| Jan 30, 2014
In his State of the Union message, President Obama suggested apprenticeships, tax reductions on new investments, and building new infrastructure as ways to increase jobs and reduce inequality in America.
But he said virtually nothing about what is...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market.
For the second straight month, American exports...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:14 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly plunged in June to its lowest level since late 2009 as exports jumped to a record high, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.
A decrease in imports, particularly crude oil, also helped the deficit drop...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit jumped by 13% in July after hitting a more than three-year low the previous month, as the nation imported more goods, such as crude oil, and exports fell, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
The increase in the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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The health of the arts in the United States worsened for a fourth straight year during 2011, according to the latest National Arts Index report, released this week by the advocacy group...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:53 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit widened in April after hitting a three-year low the previous month, as imports of consumer goods surged in a reflection of increasing confidence among American households.
The trade deficit increased 8.5% to $40.3...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Remember the 1980s? It was to be the decade of Japanese dominance. A post-Jimmy Carter America would be unable to compete with the efficient Japanese jobs machine. Aging technology, lazy management and high-cost labor would ensure America's rapid demise...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Global Focus: In polite, diplomatic language, China this week accused Eurozone leaders of piling up debts that threaten global economic stability and the Europeans countered with complaints that Beijing manipulates its currency to unfairly skew trade in...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Europe's single currency is a bust. With unemployment reaching depression levels in the Mediterranean states, time has long passed to negotiate an orderly return to national currencies.
Euro advocates argue a single currency is essential for creating a...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 12:08 PM
The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 in July and not nearly enough to keep pace with population growth.
The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent only because 581,000 workers quit looking for work and are no longer counted in the...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Ripley's Believe It or Not, one of the first of several new tenants opening for the summer tourist season at Harborplace in downtown Baltimore, will open Saturday in the Light Street Pavilion.
Ripley Entertainment Inc. said exhibits at the Inner Harbor...