Mark Gongloff

Quit your job, help the economy. This is basically America now More than 2.7 million Americans, or 2 percent of all workers
In thinking about 2014, a more telling comparison than 1986 is 1998, when President Bill Clinton enjoyed a great midterm
The thought that the captain of such an enterprise would be openly gay would have been unthinkable, say, 18 years ago, when
The Fed kept pumping stimulus into the economy in one way: It kept its target for a key short-term interest rate near zero
Another important factor has been that incomes have stagnated for most Americans over the past few decades, once adjusted
The Fed might even have made inequality worse, with stimulus measures that have boosted stock and bond prices, mainly a boon
October is a month known for market panics, including the crashes of 1929 and 1987.
This time could always be different, of course. You could argue that there's no bubble today that's nearly as ridiculous
Austerity is the opposite of the gift that keeps on giving: It just keeps taking and taking. Austerity fever -- egged on
Apple shares haven't reacted much to Icahn's latest letter, rising less than 1 percent in pre-market trading on Thursday
In terms of sheer size, however -- meaning, not adjusted for costs of living -- the U.S. economy still dwarfs China's, at
We always pretty much knew that our banking regulators were captured by the industry they regulate, and now we apparently
CEOs don't typically talk down their stock price, and Tesla's fell about 3 percent the next day. But it promptly bounced
I'm not suggesting the NYT is making stuff up. It quotes a lot of locals who believe in the transformational power of fracking
Ever notice how the stock market and corporate profits are at all-time highs, while our wages are flat and roughly half of
If you ever get to wondering why roughly half of America thinks we're still in a recession five years into the recovery, and
U.S. GDP hasn't exactly been gangbusters, but it's at least managed to stay positive (mostly): Europe's unemployment rate
Exhibit A: Look at how the air started hissing out of the Candy Crush bubble a year ago: If the stock price is for shit, you
The new NBC/WSJ poll has a chart that helps illustrate why this might be: Despite record levels of hiring and record highs
Here's why: Technically speaking, unemployment is the percentage of people in the "labor force" who don't have a job. To