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If the Commerce Department’s first-quarter GDP report that came out on Wednesday was bad news for the administration, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report...

New gross domestic product figures for the first quarter of 2014 were released this morning by the Commerce Department and they are dismal, a mere...

The monthly jobs report is modestly good news for the economy. While the unemployment rate stayed at 6.7 percent, the economy created 192,000 new jobs...

Like single-payer medical care, the minimum wage has one great advantage as a political idea: It can be explained on the back of a post...

The domestic oil and gas boom is rolling on, with no end of positive effects for the American economy. At the official end of the...

President Obama has recently said that the trend of growing inequality is “certainly my highest priority.” He might be interested to know that it’s not...

The New York Times has an op-ed this morning whose very title gives away its bias, “A New Way to Rein in Fat Cats.” “Fat cats,”...

Job creation slowed markedly in December, with only a dismal 74,000 jobs created last month, the worst monthly report in three years. Economists, notorious for their...

The Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report for November came out at 8:30 this morning. The unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in November, its lowest...

The new jobs report showed much stronger than expected job growth in October, up 203,000 when the forecast had been 120,000. The job growth for...

Thanks to the government shutdown, the jobs report, due out October 4, only came out today. Next month’s will be late as well, coming out...

In a bit of a surprise, the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee voted 11-1 to continue its program of buying $85 billion worth of federal and mortgage...