- Obama military strategy too weak for future security, panel reports
- Sen. Tom Coburn vows to slow down budget-busting bills ahead of recess
- Obama fantasizes about more executive power, signs new order on federal contractors
- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
- Pro-marijuana group claims responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge flag swap
- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
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The science of foretelling was apparently revered by the ancients. But in most of the Western world, fortune telling has lost its potency — that is, unless the fortune teller happens to be a scientist, pollster or economist.
The Senate will try to pass a bill this week keeping the government operating through March 4, when the next Congress would have to work out spending priorities for the rest of the fiscal year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday.
Mortgage rates shot up last week, mainly because of a sell-off in U.S. Treasury bonds. Thirty-year fixed-rate mortgages tend to follow the movement of the 10-year Treasury bond.
Long-simmering trade tensions between the United States and China have broken out into open verbal warfare, with some highly respected and influential voices on trade now advocating an all-out economic war with the Asian giant.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to defend himself against the latest assault by Republicans on the Fed's loose money policies.
While the worlds largest economies yammered through the night at last weeks Group of 20 summit in Seoul, the European Unions common currency headed toward a new crisis.
This past week was both an interesting one and for the most part one that turned out I would say as expected. I'm referring to both Election Day and the formal announcement of what many have come to call QE2, or Quantitative Easing Part 2, by the Federal Reserve.
Bankers and analysts said new global rules could mean less money available to lend to businesses and consumers, but they praised a decision to give them plenty of time — until 2019 — before the so-called Basel III requirements come into full force.
The dramatic economic slowdown this summer has provoked an increasingly contentious debate among analysts, including an unusually public split among members of the Federal Reserve Board, over the U.S. economy's long-term outlook and the possibility of a Japan-like "lost decade."