Economy signs: Better-than-expected means what?

September 14, 2010

A customer counts his cash at the register while purchasing an item at a Best Buy store in Flushing, New York March 27, 2010.  REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi Better-than-expected retail sales data eased recession fears today but not by much. The lukewarm reaction from many analysts doesn’t exactly paint a clear picture for the economy.

Economy signs: Some good news

September 9, 2010

A sign is pictured on Wall St. near the New York Stock Exchange in New York November 25, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonA look at the macroeconomic news and its impact on the mood of investors and the direction of the economy. Are we heading for a double-dip recession?

Economy signs: Housing a painful recovery

September 8, 2010

An occupied house sits next to two of fifteen empty lots on Desoto street that are listed on the auction block during the Wayne County tax foreclosures properties auction of almost 9,000 properties in Detroit, Michigan October 21, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook A look at the macroeconomic news and its impact on the mood of investors and the direction of the economy. Are we heading for a double-dip recession?