Category: Economy

TV Ad Spending Shows Signs of Revival

As television networks enter the frenzied ad-sales period known as the “upfronts,” they would seem to have a dismal story to tell. Cord-cutting is rising, ratings are sinking and ad-free streaming services such as...

IMF Boss Urges U.S. To Raise The Federal Minimum Wage

The U.S. should increase the federal minimum wage, expand a key tax credit for low-income workers and enact more “family-friendly” policies if it wants to boost the economy, Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary...

Has the Federal Reserve messed up?

America’s central bank has two goals: get the country to full employment and keep the costs of goods stable. The Federal Reserve can put a fat check mark next to those goals. So why...

The Great OK: U.S. economy muddles along

U.S. interest rates remain extremely low and that can only mean one thing: The economy isn’t growing fast enough to justify making it more expensive to borrow. The Federal Reserve is expected to stand...