Economics

Economists Do Not Agree About How To Measure Unemployment
March 16, 2014

While economists debate about how to measure long versus short-term unemployment numbers, the Federal Reserve should continue to press the gas.

The Senate Has a Deal on Unemployment Benefits. Here's What You Need to Know.
March 13, 2014

The deal is a big step forward, but many steps remain before the people who need this assistance can finally get it.

If Ukraine Defaults, They Can Blame House Republicans
March 13, 2014

House Republicans are holding Ukraine aid hostage over needed IMF reforms.

Finally Some Good Economic News: The February Jobs Report Beats Expectations!
March 07, 2014

February's jobs report is out. Here's what you need to know.

What Are Economic Sanctions and How Would They Affect the Crisis in Ukraine?
March 06, 2014

Here's everything you need to know about the U.S.'s potential economic sanctions against Russia.

Republicans Are Playing Politics While Ukraine Faces Default
“The rest of the world is furious at us”
March 06, 2014

The GOP is blocking legislation that would help Ukraine avoid a default.

The Glaring Hole In Obama's Budget
March 04, 2014

Where are the ideas to help get the long-term unemployed back to work?

British Officials Oppose Sanctions Because Russia's Elite Are London's Cash Cows
March 04, 2014

Rich Russians live all over Europe, and they spend a lot of money. If it wants to punish Putin, Europe has to persuade its citizens to forgo that cash.

How Venezuela Turns Butter Vendors Into Currency Manipulators
The reason for those epic supermarket lines
March 04, 2014

And a butter shortage, and sugar shortage, and....

These Two Charts Show Why U.S. Sanctions Don't Scare Putin
March 04, 2014

The United States and Russia do not trade much with each other.

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