Economic Indicators

New Jobs Figures Are Bad News for Obama

It wasn’t what the Obama Administration wanted to hear. The new employment figures out this morning show that the U.S. economy created a mere 96,000 jobs in August, far fewer than the 130,000 that most economists were …

Money Talking: What Matters More to Voters, Gas Prices or Jobs?

A lot of people say gas prices will affect the election. But, in fact, the unemployment rate is a lot more important as a political predictor. New York Times columnist Joe Nocera and I examine the connection between economics and elections — as well as how lousy we all are at predicting risk, and the top financial news of the week — on …

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