| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
The United States can kiss its position as the world’s largest economy goodbye in a few years, as China and India outrun it, according to new projections by OECD.
Over the next five decades, the global balance of economic power will “shift...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 11:03 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday.
The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Young people and their parents are rightly nervous these days about the economy. Many wonder whether their investment in a college education will pay off.
Such worries are overblown. College graduates continue to do far better, even in this difficult...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:15 AM
McDonald’s investors aren’t used to being disappointed. The powerhouse fast-food chain regularly turns in strong earnings, successful expansion efforts and new innovations that keep customers – even the cash-strapped ones – coming....
| Mar 25, 2012
When the price of gasoline rises, the supply of hot air expands.
Just look at the recent GOP attacks blaming President Obama for prices that exceed $4 a gallon in some parts of the country.
Not only is Obama responsible, according to some Republicans,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For U.S. investors, it was a good six months to just stay home — and to start imagining the world weaned off cheap Federal Reserve money.
Major Wall Street stock indexes posted double-digit returns in the first half, buttressed by a continuing,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:57 AM
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address, America "cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it."
Not even the very wealthy can continue to succeed without a broader-based prosperity. That's because...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I take issue with much of Lane Windham's recent commentary ("If not labor unions, then what?" Jan. 29) beginning with the fundamental premise that it was the unions that provided us with economic redistribution. Like many other academicians, Ms. Windham...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:
Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Gold still glitters, but a bit less brightly as it fell below $1,600 on Friday for the first time in six months.
In one of the contrarian ways of the financial markets, gold has weakened as evidence has mounted that the global economy is recovering....