Is lack of access to credit hurting small businesses?
GDP per capita and productivity are important indicators, too.
Stock prices seems to be recovering, but most Americans are still bogged down with the housing market.
Borders shares, which were already trading well below a dollar, fell 26 cents on reports of a possible Chapter 11 filing.
The Dow Jones average closed at 12040.16 Tuesday. Crossing the 12000 level might encourage investors to spend more money.
A Borders bankruptcy could come as early as this month, despite a recent $550 million cash infusion.
Auto sales in January were up from last January but down from December. The figures suggest the auto industry is on track for a second straight profitable year.
Apartments are going up, and Fannie Mae is providing funding.
Small business loans and big business loans are a little easier to get, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of banks.
Even as China's wealth rises, an estimated 100,000 in the Beijing area live in underground bunkers.
The US Census Bureau's December report shows small drops in residential and non-residential construction spending since November.
Robert De Niro's son, Raphael, is a successful real estate broker. But is he really that good?
Global demand for rice is surpassing production, and US farmers aren't helping.
In the second quarters of 2009 and 2010, exactly the same number of babies were born in Ireland.
Government spending programs take time, but cutting taxes would help the economy right away.
Congress did it in 1986, and the president wants to do it again.
Is there a link between democracy and economic development?
Health care reform is unconstitutional because in mandates that citizens must have insurance, judge rules.
Energy stocks are up, and crude oil prices have risen to $92 a barrel.
If Taco Bell's beef mixture gives you pause, make your own tacos and save a buck.