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  • Illustration by Mark Ryder

    LAMBRO: Recovery in jeopardy

    Americans are getting hit on all fronts nowadays. Wages are flat or falling. Income-tax bills are due by April 18. Food prices are rising. And gas prices that are soaring toward $4 a gallon now threaten to reverse the nation's economic-growth rate.

  • John Maynard Keynes (Associated Press)

    RAHN: Incorrigible Keynesians

    Imagine that you have a serious drinking problem, which has caused your job performance to decline. If your doctor said to you, "Don't stop drinking now, because going sober may cause you discomfort and may not immediately improve your job performance" - while failing to tell you that if you keep drinking, you will become totally dysfunctional and may die - what would you think of your doctor?

  • Economic reports raise hopes for '11

    Buoyed by a string of hopeful government reports on layoffs, factory production and consumer spending, economists are predicting that hiring and even housing will pick up in 2011 and make it a better year after all.

  • Mark Zandi, of Moody's Analytics, has members of both parties reciting his financial forecasts on Capitol Hill. But he has his detractors, too. (Associated Press)

    Hill economist gets hosannas and hoots

    Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist, has become an oracle of sorts on Capitol Hill, where members of both parties have recited his financial forecasts in an attempt to seize the high ground in battles over stimulus packages, deficit reduction plans and the tax cuts enacted during the George W. Bush administration.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2010 file photo, shoppers carry their bags as they walk in downtown Seattle. Holiday spending appears to be off to a respectable start, with shoppers crowding stores and malls in bigger numbers than last year on Friday and steady traffic the rest of the weekend. Add in strong spending earlier in the month and robust sales online, and retailers are feeling encouraged. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

    Holiday spirit hinges on taxes, jobless benefits

    The important Christmas spending season got off to a promising start this weekend, but the lame-duck Congress and President Obama would play the Grinch if theyre unable to agree on extensions of unemployment benefits and the Bush-era tax cuts.

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