October 2, 2012 High food prices have often been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But a group of researchers say food prices can actually be used to predict when social unrest will occur. And according to their mathematical modeling, we've hit the threshold for more waves of riots.
October 2, 2012 Despite millions of troubled mortgages around the country, housing hasn't been a major issue in the presidential race so far. Based on what they have said, President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have more in common than their rhetoric suggests, an analyst says.
October 1, 2012 The suit relates to the securities sold by Bear Stearns, which collapsed in 2008 and is now owned by JPMorgan. It's the suit first to be filed under the auspices of the RMBS Working Group, set up by President Obama to investigate and prosecute alleged misconduct that contributed to the financial crisis.
October 1, 2012 According to a new analysis by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, it could cost the average household nearly $3,500 a year.
September 28, 2012 Spending went up, but largely because gasoline cost more — not due to stronger demand.
September 27, 2012 CPRThe city is surprisingly diverse, with more than 90 languages spoken in its public schools. Local officials and residents are working to turn that diversity into an economic advantage — but creating a sense of community among such diverse groups is no small challenge.
September 27, 2012 KCURAfter the Midwest's driest summer in decades, farmers are assessing their losses and gains. Despite the hit many farms took, the Agriculture Department predicts record high farm income this year, thanks to higher prices and federally subsidized crop insurance.
September 27, 2012 Where did all those jobs come from? And what do they say about our obsession with the monthly jobs report?
September 27, 2012 There was a sharp drop in demand for durable goods last month. Meanwhile, it looks like the economy slowed more than thought in the spring. One bit of bright news: Claims for unemployment benefits declined last week.