Topic: Manufacturers Alliance--MAPI
With the housing market and auto sales showing some signs of life, pundits predict a better economy for 2012. But the ripple from a European downturn could erode the economic pace in the US.
12/25/2011 10:00 am
Postings for tech jobs were up 30 percent last month compared with a year ago, according to Craigslist. Job hiring already resulted in upbeat employment numbers last week.
04/05/2011 02:55 pm
Higher food and energy prices helped propel the Producer Price Index up by 1.1 percent in December. But the outlook on the inflation rate is not entirely bleak, some say.
01/13/2011 06:55 pm
Pundits predict healthy growth in 2011 and fewer unemployed. But housing and state budgets may struggle.
12/29/2010 07:37 am
Weak sales are keeping many businesses from hiring new workers. Consumers are not spending at their normal levels, and although housing has improved, it's not leading the economic recovery.
06/04/2010 08:04 pm
Economists see some optimism in the unemployment rate as well as in other employment data. But overall, jobs are still being lost.
02/05/2010 01:19 pm
Consumer spending rose 0.7 percent in October, and businesses started adding inventory after 10 months of lowering their stockpiles, according to reports Wednesday. Some see recovery at a moderate pace.
11/25/2009 12:00 am
A number of positive trends support the Federal Reserve chief's statement that the recession has "very likely" ended.
09/16/2009 01:00 am
The sharp rise in claims in recent weeks suggests that the pace of unemployment is not slowing down.
02/26/2009 12:00 am
The practice is spreading as the US unemployment rate hits 7.6 percent.
02/08/2009 12:00 am