January 22, 2013 The housing market continues to show signs that it's on the mend. Both sales and prices are up from a year ago.
January 17, 2013 Those of us who work in an office know that there is at least some part of the organization that is utterly frustrating. In The Org, authors Tim Sullivan and Ray Fisman argue that the back-to-back meetings and unending bureaucracy serve an important purpose.
January 17, 2013 Two common questions: 1. Shouldn't more bankers be in jail? 2. How do I get a job in investment banking?
January 17, 2013 Leafy, tony Greenwich, Conn., feels a world apart from nearby Bridgeport, where unemployment and crime levels have soared as industry has declined. The vast differences in wealth in these two Fairfield County towns reflect a level of income inequality that's among the nation's highest.
January 17, 2013 The day's economic news is on the positive side: 37,000 fewer people filed claims for unemployment benefits last week; and home construction surged in December and last year.
January 16, 2013 Consumer prices rose just 1.7 percent in 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. That's about half the pace of 2011 — when prices went up 3 percent. A sharp slowing in the increase of gas prices was a major factor. The news means interest rates will likely stay low.
January 15, 2013 Consumers were still in a spending mood in December, even as lawmakers battled over the budget. Meanwhile, wholesale prices fell slightly. Those are both good signs for the economy.