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  • Four facts about the national debt you may not know

    Four facts about the national debt you may not know
    Now that Congress is set to lift the current limit on how much the government can borrow, here are four facts about the national debt that, polls indicate, many people don’t know. 1. The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline. That’s...
  • John Kerry on forging a Pacific future

    After three trips to Asia as secretary of State, I am more convinced than ever that, as a Pacific power, the United States must continue to forge a Pacific future. But building that future means confronting challenges that require cooperation with our...
  • Economic hit from impasse could endure

    WASHINGTON — In the grand scheme of the $16-trillion U.S. economy, the nearly three-week government shutdown and standoff over the debt ceiling may not look like much. Analysts estimate the loss at tens of billions of dollars, and reckon that much...
  • China's lopsided, slowing economy

    There are few things the good people of Shanghai love more than shopping. And there were few shopping centers as luxurious as the city's Jinjiang Dickson Center. When it opened in 1994, the Jinjiang was China's first luxury retail mall, well situated...
  • How to avoid another shutdown

    It is difficult to explain the recent government shutdown to citizens of other nations. In most of the world's democracies, this kind of disruption can't happen. Rules are in place to keep the government running even if a new budget isn't passed on time....
  • Shutdown likely delays stimulus taper a few months, Fed official says

    Shutdown likely delays stimulus taper a few months, Fed official says
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday the central bank was unlikely to start reducing a key stimulus program for "a few months" because the partial government shutdown has muddied the economic picture. Charles Evans, president of...
  • Shutdown likely to delay stimulus tapering, Fed official says

    WASHINGTON — A top Federal Reserve policymaker said the central bank was unlikely to start reducing a key stimulus program for "a few months" because the partial government shutdown has muddied the economic picture. Charles Evans, president of the...
  • Poof goes the middle class

    Poof goes the middle class
    Imagine a future in which real wages for most workers decline year after year; a future in which middle-class jobs that disappeared in the Great Recession won't be coming back; a future in which young Americans either squeeze into an increasingly...
  • Wall Street's Fed fixation

    Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke could not have been more precise about the projected cutbacks in the monthly $85-billion bond-buying program. He said in December that the Fed would continue the program until the national unemployment rate fell to 6.5%. And...
  • How New England States Can Regain Economic Vitality

    New England, we have a problem. It's not just Connecticut suffering from economic troubles. Much of the region is falling into long-term economic stagnation. We are losing jobs, income and population — particularly young adults — to other...
  • California adds jobs, but unemployment rate rises to 8.9%

    California's employers created 29,100 net jobs in August, but the unemployment rate edged up for the second month in a row, climbing to 8.9% from 8.7% the month before, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday. The jobless rate...