Minimum wage impact

Fourteen states will hike the minimum wage this year. Some will benefit from the change and some will lose out.

Economy: Improving picture

American businesses are hiring and fed policy makers are optimistic, so why are stocks falling?

Predictions 2014: The economy

Will there be synchronized global economic growth in the new year?

Washington & the economy

In the past year, there has been growth in the economy and agreement in Washington, but are investors really out of the woods?

Financial literacy 101

Educating consumers about finances is a problem, but not a priority for many companies.

China’s Economic Reforms

China’s one-child per couple policy has caused an accelerated aging of the population. The trend has created an unexpected boom in investing in the older generation.

October Surprise: Jobs

Many more people than expected were added to payrolls last month, but the unemployment rate rose.

Fretting Over the Fed

Stocks fell off sharply after a stronger than expected GDP report causing Wall Street to worry that the Fed could cut stimulus sooner.


As the government reopened after a 16-day partial shutdown, small-business owners have a message for Washington: “Thanks. Sort of.” “The damage has already been done,” said Ron Putman, an entrepreneur in San Diego. While the government was shuttered for more than two weeks, the region’s annual Miramar Air Show was nixed. The cancellation left Putman—operator …

What Wall Street is Watching

New data, new reports and possibly a new direction for the nation’s economy.

An Economic Lesson in Opportunity vs. Cost

Is a fish worth more dead than alive? In this report for NBR, Steve Liesman has a lesson in opportunity vs. cost.

Manufacturer Challenges Economics of Traditional Education

A company in North Carolina is trying to create new manufacturing jobs, and in the process it is challenging the economics of a traditional education.

A Lesson in Behavioral Economics

If you found out your neighbor was using less energy than you, would you make changes? One company is betting you will.

Popcorn Economics

Steve Liesman explains to NBR why the price of popcorn is so expensive.

Interview with Brian Wesbury

The latest gross domestic product report, the U.S. economy grew by a modest 2 ½ percent in the first three months of 2013. Most of that gain came from consumer spending. In this NBR interview, Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors discusses his economic outlook for the U.S.