The third quarter's 4.1 percent growth rate is only the second time in the 4-1/2 year economic recovery that quarterly GDP growth topped 4 percent. Forecasters see in the report more evidence that the economy is gaining traction.
The best part of the budget 'mini-deal' is that it exists, economists say. It should boost GDP next year, and paves the way for more bargaining. But in the long term, a grand bargain is still the way to go.
How the Obamacare website works is an important question, notably because the period between now and Christmas is expected to see a rush of enrollment by people who hope to have new insurance in place by Jan. 1.
Job gains of 204,000 in October, reported Friday, were better than expected. Forecasters give mixed reviews as to whether the Fed will see job growth as strong enough to begin a 'taper' of its bond-buying stimulus program.
At least half of Americans with either employer-sponsored or self-obtained health insurance can't keep the plans they had back in 2010, because of changes wrought by Obamacare, a critic charges. Here's why it's hard to tell if that's true.
The number six is a shocker. Yet even if HealthCare.gov had been flawless, initial Obamacare enrollment was expected to be low. Still, the pace of sign-ups needs to increase dramatically if targets are to be reached.