Look around prime time television line-ups and you'll find several examples of the economic hard times that Americans are facing. And though times are starting to look better, with the economy trending upward, more Great Recession-themed shows are popping up on TV schedules.
New economic reports out Thursday morning had good news about the American economy — but not good enough to really push down the nation's unemployment rate. Experts say we'll need much stronger growth, stronger than they're forecasting for the year, to see large and sustained declines in unemployment.
As Greece tries to recover from the bailouts, the failed economy and the austerity measures, a small group of protesters have gathered outside the European Central Bank in Germany to criticize the measures that bank has insisted on in order for Greece to access the bailout funds it needs.
Cushing, Okla., is known to some as the pipeline intersection for the world. It's there where President Barack Obama traveled on Thursday to pledge his support for building the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, to get oil from Cushing to the Texas Gulf Coast refineries.
Greece's antiquities are being stolen at an increased rate as Greek budgets shrink — especially those for security around cultural sites. Greece's archaeologists are turning to the public for help in keeping the country's heritage top of mind as budgets get cut.
Long-term unemployment numbers are the highest they've been since the Great Depression. Unfortunately, it is still difficult to find a job in this economy, and experts are predicting that’s not going to change anytime soon.
The price at the pump is climbing and President Barack Obama's poll numbers are sinking. But Republicans and Democrats aren't really doing anything new to address the prices, merely rehashing old talking points. But is there anything they even can do?
In Greece, the economic downturn and debt crisis has forced an increasingly large number of people out on the street. The government shelters can't do enough, so it's left up to private groups. And they're struggling to meet the burden.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made what some have called an outrageous claim about the roles of American citizens and their government, in calling for the most fortunate Americans to bear the burden of the privilege of being an American by paying higher taxes. Is it a privilege to be an American? And if so … what does that privilege cost?
Despite recent tuition hikes, state colleges are struggling to fund popular programs because of cutbacks in government support. As a result, many of these programs are losing support or disappearing altogether, despite offering training for some of the most highly sought skills in the job market.