The Madoff scandal is an unfortunate demonstration of Wall Street hucksterism, but red flags were aplenty.
US financial and economic health recovery will take place in steps, not in a single climactic moment.
Some folks fear July's surprisingly good durable goods result will be fleeting. Though this is unlikely, weakness in a given country or sector won't necessarily change strength overall.
Is California's once-golden economy now tarnished by years of anti-competitive regulation and taxes?
Folks fearing the weak housing market will dampen consumer spending shouldn't worry—consumer spending tracks disposable income, not home equity.
Free trade spurs global growth and helps keep prices in check—both good things. Congress should remember that as they debate a free trade act with Colombia.
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