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Political Economy: April, 2011

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/30/2011

Obama slams oil company profits as gas prices surge

President seizes on ”huge profits” for oil companies and again urges Congress to end subsidies.

By Zachary A. Goldfarb  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/30/2011

Obama slams oil company profits as gas prices surge

President Obama on Saturday seized on the “bigger profits for oil companies” and once again urged Congress to end $4 billion a year in subsidies for the oil and gas industry.

By Zachary A. Goldfarb  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Budget, debt ceiling glossary: A cheat sheet for understanding the debates

Here’s a primer on what they’re talking about on Capitol Hill.

By Washington Post editors  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, April 29, 2011

A schedule of events for April 29, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  07:38 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, April 28, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 28, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  08:37 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/27/2011

When, if ever, will Congress raise the debt ceiling?

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is preparing for a showdown over the national debt, which is forecast to hit the legal limit of $14.3 trillion by May 16.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/27/2011

What would you ask Bernanke?

What would you ask Fed chairman Ben Bernanke?

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Consumer advocates, industry groups wage battle over bank fees

Consumer advocates and industry groups are fighting over a bevy of bank fees.

By Ylan Q. Mui  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 27, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  06:29 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 26, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  08:17 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Fraudulent Beverly Hills hedge fund caught before it attracted investors, SEC says

The SEC is still trying to live down the Bernard Madoff affair, in which it failed to stop a $65 billion fraud. But if the agency’s allegations in a recent enforcement case are true, it just notched what you might call a reverse Madoff.

By David Hilzenrath  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Economic agenda: April 25, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 25, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, April 21, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 21, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Economic agenda: April 20, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 20, 2011.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:22 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Obama administration defends financial overhaul

The Obama administration ramped up its defense Tuesday of a sweeping financial overhaul law that has come under attack by Wall Street lobbyists and some lawmakers.

By Dina ElBoghdady  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/19/2011

U.S. credit rating downgrade: the Armageddon scenario

The real Armageddon scenario would occur if the impact of a sovereign downgrade hits the rest of the U.S. economy.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, April 19, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Clearing up the confusion on housing policy

At a housing policy conference Friday, housing advocates dumped on a federal proposal in which only homebuyers who put down 20 percent could get the best deal.

By Dina ElBoghdady  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, April 15, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 15, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  07:25 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Obama meets with Simpson, Bowles on deficit plan

President Obama met with the leaders of his deficit reduction commission on Thursday morning.

By Zachary A Goldfarb  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, April 14, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 14, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  06:36 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 13, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  08:13 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 12, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  07:28 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Could a federal shutdown shut down Wall Street?

Economists estimate that a week-long shutdown would trim the GDP by 0.2 or as much as 0.8 percentage points during the first quarter.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  11:27 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, April 8, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 8, 2011.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:40 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 04/07/2011

How are credit disclosure rules impacting lenders? Share your stories

By Ylan Q. Mui  |  06:13 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/07/2011

How are credit disclosure rules impacting borrowers? Share your stories

By Ylan Q. Mui  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, April 7, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 7, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  06:20 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/06/2011

What the government shutdown may mean for you: Monuments closed, health hotlines unanswered, visas delayed

The last time the government shut down, in 1995 and 1996, passport and visa applications were delayed, National Institutes of Health hotlines went unanswered and parks and monuments were shuttered.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Colombia agrees to labor reform in trade pact talks

Colombia has agreed to take steps to better protect union leaders — a deal that may allow a free trade agreement with the United States to move forward.

By Howard Schneider  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 6, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  06:32 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 5, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  06:41 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Watchdogs caught nuzzling and wagging tails; auditor sales pitches exposed

Auditors of public companies are supposed to be independent watchdogs. It’s their job to scrutinize the accounting and make sure investors are getting reliable information.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  06:21 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Economic agenda: Monday, April 4, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 4, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  07:23 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Is a jobs recovery finally under way?

Analysts offer takes on modest improvement in latest U.S. payrolls and unemployment in March.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, April 1, 2011

A schedule of economic events for April 1, 2011

By Washington Post editors  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011

What to watch for in March jobs report

POLITICAL ECONOMY | Forecasters expect that solid improvement in the job market continued in March.

By Neil Irwin  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Immelt under heat while addressing GE taxes, nuclear scare

By Zachary A. Goldfarb  |  08:39 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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