Among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in 2012, the Washington, D.C. metro area had the highest economic confidence index score for the second year in a row.
The February 10, 2010, broadcast of NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook, Europe’s Debt, Global Crisis?, analyzes the growing debt crisis of the five PIIGS of the European Union – Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain. Little Greece has the worst credibility problem. The reason why this matters is due to fears that Greece could [...]
With the news that GDP grew at 3.5% in the third quarter, it seems apparent that economic recovery is underway. How much of this was a result of government programs? To evaluate this, it is important to understand what constitutes a recovery. There are three developments needed to restore the economy to its prior vibrancy. [...]