I seek out Canadian economist Jeff Rubin to get beyond the ABCs now that "U," "V" and the dreaded double-dipping "W" are no longer letters but the shapes of predicted economic recovery.
How we count things up says a great deal about us. The GDP is like a household that counts only its income and ignores expenses, debts, what the kids need and myriad other things.
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The U.S. job market may be showing signs of life, according to a report issued by the Labor Department on Friday.
According to the Bank of Canada, down is up. What most people see as an economy in decline conceals a "nascent" recovery, with real growth starting in the last six months of this year.
Palin was the last clear expression of capitalism-as-usual before everything went south. She showed us -- in that plainspoken, down-homey way of hers -- the trajectory the U.S. economy was on.
As the recession affects the working lives of people like Kendra, Ted and Lance, who are excluded from Canada's system of employment insurance, the debate grows. The second in a two-part series.
After nudging ahead of the Conservatives, the Grits have fallen back, unable to establish any kind of a lead, polling data shows.
Canada has tested the limits of the power of inertia in economic policy. It is time for something new.
As the Wall Street-generated economic storm has squeezed public finances, Toronto's striking city workers find themselves in the crosshairs.
Wouldn't it be nice to get back to the way things used to be? That kind of wishful thinking was behind the financial markets' exuberant but short-lived rebound in the spring.