| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:09 PM
President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Tuesday to reform Venezuela's Byzantine currency controls in early 2015 as part of a six-month plan to shake Venezuela out of recession, but foes accused him of incompetence and inaction.
After sitting on GDP data all...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:00 AM
President Obama in Hawaii and Americans elsewhere found an unexpected present under their Christmas trees last week in a surprisingly growing economy, lifting some of the gloom otherwise hovering over the national outlook.
The gross domestic product...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 1:39 PM
According to news reports, the United States is now officially the world's second economic power. The Chinese economy has surpassed the U.S. economy. Even other developing nations such as India and Brazil have a much higher gross domestic product than...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Galina Artemyuk doesn't bother with gloves even though the mercury never rises above freezing this time of year and her wind-chapped hands are as red as boiled lobsters.
She needs her fingers free to swiftly sort and wrap her daily consignment of 400...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A lot can happen in 20 years. And yet sometimes you look back and find that for all the apparent change, you are not very far from where you started.
We have had that feeling lately as we look back on the work we did as co-chairs of the 1994...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Some myths die hard, thanks to a feckless and ineffective American media, such as Cal Thomas' assertion (quoting Reagan) that the people aren't under-taxed but we have deficits because the government spends too much.
A clear-eyed view of the facts/...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Epidemics and pandemics are like earthquakes. Tragic, inevitable and unpredictable. It starts as a random event. A virus jumps species from a bird, bat or other animal to "patient zero" who passes it on to other human beings. More likely than not, over...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it.
Like the U.S. and...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 11:11 AM
We Americans pride ourselves on not having a "welfare state." We're not like Europeans. We're more individualistic and self-reliant, and although we may have a "social safety net" to protect people against unpredictable personal and societal tragedies, we...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product, according to a report by researchers at USC released Wednesday.
The study, which was conducted...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Larry Hogan's main campaign pitch is that under Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, "excessive taxes … have poisoned the business climate" resulting in "lost businesses, jobs, and taxpayers at an alarming rate," ("Hogan, Brown clash on...