| Apr 4, 2012
Luxury retailers are smiling. So are the owners of high-end restaurants, sellers of upscale cars, vacation planners, financial advisers, and personal coaches. For them and their customers and clients, the recession is over. The recovery is now full speed....
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I was flabbergasted by Stanley Glinka's recent letter criticizing President Obama's performance in office ("Obama made U.S. weaker, more vulnerable," Oct. 31). He obviously lives in a different country than the rest of us.
Let me point out that over...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:15 AM
I wish to respond to Kenneth Weeden's letter to the editor ("Who bears the burden?" Oct. 31). During World War II, people understood the need for sacrifice because if they didn't, there was a good chance we would all be speaking German today. Today's...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I can predict a few things with virtual certainty. For instance, in the upcoming presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will try to outdo each other in condemning China's economic practices. Their positions will be virtually...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Bar the door, Nelly — the Fed has abandoned all restraint and will now print money to finance the federal deficit.
To support the weak recovery, the Federal Reserve continues to keep short-term interest rates near zero, purchase mortgage-backed...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Yes, Rick Perry might seem a little, well, out there with some of his public statements. But the Texas governor has something that our current commanded-in-chief lacks: Overt machismo.
And this cannot be underestimated. Macho men have a long history...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States does not have to default on its debt, and the Social Security and Medicare checks can continue to go out, even if Republicans and President Barack Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 6:02 PM
American employers added more jobs than forecast in July and wages climbed.
Payrolls rose by 117,000 workers after a 46,000 increase in June that was larger than earlier estimated, the Labor Department said Friday. The median estimate in a Bloomberg News...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 9:23 AM
I doubt this modest request will be heard over the fevered roar for the scalp of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that the media has been sounding since he announced his candidacy for president. There is almost a palpable bloodlust to bring this guy down -- and it...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Your recent article ("Democrats press Obama on jobs tour" Aug 15) lists the people on President Obama's economic team who have come and gone: Larry Summers, Christina Romer, Paul Volker, Peter Orszag, Jared Bernstein and Austan Goolsbee. Only Ben Bernanke...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Congressional Republican leaders have reportedly asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to refrain from any further monetary stimulus during policy makers' two-day meeting this week. Specifically, they asked in a letter to Mr. Bernanke that the...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
In September 2008, the U.S. financial system was teetering on collapse and the stock market was shaky. But Alabama Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus saw opportunity in the crisis. According to an investigation by the CBS news program "60 Minutes," Mr. Bachus...