| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Sun's business section offered an interesting juxtaposition of articles on the front page recently. One explained how the state's gross domestic product is among the lowest in the nation while another article observed a fight over a shopping center ("...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:28 AM
The region's economy hasn't really been growing all that much since the recession, if you take a look at the latest U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis numbers.
Real regional gross domestic product, which is adjusted for inflation, shows little change year...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:51 PM
In the run-up to this week's North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, much has been made of the fact that the United States is one of just a handful of the 28 member states that spends more than 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense along...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The federal deficit continues to decline thanks to budget cuts and slower growth in Medicare costs, but lower than expected corporate tax revenues dimmed some of the improved outlook, according to a report Wednesday from the Congressional Budget Office....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
In response to your editorial "Put up or shut up" (April 11), I just have one question: What part of economics don't you understand?
You mention that the president wants to "reduce deficits to a manageable size." Yet in his budget he proposes growing...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:00 AM
The country's tepid growth in its gross domestic product isn't creating enough good jobs to build a strong middle class, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday.
"Growth in GDP has been positive, but not exceptional," UCLA economists wrote in...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:31 PM
There was some good news and bad news, for both Orange County and the nation, presented Wednesday morning during the midyear update of Chapman University's annual Economic Forecast.
One tidbit of local good fortune? Construction jobs, fueled by a strong...