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Above the FoldFeb 03, 2017 - 12:45pm
Bloomberg chart of U.S. jobs numbers: January 2017.

U.S. Adds 227,000 Jobs in January

We likely won’t see the pace of job growth accelerate until we see a stronger overall economy.

Above the FoldJul 29, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Economic Outlook: A Mid-Year Update

The latest report highlights an important discrepancy between consumption and business investment.

Above the FoldJul 15, 2015 - 3:15pm

Mid-Session Review Contains More Bad News than Good

The administration rolled out its the annual update to the president’s budget as required by law. As usual, it provided the typical rhetorical spin expected from any administration -- and included a mix of good news and bad.

Above the FoldNov 04, 2014 - 9:30am
American flag, with hashtag overlay of #Vote4Jobs

Happening Now: Live Updates from People Who #Vote4Jobs!

Election Day: The day when political leaders are held accountable, when the future course of the nation is charted, and when your voice matters most.

Above the FoldOct 23, 2014 - 5:15pm
Image of a crane holding text of "6 Massive Projects"

6 Massive Projects Completed Faster than the Keystone Pipeline's 6 Year Permitting Process

The pipeline is projected to create 42,000 new jobs and generate $3.4 billion in economic activity.

Above the FoldOct 10, 2014 - 12:45pm

7 BIG Facts About Data-Driven Innovation

For those who can figure out how to best use Big Data, the results will be better than gold.

Above the FoldOct 02, 2014 - 4:30pm
Obama is trying to put lipstick on a pig when it comes to the economy.

What Shade is Obama’s Economy?

President Obama gave yet another speech on the economy in which he again tried to put lipstick on a pig. Its lipstick, and it’s still a pig.

Above the FoldAug 20, 2014 - 11:15am
Are inversions unpatriotic?

Unpatriotic This!

If you own tax-exempt municipal bonds, then according to Washington’s prevailing wisdom you’re unpatriotic. If this all sounds Alice-in-Wonderland absurd, well, welcome to Washington, D.C., August, 2014.

Above the FoldJul 07, 2014 - 10:15am

Where Do We Go From Here?

I have rarely been criticized for being overly optimistic or irrationally exuberant, preferring as I often do, to see the glass as half empty, when I can see it at all. But I still think this economy has what it takes to accelerate moderately and establish a sustainable recovery. The key to this forecast is balance, which has been absent thus far.

Above the FoldJun 10, 2014 - 10:30am

Europe’s Leaders Surprised at Their Success at Risking Deflation

If the ECB’s new policies are not substantially and quickly effective in nudging inflation upward, then those who whisper the eurozone currency crisis is over may yet be in for quite a surprise.