Lower Oil Prices on the Horizon
Economic Forecasts More crude produced in the U.S. and lower demand for it both here and overseas spell relief for consumers.
No Reason to Fear a Housing Bubble
business Look for recent price spikes to ease as new construction picks up and more homes come on the market.
By Gillian B. White Publishedbusiness
When Will Interest Rates Head Up?
Economic Forecasts The Fed is keeping yields artificially low and shows no signs of changing course.
By Elizabeth Leary PublishedEconomic Forecasts
Easy Money Here at Least Through 2014
Economic Forecasts Four years into a period of unprecedented monetary easing, policymakers are beginning to contemplate what it will take to reverse course.
By Glenn Somerville PublishedEconomic Forecasts
How Dangerous Is the U.S. Debt?
Economic Forecasts Truth is, nobody really knows -- yet. Meanwhile, economists are turning the dismal science into a confusing one, too.
By Jerome Idaszak PublishedEconomic Forecasts
The Mounting Economic Toll of Erratic Weather
Economic Forecasts A harsher climate spells new costs for businesses and homeowners, especially as government aid dries up.
By Jim Patterson PublishedEconomic Forecasts
States Reviving Incentives for Firms to Relocate
Economic Forecasts With revenues up, state officials are again courting companies considering moving in or expanding. But it'll be tough to prove the lures actually pay off.
By Karen Mracek PublishedEconomic Forecasts
Housing Recovery Firmly Under Way
real estate Gains among states will be uneven, but progress will continue through 2014
By Karen Mracek Publishedreal estate
The Economic Price of Sequestration
Politics The automatic cuts likely won't cause a recession. But the economy would grow faster without the endless gridlock.
By Glenn Somerville PublishedPolitics
Playing a Dangerous Currency Game
Economic Forecasts Countries eager to stimulate their economies and boost exports -- the U.S. included -- are on a perilous path
By Art Pine PublishedEconomic Forecasts