Obama and Romney see trade as the main issue in foreign policy, which helps explain why three free-trade pacts just passed Congress. But trade isn't always a matter of security. Its main purpose is creating wealth and expanding the economic pie.
10/14/2011 02:30 pm
Rick Perry is touting domestic energy production as a way to kick-start the US economy. His hope may be to match Herman Cain's '9-9-9' tax plan for voter appeal – and revive his presidential campaign.
10/14/2011 02:07 pm
In Pictures Before Occupy Wall Street: American protests
A new study by the European Union found that unemployment is having a disproportionate effect on men because male-dominated industries have been hit hardest by the recession.
10/14/2011 12:19 pm
Congress may be about to grant a huge tax break to multinational companies that have stashed earnings in their foreign subsidiaries.Here's why that's a bad idea.
10/14/2011 11:00 am
With Herman Cain now a GOP front-runner in some polls, DCDecoder offers a four-point primer on Cain's 999 plan.
10/14/2011 09:53 am
Three new works by three award-winning writers look at love, regret, and memory in this month's fiction roundup.
10/14/2011 07:05 am
Americans are spending less money, but they are spending it on better products
10/13/2011 09:00 pm
Trade deals passed by Congress Wednesday could be double-edged, but several economic sectors look set to gain the most from the trade deals with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama.
10/13/2011 06:30 pm
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 40 points to close at 11478, but an afternoon rally in technology stocks trimmed some of the market's losses.
10/13/2011 06:12 pm