Topic: Mark Zandi
State and city budget cuts could offset the federal stimulus's effects.
08/02/2010 10:00 am
From Friday's GDP report: Imports are surging. Jobs growth is slowing. Regulators may need to lighten their grip. Until November's midterm elections, politics will color economic reports.
07/30/2010 01:42 pm
Home construction in June reached its lowest level since October, 2009. That, plus potential new foreclosures, could negatively impact the housing industry across the US.
07/21/2010 10:53 am
Like winter blizzards, a summer heat wave favors certain segments of the economy. When it feels like Death Valley in New Jersey, air conditioners, kiddie pools, and fitness drinks sell like crazy.
07/07/2010 09:05 pm
Much of the drop in the unemployment rate occurred because disappointed workers stopped looking for jobs.
07/02/2010 02:02 pm
Some critics cite government 'takeover' of business and 'giveaways' to the poor as signs that President Obama is a socialist. Members of the Socialist Party are among those who disagree.
07/01/2010 03:49 pm
Private sector businesses added just 41,000 new jobs in May, leading Republicans to criticize Obama's economic plan. But analysts see a few bright spots.
06/04/2010 12:33 pm
The February jobs report showed the unemployment rate steady at 9.7 percent and 36,000 jobs lost. Hiring may get a boost in March.
03/05/2010 12:24 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
The number of long-term unemployed – 6.1 million – is the most since the US started keeping track in 1948. Here is a look at some of these people as they search for a job.
01/29/2010 02:25 pm