Markers across the economy indicate that we're due for another downturn.
Home prices show no lingering benefit from the Homebuyer Tax Credit, says CEO Michael Feder of Radar Logic.
Mass layoffs (where an employer lays off 50 or more individuals in a month) continue to decline from 2009 highs.
A tax incentive to buy homes helped realtors and mortgage bankers, not homebuyers trapped by the declining housing market.
[Editor's note: For an updated list of brand names and plants involved in the egg recall as of Aug. 26, click here.] Egg recall? It's just the latest in a number of high-profile food recalls in the United States in the past five years. The rate of major food-borne illnesses is down since the 1996-98 period, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier this year. But with food production concentrated in large companies with regional or nationwide distribution, the US has seen several major food recalls. Among the biggest (click the right arrow for each new item):
College students tend to choose roommates identical to themselves, but there are long-term benefits to living and working in a diverse environment.
When 1,004 American adults were asked to identify their dream job, they usually wanted to grab the limelight with a high-profile position, according to a poll released Monday by Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Here are their Top 5 dream jobs:
The US is no longer in a recession, most economists say. But the economic recovery has slowed due to cautious attitudes among consumers and businesses, among other factors.
U.S. bond yields stay buoyed by international confidence, but struggling countries like Greece and Ireland may pay the price.
Despite the rhetoric, the Administration proposal would still extend nearly all of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, increasing the deficit by $3 trillion instead of $3.7 trillion over the next decade.
Now the world's second-largest economy, China illustrates that free markets may be necessary, but have not yet been sufficient, to bring about political reformation.
Public anxiety about the current and future state of the economy held near 30-year highs throughout the first half of 2010.
A blogger can make money from multiple sources. But getting rich? Not really.
Free-market economics tells the value of things, despite politicians' efforts to tip the scales.
Sometimes, the only way out is a very challenging short term.
Intellectual property rights are protected in the animal world. But humans gain by sharing knowledge.
Social Security isn't broken. It just needs to be fully funded.
Mad Men, unlike most TV shows and Hollywood movies, depicts the complexities and challenges of business.
Frugality can teach some important life lessons.
Spend two hours – today – on getting a start on your big dream.