| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:51 PM
The U.S. economy is improving, yet Congress seems still to be in the grip of the delirium that shrinking the deficit in the near term is still a matter of paramount urgency.
That's what's prevented lawmakers from dealing with their real task, which is...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:00 AM
The country's tepid growth in its gross domestic product isn't creating enough good jobs to build a strong middle class, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday.
"Growth in GDP has been positive, but not exceptional," UCLA economists wrote in...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:32 AM
France approves the European treaty to limit public spending, a key element in Europe's strategy to combat its debt crisis. Critics say that it will enshrine austerity into French law....
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:29 AM
The Eurozone is back in a recession, its first in three years, as gross domestic product for the debt-plagued 17-nation bloc contracted 0.1% in the third quarter from the earlier quarter.
In the second quarter, the currency collective tightened 0.2%,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:13 PM
As a retired chemical engineer, I am bored with what little I learned in college and somewhat ashamed of my ignorance of U.S. history and the "science" of economics, which I am studying.
As far as history goes, I find it tends to be more and more...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:50 PM
WASHINGTON The value of the arts to the economy has always been an elusive figure until now.
For the first time, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, part of the Commerce Department, has quantified art's impact, finding in a study released Thursday that 3....
| Nov 21, 2013
Extravagance can be intoxicating, and those who grow accustomed to extravagance, only to be deprived of it, can miss it terribly. That accounts for much of the powerful hold John F. Kennedy has on a generation of Americans even today. He led people to...
| Oct 24, 2013
In ending the rancorous impasse that led to the shutdown of much of the federal government, Democrats and Republicans agreed they need to sit down together and address the budget to avoid a repeat of the debacle next year. And they probably will reach...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Fairfield County's economy grew in 2012, if slowly, as metro Hartford and New London contracted and New Haven stagnated, according to a report released Tuesday on GDP trends by metro area.
Across all 381 of the nation's urban areas, the average growth...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:22 AM
The total economic output of Metro Orlando grew by 3 percent in 2012, according to federal officials, rising to $92.6 billion.
The local growth rate was better than the national rate of 2.5 percent and much stronger than 2011's growth rate of 1.8...