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Japan industrial production drops againupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 04:55:00

Japan added to global growth jitters on Friday by posting unexpectedly weak industrial production numbers for July and a muted outlook for August and September.

France's Hollande backs Greece but urges credible reformupdated: Sat Aug 25 2012 07:38:00

French President Francois Hollande restated his country's support for debt-stricken Greece Saturday, but stressed that it must live up to its reform commitments.

'Greece needs more time, not more money'updated: Sat Aug 25 2012 07:38:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to the deputy CEO of the National Bank of Greece about Greek debt guarantees.

Obama's solar star fades in trade clashupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 12:11:00

CNN's Drew Griffin reports on a small solar biz, once the star of Obama green jobs program, now caught in trade dispute.

Obama policy could put solar 'poster boy' out of businessupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 12:11:00

With just his dream, determination and hard work, Bill Keith started a solar fan business nearly a decade ago out of his garage in northwest Indiana. The one-time roofer simply wanted to make enough money to care for his family and to create a ripple effect for other workers, particularly in this economically depressed area outside Chicago.

Paul Ryan: Good for GOP, bad for comedyupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 14:10:00

When will this recession end? I'm not talking about the economic challenges facing our nation. I'm talking about the severe downturn in the world of political comedy.

Comedian's choice: Snooki, Trump for VPupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 14:10:00

Political comedian Dean Obeidallah tells CNN's Randi Kaye his comedian dream ticket for presidential running mates.

Monti under pressure to renounce bailoutupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 23:25:00

"We can do it alone" is the latest rallying cry to be heard in Italy as economists and politicians shower Mario Monti with proposals to use the country's own vast but often dormant resources to slash its debt mountain rather than become hostage to the perceived diktat of Germany and Brussels.

CNNMoney: Banks keep lending standards tight for small firmsupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 17:52:00

Since the recession, small businesses trying to get bank loans have faced tougher credit standards -- and little has changed.

CNNMoney: Geithner: Europe threatens U.S. economyupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 10:01:00

The biggest threat to the U.S. economy is Europe, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Wednesday.

U.S. economy weakened years before the crashupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 07:38:00

We tend to think of the 2008 financial crisis as the atom bomb that smashed the American economy, and from which we have yet to recover.

Blue-chips raise recession fearsupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 22:39:00

Estimates of revenue growth for the largest US companies are being scaled back sharply by Wall Street analysts, signalling a mounting risk that the world's largest economy may enter recession later this year.

CNNMoney: Spain unveils more austerity as economy faltersupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 14:29:00

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced a new round of austerity measures Wednesday as his government struggles to meet deficit reduction targets mandated by the European Union.

Obama mocks Romney team over 'offshoring'updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 14:46:00

President Obama talks about Mitt Romney's advisers trying to explain the difference between outsourcing and offshoring.

Obama, Romney offer dueling Ohio speechesupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 17:01:00

President Obama and Mitt Romney lay out differing views of the economy as they court support among Ohio voters.

Obama, Romney give dueling speeches on economyupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 17:01:00

In dueling speeches that sought to frame the economic debate for their election showdown in November, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Thursday offered differing visions for how to restore strong growth while telling separate Ohio crowds that the other's policies have failed.

It's OK to add to debt to grow jobsupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 08:56:00

Casual observers of budget politics (that is, most voters) may know that the experts in such things are very concerned about rising public debt. They have also probably heard much talk about the "fiscal cliff" the nation is headed for in 2013.

Romney hammers President Obama on jobsupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 08:56:00

Mitt Romney delivers a rebuttal to President Obama's campaign kickoff.

CNNMoney: Warren Buffett: U.S. recession is unlikelyupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 12:56:00

Billionaire Warren Buffett says it's unlikely that the U.S. economy will fall into another recession, calling the chances "very low."

Under GOP attack, Obama talks jobs and raises money updated: Fri Jun 01 2012 21:34:00

President Barack Obama hit the road for campaigning and fundraisers Friday, arguably the worst day so far in his re-election bid due to a disappointing employment report that brought sharp Republican attacks led by certain GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Don't pull plug on the long-term unemployedupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 08:40:00

Anyone who has ever been unemployed understands that unemployment insurance is a lifeline for the jobless and their families. But that lifeline is now slipping away for the long-term unemployed, as cuts to federal unemployment extensions enacted by Congress earlier this year gradually take hold.

The pain in Spain that threatens the eurozone updated: Thu May 31 2012 22:08:00

If Greece was the focus of markets' angst last week, attention this week has shifted to the other end of the Mediterranean.

Spain: Too big to fail, too big to bailupdated: Thu May 31 2012 22:08:00

The EU and IMF have no plans to support Spain and say they have to fix their own problems. Paula Newton has the details.

CNNMoney: U.S. growth rate loweredupdated: Thu May 31 2012 09:25:00

The nation's economy grew at a slower pace than previously reported in the first three months of this year, raising new concerns about economic weakness.

CNNMoney: Oil prices drop below $88 to 7-month lowupdated: Wed May 30 2012 15:34:00

The price of oil dropped below $88 a barrel Wednesday, hitting a seven-month low, as fiscal worries in Europe sparked a broad sell-off across markets.

How to get economy growing fastupdated: Sat May 26 2012 13:04:00

In a recent discussion of what his administration might accomplish, Mitt Romney claimed that "by virtue of the policies that we put in place, we'd get the unemployment rate down to 6%, and perhaps a little lower," over a period of four years.

Pricing your home to sell in a down economyupdated: Sat May 26 2012 13:04:00

One family learns that sometimes making the smart move means selling your house for a loss. Christine Romans reports.

Does Spain deserve its financial battering?updated: Fri May 18 2012 10:43:00

The events of the past few weeks have made increasingly probable what was once considered impossible: Greece may exit the euro.

CNNMoney: U.S. stocks struggle as Europe fears loomupdated: Tue May 15 2012 14:56:00

U.S. stocks struggled during a choppy trading Tuesday as investors digested mixed news out of Europe.

CNNMoney: U.S. stocks ready for reboundupdated: Tue May 15 2012 09:06:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a positive start Tuesday, following better-than-expected economic growth in Germany.

JPMorgan's $2 billion messupdated: Mon May 14 2012 17:47:00

The decisions of former JP Morgan Chief Investment officer Ina Drew that cost the nation's largest bank $2 billion.

Why JPMorgan gets away with bad betsupdated: Mon May 14 2012 17:47:00

JPMorgan Chase can be considered a systemically dangerous institution, which means that it is "too big to fail" because the government fears that its collapse would cause a global financial crisis.

Greek voters prepare to go to pollsupdated: Sat May 05 2012 14:12:00

Greek voters look set to punish the country's mainstream parties in elections on Sunday.

Opinion: Greek election a democratic SOSupdated: Sat May 05 2012 14:12:00

While the election of a new French President will be making headlines around the world on Sunday night, it may well be that the Greek parliamentary election results -- marginal as they may be, obscure and hardly decipherable -- will turn out to be more important for the future of the EU and the euro.

To help jobs picture, raise the minimum wageupdated: Fri May 04 2012 17:31:00

A basic premise of work in America is that your paycheck will inch up over time to reflect hard work, experience and rising living costs. But a lot of people aren't making any more this year than they did last year -- in fact, they're making less.

CNNMoney: ECB leaves rates steady but hints at future cutupdated: Thu May 03 2012 14:45:00

European Central Bank officials voted Thursday to hold interest rates steady, even as the euro area economy slides towards recession. But ECB president Mario Draghi appeared to hint that there could be rate cuts in the future.

CNNMoney: Bond yields are going to surge! Eventually?updated: Wed May 02 2012 13:43:00

Yields on benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds are back below 2%. They really shouldn't be this low. Most fixed income investors agree that's the case. Yet, people keep clinging to long-term securities like Linus Van Pelt does to his baby blue security blanket.

Why a pundit wrote a novelupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 16:51:00

Blogger Kathleen Geier observes:

CNNMoney: Stocks finish worst month of the yearupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 16:32:00

U.S. stocks finished in the red Monday, ending a mostly sour month on a weak note.

CNNMoney: Welcome to 2011: 'Old' risks are back!updated: Fri Apr 27 2012 12:23:00

May begins next week. Or, as I like to call it, the 17th month of 2011.

Promise of the American Dream is brokenupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 11:43:00

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that the unemployment rate fell to 8.2%. That should have been a signal that jobs are coming back and that the economy is about to rebound. But, as many economists say, the numbers fell primarily because unemployed Americans have become so discouraged with trying to find a job that they've simply quit looking.

Why wave of Mexican immigration stoppedupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 11:20:00

To those of us who have studied the largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States -- the four-decade-long influx of millions of Mexicans -- it seemed inconceivable that it would ever come to a halt. Yet, as our new Pew Hispanic Center report has shown, it has.

CNNMoney: Insiders are selling. Should you?updated: Tue Apr 24 2012 12:44:00

First quarter earnings have been decent, if not spectacular. And many corporate executives are issuing cautiously optimistic guidance for the rest of the year.

Backlash against eurozone austerityupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 06:09:00

A political backlash against fiscal austerity left mainstream French and Dutch politicians struggling on Monday to shore up support as a key economic indicator highlighted the eurozone's slide into deeper recession.

CNNMoney: Stocks end day down on China, Europe fearsupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 16:42:00

European political uncertainty and another sign of a slowdown in the Chinese economy pushed stocks down Monday, with the three major U.S. indexes falling more than 1% before rebounding somewhat in afternoon trading.

CNNMoney: Europe's woes spilling over to U.S.updated: Mon Apr 23 2012 13:12:00

Referring to the European debt crisis with the cutesy shorthand acronym of the PIIGS just doesn't seem right anymore.

What helps women helps menupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 11:49:00

Two years ago, I visited a Michigan jobs bank to see how the Great Recession had altered the economic balance between the sexes. Though the recession was technically over, the intake room was full of men: laid-off factory and construction workers, former auto industry employees, all of them struggling to adapt to a changing economy -- and master a computerized jobs database.

Paul Gilding: World crisis is comingupdated: Sun Apr 08 2012 09:39:00

Writer Paul Gilding says "the world is full" and explains how to deal with the coming crisis.

The Earth is fullupdated: Sun Apr 08 2012 09:39:00

For 50 years the environmental movement has unsuccessfully argued that we should save the planet for moral reasons, that there were more important things than money. Ironically, it now seems it will be money -- through the economic impact of climate change and resource constraint -- that will motivate the sweeping changes necessary to avert catastrophe.

CNNMoney: Jobs report was bad. But not QE3 bad.updated: Fri Apr 06 2012 12:33:00

There was nothing good about the Good Friday jobs report. But was the slowdown in hiring in March bad enough for the Federal Reserve to once again consider more stimulus for the economy?

Europe's pain is coming America's wayupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 22:33:00

The problem has become so complicated, that perhaps only a child can solve it. An 11-year-old Dutch boy, Jurre Hermans, entered a serious economics competition with a plan for bringing the Greek economy back from the brink.

Greeks pay tribute to suicide victim who cited debt crisisupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 15:37:00

Greeks paid tribute Thursday to an elderly man who took his own life in central Athens in an apparent response to the hardship caused by the austerity crisis.

CNNMoney: U.S. growth expected to slowupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 13:15:00

U.S. economic growth at the end of last year was as strong as everyone thought, but most economists expect things to slow in the next couple of years.

World feels effects of eurozone crisisupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:07:00

CNN's John Defterios explains how emerging markets are countering Europe's debt crisis.

Everything you wanted to know about the euro crisis (but were afraid to ask)updated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:07:00

Bamboozled by eurozone debt crisis jargon? CNN is here to help you tell your bond yields from your banking interventions, your defaults from your haircuts. And if you need anything more explained, please submit your questions to Soundoff at the bottom of the story.

CNNMoney: A drop in new entrepreneurs might be a good signupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 16:19:00

The rise in entrepreneurship seen in the United States during the recession hit a speed bump last year, according to an economic report that keeps a close eye on new firms.

Expanding Ryanairupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 14:05:00

CEO of Ryan Air, Michael O'Leary, talks to CNN's Juliet Mann about expanding one of Europe's largest airlines.

Ryanair CEO: Airports unnecessary 'international shopping centers'updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 14:05:00

The head of Dublin-based budget airline Ryanair says that airport operators are holding the aviation industry back -- and describes the average airport as an unnecessary "international shopping center."

CNNMoney: Pay chopped at Fannie and Freddieupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 15:12:00

Federal regulators have taken a chainsaw to executive compensation at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

German industrial orders fall sharplyupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 22:38:00

Germany's economic rebound, which has helped counter gloom created by Europe's debt crisis, was set back in January by an unexpectedly sharp fall in industrial orders, especially from beyond the eurozone.

Fortune: Wal-Mart's makeoverupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 13:17:00

What happened to the smiley face? It's long gone from Wal-Mart marketing after years as the corporate symbol, and its disappearance is part of a much larger story. It's hard to believe, but for decades the world's largest retailer wasn't much of a marketer. It spent little on marketing, and its efforts, epitomized by the grinning circle, could be charitably called down-home and realistically described as amateurish. Change finally began four years ago when Stephen Quinn was made chief marketing officer of Wal-Mart U.S. He exiled the smiley face to the land of e-mail emoticons and developed a new theme -- "Save money. Live better" -- that became a statement of corporate purpose. Current TV commercials actually include some wit while hammering home the message.

CNNMoney: Ohio manufacturing: Good times are back (sort of)updated: Mon Mar 05 2012 11:58:00

It's boom times once again for Ohio's manufacturing industry.

CNNMoney: A painful cure for gas prices: Recessionupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 09:40:00

Those hoping for gas prices to turn around and start falling should be careful what they wish for. If consumers get significant relief from prices, it could well be due to a new recession that's far more painful than the gas pains they're now feeling.

CNNMoney: Eurozone unemployment rate at 10.7%updated: Thu Mar 01 2012 14:07:00

Widespread joblessness in Greece and Spain pushed the unemployment rate in the eurozone to the worst level since the currency was introduced in 1999.

CNNMoney: GDP: Economy grew faster at the end of 2011updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 09:21:00

Economic growth was stronger than originally thought at the end of 2011 as consumers increased their spending and businesses stocked up their inventories.

CNNMoney: India's slower growth may be an 'uh, oh' signupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 08:58:00

Economic growth in India slowed at the end of last year, the government reported Wednesday, raising concerns about whether emerging markets will continue to be the engine of global growth.

CNNMoney: See (the real) Titanic for $60,000updated: Tue Feb 28 2012 11:38:00

Everyone is familiar with the story, but very few are able to see the Titanic in real life -- unless they can shell out $60,000.

No 'knight in shining armor' for GOPupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 17:36:00

CNN's Candy Crowley reports that the chance of a new candidate emerging before a brokered GOP convention is unlikely.

Romney, Santorum face Michigan showdownupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 17:36:00

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum made their final push for votes Monday on the eve of primaries in Arizona and Michigan, as new polls indicated that the Republican presidential race remains close and volatile.

CNNMoney: Michigan's incredible shrinking workforceupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 12:31:00

As the presidential race moves to Michigan for Tuesday's primary, a lot of focus is on the state's economy -- one of the hardest-hit by the recession.

CNNMoney: A new recession seems inevitableupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 16:44:00

While most economists have stopped worrying that the U.S. will fall into a double-dip recession, one influential economist maintains his position that the nation won't be able to avoid a new downturn.

CNNMoney: Economic optimism to boost stocksupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 09:14:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a slightly higher open Thursday, on the back of strong European economic data.

CNNMoney: How Congress is killing the recoveryupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 05:43:00

Since the economy dropped off a cliff in 2008, members of Congress have not exactly been shy about casting blame for no-or-slow growth on a variety of bureaucrats, outside institutions and Wall Street power players.

CNNMoney: Greece gets a reprieve, but crisis not overupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 16:14:00

Once again, Greece appears to have been snatched back from the brink of default with the promise of more bailout money.

Can Greece prevent a massive default?updated: Tue Feb 21 2012 11:05:00

EU ministers want to see more before signing off on a Greek austerity plan. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Is Greece still at risk of default?updated: Tue Feb 21 2012 11:05:00

Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a second bailout package for Greece, giving it the funds it needs to avoid a potential default next month.

CNNMoney: Manufacturing: Not a magic pill for the economyupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 11:32:00

Michael W. Klein is a professor at Tuft University's Fletcher School and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution. Klein recently served as chief economist for the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury in the Obama Administration.

CNNMoney: Is China faking its economic growth?updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 15:36:00

Influential short-seller Jim Chanos is still on a China rampage.

What is a 'Berluti Man?'updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 13:27:00

Berluti CEO Antoine Arnault talks about his company's continued growth despite economic uncertainty.

The changing face of luxury fashionupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 13:27:00

For years it has been dominated by women, but now luxury fashion is kicking off its high heels and slipping into something more masculine as it strides through the economic downturn.

CNNMoney: Europe: Out of ICU but still illupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 11:56:00

Douglas J. Elliott, who worked as an investment banker for two decades, is a fellow at the Brookings Institution.

CNNMoney: Euro economy shrinks, is recession next?updated: Wed Feb 15 2012 11:38:00

The eurozone economy shrank in the fourth quarter of 2011, but pockets of strength from France and Germany offset some of the contraction.

Shrink the eurozone to save itupdated: Sun Feb 12 2012 13:04:00

With each passing day, Greece's economic and political malaise deepens despite one massive International Monetary Fund-European Union bailout package after another to keep that country afloat. And with each passing day, as the Greek economy continues its downward spiral under the weight of externally imposed draconian budget austerity, there is the increased risk that a disorderly Greek euro exit could result in real contagion to the rest of the European periphery and especially to Italy, an otherwise solvent country.

CNNMoney: Emerging markets have their mojo backupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 12:34:00

Stocks are soaring this year. Everywhere. And if you think the rally has been big in the U.S., just check out emerging markets.

Chinese imports fall sharply in Januaryupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 00:55:00

Chinese imports fell sharply in January, a sign of sluggish domestic demand that will fuel concerns about whether the fragile global economy can count on China as a bastion of growth.

CNNMoney: Obama vs. Reagan: A tale of two recoveriesupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 10:41:00

Faced with a strong jobs report Friday, Republicans tried out a new rhetorical message: This isn't a disaster, but Ronald Reagan could have done better.

CNNMoney: Stealth jobs boom: 6 months, 2 million jobsupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 12:52:00

Companies are saying the job market is getting better. Workers are saying it's already kicked into high gear.

Good news on jobs is bad news for GOPupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 11:55:00

That loud noise you heard Friday morning? Cheers from the White House and President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago.

CNNMoney: Freddie Mac: A mess, and likely to stay that wayupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 17:55:00

It's not tough to find critics of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae on either the right or the left. But there has been little progress made in rehabilitating the mortgage giants.

Truth Squad: Did Gingrich, Romney invest in Fannie, Freddie?updated: Fri Jan 27 2012 03:03:00

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both accused each other of having financial interests in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the Republican debate Thursday night.

Merkel: Germany won't make bailout promises it can't keepupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 21:58:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched an outspoken defense of the European project on Wednesday, but warned that the bloc's richest nation would not make bailout promises to solve the eurozone crisis that it cannot keep.

Merkel: A magic wand won't help economyupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 21:58:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for reform at the World Economic Forum while avoiding bailout promises.

British economy shrinks, but not into recessionupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 08:44:00

The British economy shrank by an estimated 0.2% in the last quarter of 2011, the Office of National Statistics announced Wednesday, but the country is not yet in recession because growth was positive in the quarter before that.

CNNMoney: Did Obama really make government bigger?updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 07:11:00

President Obama = big government.

Truth Squad: GOP shines light on unemploymentupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 02:04:00

Republicans focused on the Obama administration's job record during their rebuttal to Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

CNNMoney: Freddie Mac: What it did, what went wrongupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 15:41:00

Freddie Mac is in the spotlight of the Republican presidential contest, as Mitt Romney attacks Newt Gingrich for his 2006 work for the mortgage finance firm.

CNNMoney: IMF cuts growth forecast for all but U.S.updated: Tue Jan 24 2012 11:07:00

The International Monetary Fund lowered its outlook for the world economy on Tuesday, and warned that the global financial system faces growing risks from the debt crisis in Europe.

CNNMoney: Freddie Mac draws Republicans' attentionupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 18:28:00

The one thing Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich seem to agree on about Freddie Mac is that it played a significant role in the housing bubble -- and the subsequent financial meltdown that followed when it burst.

CNNMoney: 2012: South Carolina's rebound yearupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 08:40:00

At first glance, South Carolina would seem to be in pretty bad shape.

Food stamps a necessary lifelineupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 13:28:00

In their attacks on the food stamp program, some Republican presidential candidates are leaving a deeply misleading impression of the nation's leading anti-hunger program. No one aspires to enroll, but for those who must, it is an essential lifeline that addresses one of the harshest impacts of poverty and unemployment -- hunger.

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