Companies have been criticized for the vast sums they are sending investors. Some of that money could be put to better use but for the most part, our columnist says, bring it on.
Positive economic signs have sent the S&P 500 higher for four consecutive weeks, but some investors worry about how long the rally can last.
This sort of thing is tricky, even for economists.
Getting off fossil fuels can bring price stability and significant savings, but consumers may also face “greenflation.”
What July’s Big Zero does — and doesn’t — mean for the future.
Now that Joe Manchin has saved the Democratic agenda, how should liberals think about him?
Market declines during the first five years of retirement can have a significant effect on a financial portfolio, but remaining flexible can mitigate the damage.
There may be better ways to slow global warming, but this legislation is a big step forward.
After peaking in mid-June, they have tracked a global decline in oil prices and are back where they were in March.
What a $280 billion law signed by President Biden this week might mean for Americans.
Prices have increased rapidly since last year, but barely budged in July — a positive development, though not yet enough for a victory lap.
Speaking at the White House, the president declared that his “economic plan is working.”
We are pulling apart from each other in a way that Is making the problem worse.
Democrats say the climate and tax bill will help win over a skeptical electorate in November, as Republicans try to galvanize their base against a progressive wish list.
The Federal Maritime Commission, traditionally obscure, has been cast by Congress and the administration to help lead the campaign to tame inflation.
Americans with low incomes are pulling back from buying even as their richer counterparts keep spending — with potentially big consequences.
The president needs to seize this moment and brag about his wins.
The bill includes billions in tax credits for the production of renewable energy, drug-pricing reforms and a boost for the I.R.S.
With the world grappling with rising prices, a tour through Argentina reveals that years of inflation can give rise to a truly bizarre economy.
Jobs aplenty. Sizzling demand. If the United States is headed into a recession, it is taking an unusual route, with many markers of a boom.
With a new corporate minimum tax, Democrats would be adding complexity to an already byzantine tax system.
The Inflation Reduction Act may be the single-most important piece of climate legislation in American history.
Employers hired rapidly and paid more in July, suggesting the Federal Reserve may have to remain aggressive in its effort to cool the economy.
The increase of 528,000 outstripped expectations, and the gains were spread widely across industries. The jobless rate fell to 3.5 percent.
Changes demanded by Senator Kyrsten Sinema will preserve a tax loophole that Democrats have complained about for years.
When inflation was soaring 40 years ago and the economy slowed, short-term investing was perilous. But people with patience and long horizons came out fine.
A Times investigation revealed a coordinated effort by state treasurers to use government muscle and public funds to punish companies trying to reduce greenhouse gases.
Expanding AmeriCorps could help us solve a number of pressing individual, social and economic problems.
When we think about things like inflation and monetary policy, it’s best to frame them through people. And people are, of course, silly and messy.
The maritime insurance industry says policing oil transactions is not workable, raising questions about enforcement of a buyers’ cartel.
Industrial policy is back in Washington, as a vast semiconductor and science bill gives the government new sway over a strategic industry.
Stocks rose after the Federal Reserve’s recent meeting, with investors hoping the central bank would dial back rate increases. Not so soon, officials indicated on Tuesday.
Despite Republican claims, the new legislation would be only a modest corporate tax increase, Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation found.
The Schumer-Manchin compromise is a step in the right direction.
This bill just might catalyze a crucial energy transition.
Democrats are shaping their own version.
A large new study offers clues about how lower-income children can rise up the economic ladder.
Goody bags include the biggest surprise of all: action on climate change.
Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.
With the midterm elections around the corner, the challenge for President Biden is to make sure his latest successes resonate with Americans who remain deeply skeptical about the future.
The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge climbed rapidly in June. Wage and benefit gains are fast, too, separate data showed.
Many companies are navigating tough times better than investors had feared.
We don’t have a good agreed-upon definition.
The rebound in stocks is a reflection that the current round of updates from corporate America are not as bad as feared. But there are still reasons for investors to be wary.
Why workers’ pay has become central to inflation debates.
The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.
Corporate optimism may seem at odds with the Fed’s grim determination to hold back the economy to get inflation down, but earnings tell a story that other data doesn’t.
It is not whether the U.S. is in a recession. It’s whether the economy will soon worsen.
The Manchin-Schumer bill may well prove inadequate. It also represents a generational achievement.