| 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...
| 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
| 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 11, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The Sun's recent editorial about the GOP's intention to gut the EPA's authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions touches on an important economic issue ("Holding one's breath, GOP-style," Dec. 9).
Our current economic models treat the environment...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...