Topic: The Great Depression
Although the recession is technically over, many companies are still struggling to make up for lost profit, customers, and locations. But some companies have come out of the recession better than they went in, thanks to their adjustments to consumer demand and other smart business strategies. Here are five companies that have thrived despite the worst downturn since the Great Depression:
12/29/2010 09:12 am
The US added some 27 million residents in the past decade. But that population growth is small, percentage-wise – 9.7 percent. Only during the Great Depression decade was the growth rate lower.
12/21/2010 06:27 pm
Which state has more people per square mile than India? Which state saw its smallest population growth in at least a century? The data released Tuesday gives Americans a first look at what Census 2010 is saying about the United States. For example, the US population grew more slowly this past decade – 9.7 percent – than in any decade since the 1930s. Back during the Great Depression, six states lost population. In the first 10 years of the 2000s, only one state was a loser. Do you know which one?
12/21/2010 04:53 pm
High-profile deaths – the latest being the mayor of Springfield, Ill., and the Florida school board shooter – have common backdrops of economic duress. Workplace suicides, too, rose during Great Recession.
12/16/2010 03:55 pm
At the current rate, unemployment won't return to its pre-recession level for more than a decade, if ever. We need a new WPA and a National Infrastructure Bank.
12/07/2010 02:22 pm
Almost half – 42 percent – of all jobless now need half a year or more to find a job.
12/03/2010 12:07 pm
Even economists don't fully understand the complicated global economy. .
11/29/2010 01:58 pm
We could try to solve problems within the current monetary framework, or could discuss alternative monetary regimes.
11/15/2010 09:17 am
Obama may be leaning toward America-first moves at the expense of other nations. He should resist such steps while forging agreements on a new world economic order.
11/12/2010 12:58 pm
Gold is in a bull market, not (yet) a bubble. It will probably stay in a bull market for a long time. And before it declines, gold may climb a hundred dollars a day – or more.
11/11/2010 03:10 pm