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Ten Years To Go Til World Economy Recovers, IMF Economist Says

Lehman Brothers

The question is whether that’s 10 years from now, or 10 years from 2008, which means we have six more years until the world economy truly recovers from the 2008 housing and derivatives bubble that first exploded in the Manhattan offices of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. That’s the view of International Monetary Fund chief economist Oliver Blanchard.


Bernanke says there's room for Fed to act further

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke makes clear in a letter to a House lawmaker that he thinks the Fed can do more to bolster the economic recovery and help reduce unemployment.


Bernanke: despite recovery, many struggling

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Monday that although broad measurements of the economy point to recovery, many people and businesses are facing tough times.


Retail sales fall for third straight month in June

Retail sales fell for a third straight month in June as demand slumped for everything from cars and electronics to building materials, a sign the economic recovery is flagging.


Home resales rise, boding well for economy

Housing Market

Home resales rose in April to their highest annual rate in nearly two years and a falloff in foreclosures pushed prices higher, hopeful signs for the country's economic recovery.


Lower oil prices ease load on consumers and Obama

Gas Prices

What only weeks ago was seen as a serious threat to the economic recovery could now turn into a stimulus everyone can love. Oil and gasoline prices are sinking, giving relief to businesses and consumers who a few weeks ago seemed about to face the highest fuel prices ever.

Senh: Oops, there goes another thing that Mitt Romney can't blame on Barack Obama. He'll probably take credit for it, though.


Analysts blame recovery’s unevenness in predicting modest 2.5% growth

When it comes to the economic recovery, timing is everything — and so far, it’s been off. Take the market performance of housing and autos, two big-ticket purchases that traditionally have moved in tandem. But new data released this week showed housing prices and new home sales dropping off at the same time that auto sales were peaking.


Factory orders rebound in February, up 1.3 percent

New orders for U.S. factory goods rebounded in February and firms increased orders for capital goods, suggesting manufacturing held on to some momentum early in the year.


Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt

Student Loan Debt

The federal student loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now; pay it back later when you have a job.


Consumers in spending mood in February

Spending rose by the most in seven months, raising hopes that first quarter economic growth may have been stronger than expected.


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