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Disease, War And Terrorism Are Dimming Economic Prospects, Especially In Africa

The International Monetary Fund issued a gloomy forecast and stock investors reacted. By the market's close, the Dow Jones industrial average had tumbled 272.58 points, or 1.6 percent

So A Global Economist Walks Into A Comedy Club ...

Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!

A Silent Majority Of Undereducated And Underemployed Millennials

Millennials are often portrayed as overeducated and underemployed. But a large portion of millennials lack a college education, making it even harder for them to find work.

Hewlett-Packard Will Split Into Two Companies

The ailing company that was founded 75 years ago has laid off more than 40,000 workers in recent years. Mergers that were meant to help it compete have not panned out.

Atlantic City Falls From Glittering Resort To Bargain Basement

With four casinos shuttered, a fifth on the brink and 7,000 jobs lost, the once-glittery Atlantic City ponders a path to the future.

Obama Plays Off Positive Jobs Report But Voters May Not Buy It

The White House says the new jobs numbers are evidence its policies are working. It's a message President Obama is taking on the road, but it's unclear if it will move voters in the midterm elections.

How Tough Is The Mortgage Market? Even Bernanke Can't Get Refinanced

The former Fed chair told an audience in Chicago that he was unable to refinance his home loan, adding that lenders "may have gone a little bit too far on mortgage credit conditions."

Unemployment Falls To 5.9 Percent, Lowest In 6 Years

The U.S. economy also added 248,000 jobs last month, according to Bureau of labor Statistics data that were stronger than expected.

U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance And A Look Ahead

A century ago, U.S. manufacturers were building a mountain of wealth that unskilled workers could climb. Today, economists see U.S. factories flourishing but say workers will see fewer opportunities.

New Jobs Report Is A Bounceback From Disappointing August

The U.S. jobless rate dropped below 6 percent in September, the lowest it's been since July 2008. And employers added 248,000 new jobs to their payrolls, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.