| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:11 AM
Western politicians and pundits should be more careful with their predictions for the Russian economy: Reports of its demise may prove to be premature.
Bashing the Russian economy has lately become a popular pastime. In his State of the Union address...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:55 PM
The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.
The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross...
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama in Hawaii and Americans elsewhere found an unexpected present under their Christmas trees this week in a surprisingly growing economy, lifting some of the gloom otherwise hovering over the national outlook.
| 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...