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  • Consumer spending up despite bad weather as incomes also rose

    Consumer spending up despite bad weather as incomes also rose
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending exceeded expectations in January, rising despite the bad weather as incomes also grew in a positive sign for economic growth. Spending was up 0.4% after a 0.1% gain the previous month, the Commerce Department said Monday....
  • U.S. economic growth revised sharply downward

    U.S. economic growth revised sharply downward
    WASHINGTON — The recovery appeared to be reaching escape velocity at the end of December, but it turns out the economy wasn't expanding quite as fast as initially thought — and that doesn't bode well for hopes of a breakout this year. The...
  • Once again: Yes, the stimulus worked.

    Once again: Yes, the stimulus worked.
    Amazingly, there are still some holdouts in the political and economic community who insist that the Obama stimulus failed--that is, failed to arrest a steep fall in economic output and launch a period of growth in gross domestic product, jobs, stock...
  • Consumer confidence dips slightly in February

    Consumer confidence dips slightly in February
    Consumer confidence retreated in February as fewer Americans expressed optimism about near-term economic conditions, the Conference Board reported Tuesday. The consumer confidence index fell to 78.1, down from 79.4 in January. The drop was primarily...
  • Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong

    Everything you thought you knew about economic statistics is wrong
    Physicists may be the only people who understand that the quest for exact measurement of the real world is a wild goose chase -- the Heisenberg uncertainty principle tells them that the more precisely they measure the momentum of a particle, the less they...
  • What's so bad about a defense budget that gives peace a chance?

    What's so bad about a defense budget that gives peace a chance?
    Guess we’re finally going to reap that “peace dividend,” courtesy of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who Monday proposed reducing the Army to its lowest troop level since before World War II. It’s all part of the Defense Department&...
  • January retail sales fall short amid storms; J.C. Penney gets new CFO

    January retail sales fall short amid storms; J.C. Penney gets new CFO
    The winter economic blues continue. Retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.4% in January from December, the government said Thursday. That was the biggest drop in 18 months and the latest in a series of blah reports on the economy. Sales were “...
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery. About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
  • Cheesecake Factory cooks up a recipe for success

    Cheesecake Factory cooks up a recipe for success
    People like rich, tasty food — and sweet, smooth desserts. That's a recipe the Cheesecake Factory Inc. has been following for more than three decades. The company's roots can be traced to the home kitchen of Evelyn Overton, who ran a small baked...
  • U.S. lead in science research and development narrows

    U.S. lead in science research and development narrows
    WASHINGTON – The United States could be losing its edge in science and technology as emerging nations rapidly increase their investment in research and development, according to new indicators┬áreleased Thursday by the National Science Board....
  • Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- In a positive sign heading into Friday's unemployment report, initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week, offsetting a surprising jump the previous week. There were 331,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...