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.
September 26, 2012 While the pace of sales barely changed, the median price was up 11.2 percent. It's another sign of a recovering housing sector.
September 25, 2012 Neither President Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney has offered many specifics on how to fix the economy. But economists say that, based on what we do know, the candidates offer very different visions for spurring growth.
September 25, 2012 "We are more optimistic about housing," says economist David Blitzer, who directs the S&P/Case-Shiller survey.