| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:51 PM
The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth?
Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- A difficult task awaits Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke when he faces the TV cameras Wednesday in his quarterly news conference.
He has to try to reassure investors, analysts and politicians that the central bank has a plan for...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the central bank should start tapering its stimulus program and begin reducing its dramatically swelled balance sheet -- whether the economy is ready for it or not.
"My view is the sooner...
| Sep 20, 2013
Pegged to the 2008-09 Great Recession, "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve" is a disconcerting documentary on the central bank's influence over America's past and present economic crises. After breezing through a crash course on the Fed's...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The second presidential debate is the night's most anticipated program. President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney meet in the town hall format. CNN's Candy Crowley moderates at 9 across cable news channels and major broadcast networks. The post-debate...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In an era of unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to bolster the economy, add another first — a highly public campaign to influence the selection of the central bank's next chief.
Supporters of Fed Vice Chair Janet L....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
At the recent Siggraph conference in Anaheim, there were not one but two panels on the state of the vfx industry. Word on the street was that feature effects production is dead in L.A., so at times those sessions felt like a public inquest to a murder....
| Jan 19, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Monday marks the anniversary of the discovery of gold in 1848 by lumberman James Marshall in California. The inadvertent find sent the United States — and countries around the world — into a gold frenzy.
Fast-forward 163 years, and you can...
| Oct 18, 2010
Robert Scheer is a journalist in the gadfly tradition of Lincoln Steffens, I. F. Stone and Seymour Hersh. His latest book, "The Great American Stickup," blames the "captains of finance" for causing the 2008 "meltdown" of the global economy in the first...
| Jun 17, 2012
A Hologram for the King
McSweeney's: 328 pp., $25
More than any other writer of his generation, Dave Eggers is a brand. The 42-year-old author is accomplished in many fields — he's...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Losing jobs but not hope. The American economy lost 95,000 more jobs last month, but investors are hopeful because the news could force the Federal Reserve to pour more money into the economy. Soros and Greenspan are gloomy. In separate......
| Oct 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Home prices fall again. After a few months of gains, home prices fell in August, according to a national index. Two take on Basel. At a conference in New York, the head of the Bank of England said the recent......