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‘Fiscal Cliff’ Scenarios Leave Economists On Edge

Members of Congress are about to flee Capitol Hill and they’ll be gone until Nov. 13, one week after Election […]

Insurance Companies Send Out Rebate Checks; Economists Get Nervous

Nearly 13 million Americans have gotten, or will soon be getting, rebates from their health insurance companies. This is because […]

Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook Among Those Forming New Lobbying Group

The big names on the Internet are forming a new lobbying group they hope will influence lawmakers when it comes […]

Update: Existing Home Sales And Housing Starts Both Rose In August

(This post was updated at 10:05 a.m. ET.) In the morning’s second sign of strength in the housing sector, the […]

Do Scores Go Up When Teachers Return Bonuses?

In Chicago, parents were fuming over a weeklong strike by teachers. Around the rest of the country, in the face […]

Big Data And Its Big Problems

Imagine every thousandth blood cell in your body has a tiny radio transmitter in it. Imagine that 10 times a […]

Exploring ‘Hidden’ Jobs, From Coal Miner To Cowboy

Jeanne Marie Laskas first came across “hidden America” 500 feet underground, traveling with miners through a narrow, dark coal mine […]

Makers Of the DipJar Hope That Dipping To Tip Catches On

As Americans increasingly rely on cards, not cash, to pay for small items like coffee and snacks, it’s not always […]

Even If You’re All-Powerful, It’s Hard To Fix The Economy

The world inside Mark Zandi’s computer model feels pretty familiar. It’s full of people who are worried about the economy. […]

Ben Bernanke: Fed Is Looking For ‘Sustained Improvement’ Of Economy

Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke said the new monetary policy announced today is aimed at getting the U.S. economy moving […]

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