October 29, 2010 Voters believe we have higher taxes, lower GDP and costlier TARP than is true. A new Bloomberg News poll indicates that as voters head to the polls, they hold economic and fiscal views seriously out of whack with reality.
October 15, 2010 A record federal deficit was less than the government predicted partly due to lower bailout costs. Putting the best spin on what it knew would be looked on as bad news by many, the administration focused on everything but the top-line deficit number.
A home going up in Springfield, Ill., earlier this month.
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September 21, 2010 While housing starts rose, the gain was mostly from construction of apartments and condos, not the much larger single-family home market.
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September 20, 2010 President Obama answered a question during a town-hall meeting from CNBC's Rick "The Rant" Santelli. It wasn't a question about bailouts of homeowners, the issue that formed the basis of the famous rant.
A telling sign outside a home in Miami this summer.
September 16, 2010 One in every 381 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing in August. Reposessions soared 25%, to the highest number since at least 2005. Experts say it could take three more years for the market to work through all those homes.
September 14, 2010 A bill to provide small-business loans broke a Senate logjam with the help of two Republicans whose retirement from Congress arguably gave them more freedom.
September 3, 2010 The president pushed again for action on legislation aimed at giving small businesses more incentives to hire.
September 3, 2010 With the economy atop most Americans' list of concerns, the news is sure to be closely scrutinized.
Job seekers at the Helping Hands Resource Group in Hollywood, Fla., on Wednesday.
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September 3, 2010 Most economists expect the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say that the employment picture didn't get any better last month.
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August 30, 2010 After some hitches with audio, Obama said to stay tuned for his team's new economic measures. He also pressed the Senate to pass a bill meant to encourage small businesses to do more hiring.
August 25, 2010 New homes sales hit a record low in July, taking durable goods orders with them.
August 16, 2010 China's economy appears to have surpassed Japan's for good and is on track to top the U.S. by 2030. China is helped by being a developing economy with plenty of room to expand while the mature U.S. economy appears poised for slower growth.
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week, Luis Soto (right) and others waited in line at a jobs fair. He's been out of work for 1 1/2 years.
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August 9, 2010 Federal Reserve policymakers gather Tuesday and are expected to talk about whether it's time to start pushing harder to get the economy moving.
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June 24, 2010 The good news is that mortgage rates are at historic lows. The bad news is that millions of people can't benefit.
June 23, 2010 The Federal Reserve left a key rate unchanged, noting that there were signs of weakness throughout the economy.
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