What is the bubble economists keep talking about? Why is it important? How will it affect me?
President Obama's budget has some surprising lessons. Here are five of the biggest ones.
Congress actually did something bipartisan for once, passing a continual resolution on the budget Thursday morning and sending to the White House to be signed.
For 50 years Congress has been addressing the pending insolvency of Medicare. It is time to save Medicare and lay the cornerstone to long-term deficit reduction.
Something serious is going on in Washington. The House passed a bill to avoid a government shutdown and both the Senate and White House may approve it.
Why the sequester is a recipe for more gridlock.
The stock market is on a historic bull run in 2013, despite multiple economic crises.
When killing the most wanted terrorist in the world is rewarded by a living nightmare without a job, health insurance, or a military pension, something is very, very wrong in America.
Unemployment is up, GDP growth is negative, and consumer confidence is at a four year low. Is the U.S. economy tearing at the seams?
GDP has turned Negative. Consumer Confidence is at three year low. Is a double-dip recession coming?
Inside the beltway, the White House chief of staff is sometimes considered "the most powerful man in Washington." Almost the opposite is true.
Don't believe the hype: the U.S. government will not default under any circumstances. But a government shutdown is a completely different story.
As we approach yet another debt ceiling fight, let's take a deep breath and remember that our battle in Congress over the debt ceiling is arguably our longest civil war.
With the Fiscal Cliff thankfully now behind us, last week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner raised our next crisis: Federal borrowing has reached the $16.394 trillion debt ceiling.
BLS estimated America’s unemployment rate for December to have been 7.8%. New job growth from the employer survey came out at 140,000+.
Larry Fink would be a good insider candidate, and Mitt Romney would be a solid out-of-the box candidate.
This Christmas season, the greatest gift we can share is the love of family and friends, and a renewed faith in our ability to believe in other people.
Housing has been considered a major factor in the recovery, leading to questions on its future potential to impact economic growth.
President Obama and Speaker Boehner could break the gridlock surrounding the fiscal cliff by bringing in former Presidents Clinton and Bush to broker a deal.
Congress and the White House legislated the sequester into existence. It's how it all began.
November's unemployment numbers didn't represent a repeat of our 2011 Christmas Miracle dropping below 9% for the first time in 2 1/2 years. But for millions it will be a happier holiday.
The online you-fix-the-deficit puzzle allows all Americans to balance our budget in three minutes or less. It lends a basic insight into spending and revenue complexity.
There is growing consensus that we should go over the fiscal cliff. That's good news. It's better than a lot of other options.
The Obama administration fears consumer confidence will take a nosedive this holiday season if no compromise is reached over the fiscal cliff, but payroll taxes may be key to holiday shoppers.
The Social Security disability trust fund is going bankrupt and 9 million Americans could lose benefits. It is the fiscal cliff no one is talking about. Here's how to fix it.
The fiscal cliff pales in comparison to the insolvency of quickly pending for our entitlement programs. But this doesn't need to be our future. Simpson-Bowles offers a way out.
Return to the Clinton-era tax rates doesn't represent a fiscal cliff to majority of America. We are talking about $450 for single filers and $900 for couples for most Americans.
Both major parties are claiming complete disaster if the Bush Tax cuts are allowed to expire, payroll taxes are raised and the sequester kicks in. Here's why they're wrong.
Obama has the opportunity to accomplish quite a bit in his second term. Liberated from partisan politics, history proves second term presidents have accomplished truly monumental things.
After Obama re-election, three major equity indexes drop by over 2%. Split governance causes panic in U.S. markets while fiscal cliff looms.
Consumers and perhaps voters don't care about monthly unemployment numbers. They care about what they see, housing prices, retail sales and the security of their jobs.
The devastation caused by Frankenstorm Sandy could well prove the truth of that adage changing the course of this presidential election.
Now a post-tropical storm, Hurricane Sandy reminded us of the importance of having a robust public safety network to avert even bigger catastrophes.
A repeat of Black Monday was avoided. But 3rd quarter earnings continue to disappoint, unemployment remains discouraging and we sit on a fiscal cliff which could lead back into recession.
If you've never taken the time to answer a telephone political poll, you might want to rethink your position. Your opinion in this election process represents 300,000 votes.
Millennials and America's future were once again punted down the road as talking points firing up the base, not solutions, continue to dominate the 2012 presidential race.
Welcome to what the conspiracy wing of America contends could be this generation's Watergate.
America has now added 200,000 net new jobs the past two months and lost 700,000 Americans from the roles of job seekers which caused our unemployment rate to drop from 8.3% in July to 7.8% today.
Between 1948 and 2012 unemployment rates historically averaged 5.8%. At tonight's presidential debate, Romney and Obama need to outline how they will get unemployment back down to that number.
With the groundwork laid we take a look at what President Obama and Gov. Romney intend to do about net exports, as GDP discussions enter the race to the White House.
Examining GDP provides a valuable foundation to discuss finding the pieces of the puzzle, which will result in a healthy economic recovery.
Understanding how GDP is calculated lends greater insight into an analysis on America’s economic struggles during the last decade.
Part three of series on GDP and its effect on economy.
Part II of series on how understanding GDP explains the nation's limited economic recovery. Appreciate not running this until Friday to give me time to complete next segment of seven-parter.
There is a reason our Economic recovery continues to struggle. GDP has multiple components which are inter-related in a complex system which does not simply sum to E=MC2.
Not only is the Fed out of ammunition with which to fight high unemployment, it may have outlived its usefulness.
Germany's Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled that the country may fund the country's share of the proposed European Stability Mechanism bailout fund, rejecting requests for an injunction.
The economy added a net seasonally adjusted 90,000 new jobs in August. So what does this all mean?
In 1979 "Made in America" had a 22 million person workforce. How many of our unemployed and underemployed would be celebrating this Labor Day if the Dream had not been broken by outsourcing jobs?
Here's the speech Mitt Romney really should have given.
American consumers account for 70% of our economic activity. Leveraging them out of debt and back into a buying mode is key to long-term recovery.
Ryan Medicare will save, not destroy Medicare.
Restoring Gold Standard remains a widely supported conservative agenda item. While the Gold Standard once offerred major benefits, today it is an impossible dream.
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board announced it would not currently undertake further actions to stimulate the economy.
Only 6% of married families in America live in poverty yet 29% of single moms and a growing number of our elderly have raise our poverty level to record heights.
All the money in the world can't salvage a bad track record.
A look at Monday's top Google Trends.
SCOTUS allows states to drop 30 million from ACA coverage. Uninsured are biggest losers, state budgets the biggest winner.
Equities continue to jump up and down with little reason. Unless of course you wish to admit, fear remains the biggest factor moving the market on its wild ride.
What America should realize concerning the new unemployment rate is that the U.S. economy is doing as well as can be hoped for.
For far too many, the upcoming three-day weekend marks the beginning of summer, not a chance to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's service.
Simpson-Bowles offers a path toward restoring American fiscal sanity.
The best kept secret in America is that the country is filled with vast amounts of energy resources.
President Obama has asked participants at fundraisers to give up their cell phones before coming into the event. In this age of cell phone cameras and recorded-everything, is privacy allowed?
If as few as 10,000 American millennials chose to act, they could claim the presidential nomination on the site Americans Elect 2012.
President Obama cannot ask America to continue putting our loved ones and economy at risk by staying in Afghanistan through 2024.
Still, enthusiasm is low. Less than 1 in 5 are likely to vote in the primary.
The 2012 race boils down to who Americans will believe most.
The right wants spending slashed. The left wants to raise taxes on the rich. So how do you actually balance a trillion plus deficit?
Ten votes by Rick Santorum which Democrats should love for, and which prove he is not the pro-growth, fiscal conservative he claims to be.
There are no more trust fund surpluses to raid. Interest debt will equal total personal tax collected. It's time to deal with our national debt crisis.
The GOP field has so confused voters, none know who should be elected president..
Come 2013, America is scheduled for its largest tax increase ever, and the majority of Americans will feel the impact deeply.
If this election is about social conservatism, Rick Santorum could become the GOP nominee. If it's about fiscal conservatism, he has no chance.
Neither party in Congress is willing to fund our community college system to expand our workforce.
During Obama's State of the Union Address, our decreasing high school graduation rates were addressed – a possible cause of both the poverty and imprisonment concern.
There are so many types of conservatives and the devil is in the details when anyone attempts to place their conservative badge of honor on public display.
When preparing to take office in October 2009, the Obama administration turned to disgraced chairman of MF Global Jon Corzine for economic advice. Will this come back to haunt Obama in 2012?