| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The Times' editorial Tuesday about Greek voters rebelling against the austerity measures demanded by international authorities led several readers to liken Greece's budget problems to those closer to home.
"The benefits of a democracy in voting to...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 9:29 AM
Shanghai has become the first Chinese city to not set a target this year for growth of its gross domestic product as the country continues a major shift toward slower growth and more balanced economic expansion.
GDP figures – at both city and...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Metro Chicago's economic recovery is weaker than in most major urban areas worldwide, held back by slow employment growth, according to a Brookings Institution report.
Assessing annual growth in GDP per person and in employment levels from 2013 to 2014,...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:35 AM
Greater Hartford is the second-richest urban area in the country, after the Silicon Valley, and is fourth-richest in the world, according to the latest Metro Monitor study from the Brookings Institution.
Wait, what? Hartford is richer than Fairfield...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:30 AM
It may be futile to try to predict the future, but it is January, so here are some guesstimates for what might happen in 2015.
Global Economy: After increasing at an estimated 2.4 percent rate in 2014, economists expect that U.S. GDP will pick up to 3...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:23 AM
NEW YORK — The final estimate of the U.S. gross domestic product for the third quarter was revised up to a 5 percent annual pace, its quickest in 11 years, from the 3.9 percent reported last month on a stronger consumer and business spending, the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:54 AM
U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 building on a four-day rally to set new intraday records after an unexpectedly strong report on economic growth.
The gains pushed the Dow over 18,000 for the first time in its history,...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:14 PM
You can believe in Santa.
He has arrived right on cue this year, even slightly earlier than usual, to deliver a Santa Claus rally that's lifted stocks to record highs and provided wealth to investors whether naughty or nice. His sleigh was...