Economy

ElectionWatch: Obama Proposes Tax Hike as Part of Economic Stimulus Plan

After being pressed by 'American Morning' anchor, Democratic presidential hopeful says tax increase on wealthy would 'bolster our fiscal situation.'

'Early Show' Makes Carter Years Comparisons in One-Sided View of Economy

Bloomberg TV anchor appears on CBS only offering worst predictions in survey, ignoring the majority, who say no recession in 2008.

Even CNBC Stock Analyst Assumes Recession is a Foregone Conclusion

'Squawk Box' regular David Faber expresses concern over business spending.

Cramer: The Fed 'Wants a Recession'

CNBC 'Mad Money' host accuses Fed of 'punishing' public with gradual rate cuts.

Times Says Free Market a False Idol

Simplistic liberalism in the news pages: "For more than a quarter-century, the dominant idea guiding economic policy in the United States and much of the globe has been that the market is ...

Year in Review: Who's Right, Who's Wrong with 2007 Predictions

BusinessWeek survey of economists and stock pickers from late 2006 gauges accuracy of guesses from the experts media rely on.

2.4 Percent: 'Dramatic' Decrease or 'Disappointing' Increase?

Media downplay billions of dollars in increased holiday spending as 'weak' and 'disappointing'.

No Christmas Cheer for Retailers - at Least Not During Bush Years

Ho ho ho? A "bleak holiday shopping season" with retailers "weeping over holiday sales receipts."

Media Use Strong GDP as Basis for 'Recession'

Commerce Dept. confirms last month's 4.9 percent growth forecast, but media make their own forecast.

Networks: Low Women's Clothing Sales Foreshadow 'Nightmare'

Reporters paint ominous picture of the holiday shopping season based on one sector showing lower sales - even though many are up.
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