Since 2006, when the current Swedish government was elected, government spending relative to GDP fell from 52.9 percent in 2006 to 51.8 percent in 2011, faring much better than the global average.
Even if he didn't want to criticize Jamie Dimon, the president could have used the occasion of JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion trading loss to come out squarely in favor of tougher financial regulation. He didn't.
Mainline universities loudly proclaim their love of online learning — and pedagogical innovation more generally — while doing everything possible to slow it.
Foreclosures are down to their lowest levels in nearly five years. One reason: Lenders are increasingly using short sales, instead.
If current law isn't changed, then there will be a big increase in the taxation of dividends in the US next year, something that will send stock prices lower.
Your summer vacation doesn't have to break the bank. By being flexible in your travel plans, checking multiple sites for deals, and dining out less, you can save a bundle on your getaway.
The potential for a summer stock market crash (like the one that happened in 1987) is low, because the market environment now is very different from the market then.
Single family housing permits, increased a notable 1.9 percent from March to 475,000 single family units, and increased 18.5 percent above the level seen in April 2011, but still remained an astonishing 73.58 percent below the peak in September 2005.
Newly released products are exciting, but having the patience to wait for a markdown will pay off big in the long run.
Just because deficit spending in general can be helpful in a recession and recovery and harmful in general in a recovered economy, doesn’t mean all deficit spending is equally good in a recession and recovery, or all deficit spending is equally bad in a full-employment economy. There are benefits and costs in either situation.
Facebook stock will make many people suddenly wealthy when it begins trading this Friday. The company is expected to be valued somewhere around $100 billion, with stock expected to sell anywhere between $34 and $38 per share. Here are six of the more unexpected people set to make a killing with initial public offering of Facebook stock, including a rock star, a graffiti artist, and pair of Mark Zuckerberg’s enemies.