Most banks have tightened lending, choking off needed credit for some US businesses.
Efforts outside the US tend to amount to 1.5 percent of GDP or less, one tally finds.
October saw one of only seven monthly drops in the core Consumer Price Index since 1947.
High-tech, healthcare, energy, or factory goods could rev up a year from now.
Both pick mainstream experts, but Obama’s are more interventionist.
The number ballooned amid the banking bailout. Tax hikes may lie ahead.
Some see the beginning of the end for huge compensation for financial titans. Others say the limits are too weak to bring real change.
Oil and gold surged Monday as investors worried that huge new debts will harm US Treasury's credit standing.