Jan 8, 2015

Fed looks past a world in turmoil, confident in U.S. recovery

U.S. central bankers have looked beyond a global deflation threat, fear of energy-sector bond defaults, and a surge of oil patch layoffs to reach what appears to be a firm conclusion: the U.S. recovery is here to stay. New trade data released on Wednesday ...

Dec 26, 2014

What the revised jump in U.S. growth means

The strength of the U.S. economy stands in stark contrast to what is happening in the eurozone and Japan, and the resulting divergence will be accompanied by opposing monetary-policy responses.

Women joining the top '1 percent'

Oct 20, 2014

Women joining the top '1 percent'

by Robert J.

A study by three economists concludes that economic inequality in America is becoming more gender neutral. In the early 1980s, women comprised at least 3 percent of the top 1 percent of wage earners. Now they're approaching 20 percent.

Oct 7, 2014

A resurgent U.S. economy

The U.S. economy is posting the strongest growth since the end of 2011, outpacing the forecasts and confounding experts who saw a country that had lost its vitality.

Sep 27, 2014

The slow recovery from a calamitous slump

by Robert J.

What does slow recovery from a calamitous slump look like? In the U.S., you see women's pay catching up with men's and steady gains in full-time employment. But middle-class incomes have dropped to levels of the late 1980s or early 1990s.