US Economy

The nation's top infectious disease expert said moving forward too quickly “would actually set us back."
The first quarter of 2016 is now behind us, and so far the economic news has been distinctly underwhelming...
When it comes to employment rates the UK is in a strong position. It must now use that strength to tackle some of our underlying labour market weaknesses. The real question is not whether we have much to learn from the US. It's whether our government will take heed of those things that have actually worked in our own country over the last few decades.
I am a skeptic. Some years ago, my mother 'blamed' this on my education in science. And it's true, over the years of analysing molecules and ideas I have become extraordinarily critical. I challenge most things I read in the news; doctors' diagnoses and marketing campaigns
The Independence Day holiday in the United States is a chance for a celebration and it gives observers the opportunity for an earnest look at the state of the US, as a country. For us of an economic tint, it seems the picture has become a lot rosier in the past week, certainly worthy of a few fireworks in its own right.
Industry shutdown, the construction sector could not operate in places where the ground was frozen like concrete and output slipped. From an economist's point of view this posed an interesting question. Was the weather weakening output and underlying strength would be seen as soon as the snow thawed? Or were deeper structural issues being masked by the weather?
As you already know, the US Government has been shut down for over two business weeks. The President and Members of Congress battle over who is to blame while failing to present any real solutions. What's going on here in Washington is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem.
Last week I wrote that the US economy was in a sweet spot for the markets, with a Goldilocks, 'not too hot, not too cold' type recovery that won't cause the Fed to tighten, but will provide enough cheer to keep risk 'on'.
'Not too hot, not too cold' just about perfectly sums up the state of the US economy right now. With first quarter growth
President Obama's State of the Union address was full of the soaring rhetoric and accomplished oratory that we've come to expect. Aside from delivering a moving testimony on the need for gun control, and re-affirming his green credentials, a key passage on macro-economic policy is worth considering