July 19, 2012 A summary of the economic policies that won a thumbs-up from our broad spectrum of economists — and would probably prove toxic to any actual presidential candidate.
July 16, 2012 The news is among several recent indications that the economy is slowing. But, the pace is still better than a year ago.
July 5, 2012 That could mean the nation's jobless rate ticked down in June. The unemployment figure is due for release on Friday.
June 27, 2012 The 5.9 percent increase in pending home sales was well above expectations and matched their strongest pace in two years.
May 30, 2012 The Planet Money app for iPhone is now live in the app store.
May 29, 2012 The first quarter was another down one. But as it ended — in March — there were slight to modest gains in 12 cities.
May 25, 2012 According to the latest Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan survey, confidence has risen to a level not seen since late 2007. And if confidence is on the rise, that could affect both the economy and the 2012 campaign.
May 24, 2012 The good news: The data suggest some job growth. The bad news: Business investment in equipment looks weak.
May 22, 2012 Unless leaders in Europe act quickly, the financial crisis there could drag down the global economy and kill what appears to be a "fragile, extremely uneven" recovery, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warns.
May 17, 2012 There were 370,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, the same number as during the week before. That could be a sign the labor market is stabilizing.
May 16, 2012 There was a 2.6 percent increase in housing starts in April from March, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development say.
May 3, 2012 The decline was more than economists expected and could ease fears about a stalling labor market. Friday, we'll hear about the April unemployment rate.
May 1, 2012 Strong-than-expected news about the factory sector has sent the Dow Jones industrial average up to a level not seen since the end of 2007.
April 24, 2012 After a slight decline in March, the widely watched consumer confidence index from the private Conference Board "was virtually unchanged in April," the research group reports.
April 21, 2012 Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is attempting to end the deficit it's running with Latino voters by stepping up its outreach efforts. The RNC's director of Hispanic outreach Bettina Inclan tells host Scott Simon how Republicans expect to close that gap.