WASHINGTON - Just how healthy is the U.S. job market? Despite steady hiring and falling unemployment, the question has provoked sharp debate and uncertainty on the eve of the September jobs report.
The U.S. economy ended last year on an encouraging note. Factories produced more, shoppers spent more and companies hired more -- pointing to a stronger economy in 2011.
...has kept its benchmark interest rate near zero since December 2008.Richard Fisher, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, argues that the Fed has done its job and should consider halting the bond program now, not in June."Now...
...passing legislation will not stop illegal immigration. Why is immigration illegal in the first place? The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas found that illegal immigrants contribute more than $14 billion annually to the U.S. gross domestic product...
NEW YORK - With Clorox Co. and FedEx Corp. announcing big price increases, business executives wringing their hands about sharply higher costs and Federal Reserve officials openly discussing their pricing concerns, inflation suddenly seems to be public enemy No. 1.
The U.S. economy faces threats at home and abroad that have the potential to dull growth or stoke inflation -- or both.
Quoting Robert D. McTeer Jr., president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, "Growth comes through change and causes change." As a resident of Richmond County, I'm convinced that in order for my community...
SAVANNAH - Politicians survive on relationships. It's their most precious commodity, what pushes legislation through the Statehouse and lands them in office. And it's one of the main reasons why about 700 state lawmakers from 16 states descended on Savannah last weekend for the annual Southern Legislative Conference.
We've all heard Grandpa recall when a bottle of Coke cost a nickel.
If tax-writers set out to write a whole new federal tax code, would they produce the intricately complicated, thousands-of-pages long monstrosity that frustrated Americans must deal with today? Of course not.