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Can Africa keep its economic winning streak alive?

Can Africa keep its economic winning streak alive?

WASHINGTON | They export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. China, Europe, Japan and the United States are vying to build roads and power plants there.

August 08, 2014 3:18 pm

Emerging nations plan their own World Bank, IMF

WASHINGTON | Fed up with U.S. dominance of the global financial system, five emerging market powers this week will launch their own versions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

July 14, 2014 5:10 pm

Women regain more jobs than men in economic turnaround

WASHINGTON | The slowly recovering U.S. job market has helped women rebound faster than men: They've now regained all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short.

September 12, 2013 4:39 pm

Cars, utilities lift U.S. industrial output in March

WASHINGTON | U.S. industrial output rose in March as cold weather kept utilities busy generating heat and a surge in auto production helped offset broader weakness in manufacturing.

April 16, 2013 3:23 pm

Political brinksmanship still threatens U.S. economy

WASHINGTON | Even after U.S. lawmakers avoided the so-called fiscal cliff, higher taxes and brinksmanship in Washington are likely to continue damaging the fragile economy well into 2013.

January 01, 2013 7:00 pm

The economy Obama faces: slow but gaining steadily

WASHINGTON | Some reward.

November 06, 2012 10:17 pm

U.S. economy adds 80,000 jobs in another weak month

WASHINGTON | The American job machine has jammed. Again.

July 07, 2012 12:00 am
Dismal report shows no net job increase in August

Dismal report shows no net job increase in August

Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy at risk of another recession. The government also reported that the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent. It was the weakest jobs report since September 2010.

September 02, 2011 11:00 am
The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

This is one anniversary few feel like celebrating. Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has been the weakest and most lopsided of any since the 1930s.

July 01, 2011 1:30 pm

Fewer join jobless ranks

WASHINGTON | Far fewer Americans are applying for unemployment benefits as the year ends, raising hopes for a healthier job market in 2011.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am
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