Matt O'Brien



The economy’s growth just got revised down from 2.6 to 2.2 percent, but the fundamentals are stronger than before. Except for the trade deficit.

  • Feb 27, 2015

For the first time ever, Germany sold 5-year bonds with negative interest rates. Yes, negative.

  • Feb 27, 2015

Higher wages might actually be bad news if it means discouraged workers are giving up for good.

  • Feb 25, 2015

Our exports are more expensive, which could sap demand — and lead to job cuts.

  • Feb 24, 2015

The accord averts a potentially catastrophic exit by Greece from the Euro zone, extending for four months the terms of a 2012 financial rescue that provided relief to Greece in exchange for a series of tough economic reforms.

  • Feb 20, 2015

The U.S. used to lead the world when it came to women in the workplace. Now it’s far behind.

  • Feb 20, 2015

Oil is rebounding, but not recovering. Its fundamentals are still weak.

  • Feb 19, 2015

The euro crisis repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as even more tragedy.

  • Feb 18, 2015

Italy’s economy has only grown 4 percent in the 16 years since the euro was created.

  • Feb 13, 2015

Falling oil prices have pushed inflation under 1 percent in the world’s five largest economies, which make up 60 percent of global GDP.

  • Feb 13, 2015
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