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  • What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]

    What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]
    Finding the road to a healthy economic policy sometimes is a matter of getting behind the wheel the proper performance vehicle. Driving the new Corvette Stingray is as enlightening as it is thrilling. The engine roars to life and propels you effortlessly,...
  • Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed

    Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed
    Talk about a "poverty trap"! The phrase was recently used by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., to suggest that the nation's panoply of programs to aid low-income households was keeping them from rising into the middle class. Wal-...
  • Fed official says weak data caused by weather, should not slow taper

    Fed official says weak data caused by weather, should not slow taper
    Bad weather is largely responsible for some recent weak economic data and should not lead the Federal Reserve to stop reducing a key stimulus program, a top central bank official said Monday. Instead, with economic growth still forecast to pick up...
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio outlines his vision for economic growth

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio outlines his vision for economic growth
    WASHINGTON – With his standing among the conservative base still hobbled by his support for immigration reform, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has settled on a new course, staking his claim as a leader of the Republican Party's wonk wing. The latest...
  • March Madness will boost office morale, drop productivity, study says

    March Madness will boost office morale, drop productivity, study says
    March Madness is only a few days away, and employers can expect worker productivity to plummet once the annual college basketball tournament kicks off, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. In its latest estimate, the firm said it...
  • A reminder that we still have an austerity budget

    A reminder that we still have an austerity budget
    It's unsurprising if most Americans can't understand why job growth and economic expansion have been so lackluster since the Great Recession. It's because the country is still carrying around the dead weight of the sequester and other budget constraints...
  • Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 a powerful tablet but isn't a laptop substitute

    Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 a powerful tablet but isn't a laptop substitute
    Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a powerful tablet with a huge screen rivaling that of laptops. But don’t think of it as replacing your laptop anytime soon. The South Korean tech giant has packed the Galaxy Note Pro with an enormous 12.2-inch...
  • Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms

    Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms
    As heavy snow shut down businesses and federal offices again this month, liberated workers tweeted about sipping hot cocoa, lying under blankets and bingeing on "House of Cards." But Edwin Gotico spent the day reading and responding to emails and...
  • A helping hand or cold shoulder for the middle class?

    How's the U.S. economy doing? If you're rich, the answer is "fabulously." Here are some data points from Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago. "Spending at luxury retailers has come back," she told the Senate Finance Committee...
  • Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?

    Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?
    As the 2014 campaign for governor heats up, candidates of both parties are making promises of bold new programs or deep tax cuts — in many cases giving vague and sometimes implausible explanations of how they will pay for them. Whether they are...
  • Robert B. Reich: WhatsApp deal shines light on our economic problems

    If you ever wonder what's fueling America's staggering inequality, ponder Facebook's acquisition of the mobile messaging company WhatsApp. Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $19 billion. That's the highest price paid for a startup in history. It's $3...