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Political Economy: September, 2011

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/30/2011

In wake of Bank of America’s new debit charge, tips on how to avoid fees

As Bank of America announces new debit fee policy, a consumer group offers ideas for shirking pesky fees.

By Sarah Halzack  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Bank of America’s debit card policy: Will you put away the plastic?

Bank of America has said it will start charging some customers a $5 monthly fee for debit card use next year.

By Sarah Halzack  |  05:28 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Jobless claims drop to lowest level since April

The report could be a sign that hiring is picking up.

By Sarah Halzack  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Mortgage rates fall to record lows again

Despite these attractive rates, many would-be homebuyers aren’t taking action.

By Sarah Halzack  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Home prices up in July in 17 cities

Home prices rose in 17 U.S. cities in July, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

By Sarah Halzack  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 09/23/2011

An economics lesson from George Shultz

A speech by the former U.S. treasury secretary provides insight into how our global economic woes came to be, and what we might do to fix them.

By Sarah Halzack  |  07:29 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Forbes’ richest Americans list: Who made the cut?

Find out who continued to beat out investor Warren Buffett to be named the wealthiest American in 2011.

By Sarah Halzack  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/21/2011

GOP leaders tell Fed not to act on economy

Even by the standards of the long history of politicians trying to influence decisions by the Federal Reserve, the latest episode is surprising.

By Neil Irwin  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Existing-home sales increase in August

Home sales increased 7.7 percent in August as investors moved to gobble up foreclosed homes at cheap prices.

By Sarah Halzack  |  10:20 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Celebrities and taxes: the famous wade into policy debate

The inside-the-Beltway crowd isn’t the only one voicing opinions on tax policy.

By Sarah Halzack  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Obama unveils funding for deficit reduction plan

After announcing a $447 billion jobs plan just over a week ago that he says would help the nation’s ailing economy, President Obama is now going to say how we’d pay for it.

By Sarah Halzack  |  10:10 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Did rogue UBS trader blow the whistle on his own wrongdoing?

By Sarah Halzack  |  10:59 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Jobless claims rise for second week

Initial jobless claims rose again, contrary to analysts expectations.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:08 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Unemployment

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Jumbo mumbo in SEC report to Congress

The SEC may be short of funds, as the agency argues, but it seems to have no shortage of syllables.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Bank of America to cut 30,000 jobs

Bank of America on Monday said it would slash about 30,000 jobs, or a little more than 10 percent of its workforce, over the next few years.

By Sarah Halzack  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Unemployed offer advice to political leaders on jobs crisis

In the week leading up to the Obama’s speech, The Post asked the jobless to answer the question “What is the most important thing our political leaders need to know about the unemployment problem?

By Brian M. Rosenthal  |  02:56 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Report: Bank of America job cuts may affect 40,000 workers

As part of its previously announced restructuring plan, Bank of America may cut up to 40,000 jobs, The Wall Street Journal reports.

By Sarah Halzack  |  09:46 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Jobless claims up slightly, ahead of Obama’s big speech

Unexpected rise in claims shows that while companies aren’t laying off more people, they aren’t hiring either.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Unemployment

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Soros: Europe’s debt crisis has potential to be ‘worse than Lehman Brothers’

The famed hedge fund investor and philanthropist believes the debt crisis could eclipse the turmoil that engulfed Wall Street in 2008.

By Sarah Halzack  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 09/06/2011

U.S. fortunes increasingly determined in Brussels, Frankfurt

Investors are increasingly looking at risks across nation-state lines.

By Neil Irwin  |  12:18 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 09/02/2011

FHFA suit: Which banks are involved?

By Sarah Halzack  |  05:53 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 09/02/2011

As implications of jobs report sink in, stocks fall

Dow, Nasdaq and S&P fell sharply following the release of the August jobs report.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:20 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 09/01/2011

What did you tell your kids when you lost your job? The unemployed share their stories

By Brian M. Rosenthal  |  05:37 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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