The Americas Economy
Will The US Follow Canada In Scrapping Its Penny?
February 26 2013 8:38 AM
Canada started the process of phasing out its one-cent coin. What are America's plans for the future of its penny?
An Unemployed World, A ‘Lost Generation’
January 22 2013 1:02 PM
Rising youth jobless rates have spurred concern over a “lost generation.” Global joblessness hit 197 million, up 4 million in 2012.
Economic Events For The Coming Week, Jan 7-11
January 04 2013 3:01 PM
The U.S. trade deficit likely narrowed in November, and the euro-zone recession probably worsened at the end of last year.
Manufacturing Up? In US And Asia, But Not In Euro Zone
January 02 2013 12:26 PM
An improvement in global sentiment should boost factory sectors in most countries in the coming months, but a strong rebound is unlikely.
November US Jobs Report, ECB December Meeting: Economic Events For Dec. 4-7
December 04 2012 1:27 PM
Superstorm Sandy will likely put dent in the November jobs report.
US Q3 GDP Second Estimate, Fed’s Beige Book, New Home Sales: Economic Events For Nov. 26-30
November 26 2012 2:36 PM
After returning from the Thanksgiving break, market participants will face a crowded economic calendar.
Greece Bailout, BoJ Meeting, US Housing Data: Economic Events For Nov. 19-23
November 19 2012 9:59 AM
Counting down to Thanksgiving.
Ikea 'Regrets' Using Forced Labor In Former East Germany
November 16 2012 4:58 PM
The Ikea Group has apologized for using forced labor in the former German Democratic Republic to manufacture certain products. The company acknowledged it was aware of the forced-labor conditions and profited from the practice.
Argentina Should See Second Half Growth, Followed By Contraction -- Again
November 15 2012 3:26 PM
A rebound in agricultural production following a 2011/12 drought probably buoyed Argentina’s gross domestic product in the third quarter.
Retail Sales, FOMC Minutes, Euro Zone Q3 GDP: Economic Events For Nov. 12-16
November 13 2012 10:52 AM
Data releases this week are expected to show some of the economic impact caused by Sandy.
This Week’s Economic Events: US Presidential Election
November 06 2012 7:16 AM
This week, the two largest economies will have political transitions, three central banks will meet, and Greece's parliament is set to vote on key reforms.
Economic Events This Week: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
October 28 2012 4:44 PM
The U.S. employment situation summary Friday will carry the most weight, because it will be the last jobs report before Election Day.