increased, oil prices went up too amid supply risks. But now OPEC's power is down and U.S. oil supplies are much greater, helping hold prices steady.


Arguably, These Are The 5 Business Stories That Shaped 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Compared with the Great Recession years, 2015 was a fairly tame time. Still, at least five stories had major impacts. They involved everything from crashing oil prices to merging beer companies.


No Crystal Ball? Here's Help With 2016 Economic Forecasts

Monday, December 21, 2015

Investors might wish for a device to peer into the future, but they must settle for economic forecasters. For 2016, most forecasters are seeing signs pointing toward more profits and jobs.


Winners And Losers Tucked Inside The Spending And Taxing Bills

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Conservatives don't like the price tag and liberals don't like the priorities. Still, Congress is making quick progress on a massive legislative push affecting government spending and business taxes.


Federal Reserve Announces Hike In Short-Term Interest Rates

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

After holding rates near zero for seven years, the Fed approved a small increase Wednesday. While that step seems minor, the impact could be huge in 2016 as borrowing costs head up.


These 7 Charts Can Help You See What The Fed Is Doing

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Federal Reserve's thinking about interest rates may seem mysterious. But here are some graphs that should help you see where the central bank has been, and why it may be ready to raise rates.


For Millennials, Rising Interest Rates Sound Like Olden Tales

Monday, December 14, 2015

The last time Fed policymakers raised rates, young Americans' lives were different. They couldn't share the news or comment via Twitter on iPhones and iPads because those things didn't exist.


The Tipping Point: Most Americans No Longer Are Middle Class

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

In the post-World War II economy, most Americans lived in middle-income homes. But that has been shifting for decades. Today, middle-income families make up less than 50 percent of all households.


More Jobs, Cheaper Gas And Rising Stocks Help The Economy Look Up

Saturday, December 05, 2015

The U.S. economy turned up encouraging signs for most Americans. Workers can now find more jobs, and drive to them using cheaper gas. And retirement accounts are getting a boost from rising stocks.


In The Highway Bill, Some Find Road To Riches, Others Hit A Pothole

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The $305 billion highway bill funds transportation infrastructure projects. But it also offers wins and losses for unrelated businesses. The Export-Import Bank gets saved, but big banks lose out.