| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Long-term unemployment is “a real problem” facing the U.S. economy, a lead economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond said Wednesday during a bankers roundtable at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College near Martinsburg.
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Paul Ryan recently asked the question, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”
Recall that 2008 was the final year of G.W. Bush’s last term in office. During 2008, the financial crisis hit hard as investors realized...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:29 PM
A Chicago investment adviser who once represented former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen was indicted on federal charges, accused of defrauding a suburban bank and two of his clients of more than $3.2 million, the U.S. Attorney’s office...
| Jun 11, 2012
Charles Evans believes the nation's unemployment rate is unacceptably high, and he has a plan to get Americans back to work.
In an election year, this sounds like political rhetoric. But Evans isn't running for office.
As president and chief executive...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:16 PM
In the summer of 2007, house prices in the United States began falling, ending a 15-year-long climb.
Prices fell 5 percent by the end of the year and 15 percent by the summer of 2010. That decline continues today; this spring, house prices fell to 20...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:25 PM
I know we have become a nation of such short attention spans and long-term addiction to instant gratification that asking viewers to spend even an hour with a documentary that could change the way they see the world is probably a fool's errand.
| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Mitt Romney privately raised millions of dollars from New York's elite on Sunday, as Democrats launched coordinated attacks against the likely Republican presidential nominee, intensifying calls for him to explain offshore bank accounts and release...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:02 PM
After the largest tax increase in Connecticut state history, a key Wall Street rating agency downgraded the state's bonds Friday as the state is teeter-tottering toward a deficit in the current fiscal year.
The Moody's Investors Service rating agency...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 6:28 PM
IRVINE — Standing on a grassy hilltop overlooking the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, filled with overgrown fields and abandoned runways, developers on Wednesday pointed to where the first of 5,000 new homes will open by early next year....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:38 AM
This week, President Obama's campaign released its list of bundlers -- well-connected people or couples who collect contributions from their inner circles and present them en masse to the campaign. Of the campaign's heavy weight backers, a dozen of them...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:22 PM
In mid-September 2008, Lehman Brothers collapsed and the bottom fell out of the financial system. Barack Obama handled it coolly. John McCain did not. Obama won the presidency. (Given the country's condition, he would have won anyway. But this sealed it.)...