Topic: Mark Zandi
Higher wholesale food prices contributed to a jump in the producer price index in February, the US reported Wednesday. Consumers are likely to see food prices rise at least 4 percent in 2011.
03/16/2011 12:55 pm
House Republicans are proposing a plan to fund the federal government – and avoid a March 4 government shutdown – for two more weeks to allow budget negotiations to continue.
02/28/2011 06:37 pm
In the fight for balanced budgets vs. benefits for public employees, what's fair and what's politics?
02/28/2011 03:02 pm
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan releases his spending limits for the 2011 House budget. Democrats say the cuts are unconscionable. Some Republicans say they're too small.
02/03/2011 09:40 pm
Cutting employees, raising taxes, and delaying payments to vendors could slow economic recovery, experts say, but perhaps only slightly.
01/19/2011 05:10 pm
Pundits predict healthy growth in 2011 and fewer unemployed. But housing and state budgets may struggle.
12/29/2010 07:37 am
Gas prices are near $3 a gallon, which is high for the holiday season. Retailers are nervous about the impact on consumer spending, but analysts say prices should start to come down soon.
12/09/2010 07:25 pm
Mortgage rates increase to 4.61 percent for a 30-year loan, up dramatically from the historic low of 4.17 percent set a month ago.
12/09/2010 01:41 pm
The short answer is yes. Forecasters anticipate that extending the Bush tax cuts, as well as other measures in the Obama-GOP deal, will breathe life into the economic recovery.
12/08/2010 04:27 pm
Retailers are opening their doors on Black Friday 2010 to shoppers who appear to be more enthusiastic. But many people are sticking closely to their shopping lists.
11/26/2010 09:22 am