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  • Charles Lane: Switch to taxing consumption

    According to much conventional wisdom, the flap over corporate "tax inversions" is just the latest evidence that the tax code needs a comprehensive overhaul like the one agreed to by congressional leaders and President Reagan in 1986. Whether you...
  • Illinois unemployment rate drop mostly good news

     Illinois unemployment rate drop mostly good news
    It's a pity that last week's good economic news for Illinois arrived during a heated campaign for governor so we can't simply have a nonpartisan moment of enjoyment. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in July, according to the...
  • Manage better, don't demand downsizing: Front Burner

    Manage better, don't demand downsizing: Front Burner
    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Are Florida's residents, businesses and its economy better off? The answer is at the heart of the...
  • Argentine inflation quickens for first time in six months in July

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine inflation quickened for the first time in six months in July, leaving consumer prices 16.7 percent higher than at the beginning of the year, official data showed on Friday. The Consumer Price Index in Latin America's...
  • Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook

    Robust manufacturing output buoys U.S. economic outlook
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output rose broadly in July and automobile production recorded its largest increase in five years, boosting the economy at the start of the third quarter. While other data on Friday showed some cooling in factory...
  • Eastern European recovery starts to slow

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Growth was weaker in much of the EU's emerging east in the second quarter, auguring a broad slowdown for the rest of the year as western Europe struggles and the whole region starts to feel the impact of the Ukraine crisis. The...
  • Brazil's economy slows sharply in June, adds to recession signs

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Economic activity in Brazil dropped sharply in June as the World Cup soccer tournament shut down shops and factories across the country, adding to signs Latin America's largest economy slipped into recession. The Brazilian central...
  • End of the Wirtschaftswunder? Germany's sudden slowdown

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - The German soccer team's romp to victory in last month's World Cup was hailed at home as a symbol of the country's emergence as a confident global economic power. But in an ironic twist, the feel-good triumph in Brazil...
  • Eurozone economy stalls, adding new worries for American recovery

    Eurozone economy stalls, adding new worries for American recovery
    The Eurozone's feeble recovery came to an outright halt in the second quarter, the latest in a batch of disappointing global economic indicators that have clouded the prospects for American growth. Economic output in the 18-nation Euro area stalled in...
  • German economy shrinks, hitting European recovery hopes

    By Michelle Martin and Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe's largest economy Germany suffered a surprise contraction in the second quarter, raising doubts about whether it can prop up growth across a continent where tougher sanctions against Russia...
  • Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low

    Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low
    Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels. Claims for jobless benefits increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...
  • French lawmaker says 'unavoidable' to scrap deficit target : Les Echos

    PARIS (Reuters) - The head of France's ruling Socialist party told Les Echos newspaper on Wednesday that it was "unavoidable" that France would abandon an EU target to cut its public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year. The government has promised to...