Category: Economy

Planning for Success in a Tough Economy

Planning for Success in a Tough Economy

With the economy mired in the slowest recovery of the post-World War II era, conserving your resources while planning for growth remains an essential part of the small business playbook. Cost-cutting is always one...

Congress Looks at Doing Away With the $1 Bill

Congress Looks at Doing Away With the $1 Bill

American consumers have shown about as much appetite for the $1 coin as kids do their spinach. They may not know what’s best for them either. Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills...

Is the Student Loan Debt Crisis Worse Than We Thought?

Is the Student Loan Debt Crisis Worse Than We Thought?

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York delivers generally positive news about the economy with one glaring exception: student loan debt. The amount of debt and delinquencies are climbing, and...

Lion of American labor: A final conversation with Marvin Miller

Lion of American labor: A final conversation with Marvin Miller

November 27, 2012: 1:59 PM ET   Marvin Miller, baseball legend and renowned labor organizer, died Tuesday. In his last in-depth interview, Miller spoke to Fortune last month about everything from steroids to Bud...

5 silver linings in Egypt’s turmoil

5 silver linings in Egypt’s turmoil

November 27, 2012: 9:20 AM ET   Egypt’s political and economic future is challenging, and for understandable reasons. But it is too early to give up on the country. By Mohamed A. El-Erian Egypt...

Debunking private equity’s debt ‘problem’

Debunking private equity’s debt ‘problem’

By Dan PrimackNovember 27, 2012: 1:00 PM ET   Study argues that debt doesn’t destroy private equity-backed companies. FORTUNE — Private equity has a reputation for bankrupting companies, by using copious amounts of debt...

From Hooters To Hot Buns: How Kat Cole Turned Cinnabon Into A $1 Billion Brand

From Hooters To Hot Buns: How Kat Cole Turned Cinnabon Into A $1 Billion Brand

by Jenna Goudreau, Forbes Staff  Kat Cole, 34, got an unlikely start in the food industry. While in high school in Jacksonville, Fla., she worked part-time as a Hooters girl, serving beer and chicken...

Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth?

Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth?

Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth? The mood surrounding the U.S. economy is finally picking up.  The housing market is recovering, consumer sentiment is getting off the floor and, most importantly, unemployment is falling....

Unemployment Falls in 75% of U.S. States

Unemployment Falls in 75% of U.S. States

An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing. Unemployment rates are now below 7 percent in 23 of...

The Best Retail Companies To Work For

The Best Retail Companies To Work For

Looking for a job in the retail industry? My Forbes colleagues have already laid out which retailers are doing theheaviest hiring this season, and which ones offer the best pay. But are you wondering where you’d be...