Can federal hiring help reduce long-term unemployment?

The Obama administration issued new federal hiring guidelines that direct agencies to eliminate bias against the long-term unemployed.


Economically, Germany is a threat to itself

(Krisztian Bocsi / Bloomberg)

The fiscal policies of the German government have begun to threaten their own economy.


The IMF’s not-so-simple fix for the economy

(Jay Directo / AFP/Getty Images)

The IMF’s proposal to jump-start the global economy through infrastructure comes with risks.

Nation’s budget deficit falls to lowest level since Obama took office

The federal budget deficit fell to $483 billion in the fiscal year that ended in September.


Poll shows Obama approval low, GOP enthusiasm higher than Democrats’

(John Sommers II / Reuters)

Less than a month from the midterms, the political landscape continues to tilt in favor of the Republican Party.


Ohio’s John Kasich wants to redefine the Republican Party

(Mark Duncan / AP)

Ohio’s John Kasich has been cruising to reelection with a version of compassionate conservatism.

When it comes to trickle-down economics, everyone’s got a right to their own opinion but not their own facts

When false claims go unchallenged, democracy takes a hit.


Why the world economy sputters

(Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

There are three pervasive problems that foster pessimism.


IT Digest: Slight job growth in September; GE makes play for ‘Internet of Things’

(Kristian Helgesen / Bloomberg)

The company plans to sell software, which would aggregate data from sensors, to industrial customers.

Rand Paul is in Ferguson. Here’s why.

He has become the Republicans’ race man.