| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:30 PM
PARIS -- Readers scarcely need to be told that this article will be distributed on the eve of the global economic crisis generally foreseen as the consequence of the United States' apparently imminent failure to meet the legal limit of its national debt....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Now that Congress is set to lift the current limit on how much the government can borrow, here are four facts about the national debt that, polls indicate, many people don’t know.
1. The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline. That’s...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth improved in the third quarter to a surprisingly solid 2.8% annual rate, the fastest in a year, bolstered by a restocking of goods by businesses.
Details of the Commerce Department's report Thursday, however,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The economic contributions of U.S. copyright industries reached new heights last year, for the first time contributing more than $1 trillion to the gross domestic product and accounting for 6.5% of the nation's economy, according to a new report.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — With a stable job as a home health worker, Maria Conceição decided it was time to live a little.
So when a local retailer offered her the chance to buy some appliances on credit, she pounced. Using installment plans, she...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight.
Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because it's a time when we can give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. I don't want to trump the big stuff, like health, loving spouse, wonderful family, great country, but this is a money column, so we can...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Most Americans may be sleeping through the government's fiscal stalemate, figuring that events like a debt default won't have much impact on them.
That's panicking market-watchers.
Over the last few days, analysis of the effect of a default...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Federal officials unveiled a report showing that arts and culture contributed 3.2%, or $504 billion, to the gross domestic product in 2011, a figure that industry advocates hope will bolster their voice in Washington as Congress reexamines copyright and...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Adding to the rosier economic outlook for next year, revised government data show the economy grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in nearly two years as American consumers spent billions of dollars more than originally...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...