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  1. April 28, 2014

    Moody’s rejects concerns over jobs data

    The compiler of ADP’s monthly employment data has rebuffed complaints that it tracks the official US jobs numbers too...

  2. October 30, 2013

    US private sector job growth slows

    The US private sector added 130,000 jobs during October in a sign that the government shutdown had modest effects on the...

  1. October 2, 2013

    US private payrolls growth is sluggish in September

    US companies created fewer than expected jobs in September in an indication that the country’s labour market is struggling...

  2. June 5, 2013

    Signs of torpor in US labour market

    A rise in service sector activity calmed jitters about the health of the US economy but there were further signs of torpor...

  3. April 3, 2013

    US private sector job growth slows

    The US private sector added fewer jobs than expected in March, signalling that labour market growth may have eased following...

  4. January 3, 2013

    US private sector jobs surge after Sandy

    US private sector employers boosted hiring and pulled back on job cuts in December, suggesting there has been some momentum...

  5. July 26, 2012

    Remortgaging boom could help Obama

    A mortgage refinancing boom is sweeping through parts of the US ravaged by the housing crisis, offering relief to strained...

  6. January 17, 2012

    Jobs boost fuels hope for US industry

    Manufacturing employment has grown faster in the US than in any other leading developed economy since the start of the...

  7. September 9, 2011

    Small business reaction mixed to Obama jobs plan

    Only minutes after President Barack Obama finished delivering his jobs speech to Congress on Thursday night, the...

  8. July 1, 2011

    Geithner adds to Obama debt woes

    Tim Geithner’s promise to remain as Treasury secretary until talks to lift the country’s borrowing limit are complete...

  9. June 1, 2011

    US housing glut and weak demand depress prices

    Oversupply and depressed demand are combining to throw the US housing market into a downward spiral that could derail the...

  10. May 18, 2011

    Hopes for ‘short sales’ of US homes falter

    Banks are stumbling in efforts to clear inventories of unsold US homes through a strategy known as “short sales” – in which...

  11. April 3, 2011

    Greenspan is wrong: we can reform finance

    Since the passage of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, known as Dodd-Frank, many commentators have...

  12. March 24, 2011

    US housing barometer points to danger

    A large overhang of foreclosed homes along with a credit squeeze is pushing the US housing market to new lows, just as...

  13. FT Alphaville

    March 1, 2011

    Government shutdown, economy slowdown?

    Well, it’s a start. The FT reported Monday evening that the House of Represenatives will on Tuesday vote on a two-week...

  14. February 11, 2011

    Debate on Fannie and Freddie’s fate looms

    A White House report released on Friday is reigniting the politically charged debate over the way US home purchases are...

  15. February 6, 2011

    Resale fears undermine US housing market

    US house prices are now fairly valued, and in some cases undervalued, according to two measures, but analysts expect...

  16. FT Alphaville

    January 4, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Calculated Risk’s outlook for US housing prices this year. - A less sunny outlook for jobs creation...

  17. December 29, 2010

    US mortgage foreclosures rise sharply

    US mortgage foreclosures jumped in the third quarter as fewer borrowers qualified for loan modifications that would have...

  18. FT Alphaville

    December 8, 2010

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - We might have to start worrying about oil prices again soon. - It is strange that there haven’t been...

  19. October 24, 2010

    US foreclosure pipeline slows

    The foreclosure process in the US is slowing, enabling delinquent borrowers to stay in their homes for months after they...

  20. September 5, 2010

    Obama seeks to retain R&D tax credit

    President Barack Obama is to ask Congress to expand and make permanent a tax credit for research and development to boost a...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2010

    Stimulus averted second Depression, study says

    A new paper from a former Fed vice-chair and Moody’s’ chief economist argues that the massive economic interventions of the...

  22. Money Supply

    July 27, 2010

    Did the US fiscal stimulus work?

    I have a piece about the effects of the US fiscal stimulus in the paper today. My personal conclusion is that it very likely...

  23. July 26, 2010

    Economists dispute effect of US stimulus

    Thomas Jefferson, no fan of deficit spending, has a clearer view of the US fiscal stimulus than any living politician. From...

  24. Money Supply

    July 12, 2010

    Fighting long-term unemployment with a tax credit

    One of the biggest concerns at the Federal Reserve and within the Obama administration is the spike in long-term...

  25. February 22, 2010

    Stripped-down US jobs bill limps to vote

    When senators return to Washington today after a short recess they will be facing their first vote on a jobs bill worth...

  26. February 21, 2010

    Stripped-down US jobs bill limps to vote

    When senators return to Washington on Monday after a short recess, they will be facing their first vote on a jobs bill worth...

  27. Money Supply

    February 18, 2010

    Petition: 'Economists for wage subsidies'

    Economists in the US, have signed a petition for a hiring tax-credit… so civilised. Brad De Long, professor of economics at...

  28. February 17, 2010

    US banks turn to short sale strategy

    Big US banks including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are turning to a new tactic to clear their...

  29. FT Alphaville

    October 30, 2009

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Bernanke’s modern encapsulation of Friedman’s bold revelation. - The story behind WaMu’s demise. -...

  30. October 8, 2009

    New monetary target

    It is an unlikely rallying cry. At marches and meetings against big government across the US, where some placards damn the...

  31. March 13, 2009

    US trade gap shrinks to lowest in six years

    The US trade gap shrank by almost 10 per cent in January to the lowest level for six years, as Americans’ once voracious...

  32. February 13, 2009

    Impact of US plan will be felt slowly

    Economists disagree over the effects of the $789bn US stimulus bill, but few think its impact will be felt any time soon by...

  33. February 12, 2009

    Impact of US plan will be felt slowly

    Economists disagree over the effects of the $789bn US stimulus bill, but few think its impact will be felt any time soon by...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 9, 2009

    Moody's calls a bottom in US housing

    Step forward, Mark Zandi of Moody’s, so that we at FT Alphaville may hail your bravery, your verve, your iconoclasm. Or at...

  35. December 9, 2008

    Pressure on Obama to deliver first time

    Barack Obama has warned Americans that the US economy will get worse before it gets better. But many economists fear that...

  36. December 8, 2008

    Pressure on Obama to deliver

    Barack Obama has warned Americans that the US economy will get worse before it gets better. But many economists are worrying...

  37. October 9, 2008

    Households face ‘perfect storm’

    When Fred Thompson, the former senator and star of the Law & Order television series, took the stage at the Republican...

  38. September 9, 2008

    Fannie and Freddie rescue triggers stocks rally

    Global equity markets powered ahead yesterday, although Wall Street tempered its early gains as investors responded to the...

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