Layoffs are once again on the rise across the country, not good news for an economy that's moving in fits and starts.
GDP grew by 3.2 percent in the first quarter, indicating improvement in the US economy. Consumer spending rose by 3.6 percent.
Parents of athletes at the Vancouver Olympics spoke to the Monitor about treading that fine line between encouraging performance and demanding it of their exceptionally talented offspring.
The apparent aim of such critiques is to try to prevent the economies of individual countries from becoming unstable pillars.
An expansive governing role for the G20, discussed Thursday by Britain's Gordon Brown, isn't passing the sniff test for many economists.
More properties went on the market in April. Anxious sellers – including banks – boosted the inventory of unsold homes to 10.2 months' worth.
'Stress tests' reveal that banks need to raise more than $65 billion to be able to keep lending if the recession drags on.
Armed with federal funds, governors have announced new programs ranging from gas vouchers to job training.
Some 4.4 million jobs have disappeared since the recession began in 2007.