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A slowdown in issuing construction loans to builders is causing a chain reaction that could hurt the whole housing market
Both parties need to let go of their preconceptions about government spending
The clamoring bells of the New York Stock Exchange are far removed from the financial realities of most Americans
Last quarter, the economy contracted for the first time since the Great Recession ended. Still, the headline number may belie strong fundamentals
Infrastructure spending moves people off of couches and into productive employment — and that makes us all better off
A rise in the jobless rate might have hurt the president's argument that America ought to raise taxes on the wealthy
Over the holiday weekend, millions of Americans flocked to stores and snapped up bargains online. Does that prove the recovery is finally gathering steam?
The central question of the campaign has been which candidate would return the nation to prosperity. But is our immediate economic future out of their hands?
The economy added a better-than-expected 171,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent. Is that good news for Obama, or not?
President Obama has an unexpectedly frank message for blue-collar workers: Kiss your jobs goodbye
Some Tea Party activists are calling for a return to the gold standard. How would it affect the economy?
The central bank is taking aggressive steps to boost the lackluster economy, and Republicans say it only underscores Obama's poor economic stewardship
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