Anthony Hall has covered the Finance Desk for United Press International since January 2008. He presently writes a weekday finance column called "Economic Outlook," and two weekend columns for comic relief: "Don't try this at home," and "Understatement of the Week," which appear on Sundays.
Prior to UPI, Hall worked as a product reviewer for The New York Times and as a stringer for their Metro Section. He has written for several national magazines and dozens of newspapers over the years on topics ranging from business to medical ethics to entomology. He began his career as the business editor for the Ithaca Times in the early 1980s.
February 22, 2013
Nobody likes spending cuts but the champion of that attitude is clearly President Barack Obama, who seems to have a very clear pain-avoidance agenda.
February 21, 2013
The Federal Reserve revealed Wednesday that its policy-setting Open Market Committee was divided over the issue of asset purchases, sending stock lower.
February 20, 2013
The sequester debate in Washington shows lawmakers have not changed playgrounds, they have just changed the sport along with the changing seasons.
February 18, 2013
The answer to the U.S. economic morass lies under our feet, literally, some would say.
February 15, 2013
The merger that would create the world's largest airline was announced with handshakes, broad smiles and mutual admiration.
February 14, 2013
The European recession is deeper and more entrenched than many believed, the continent's primary data agency said Thursday.
February 13, 2013
Can a U.S. economic recovery afford compassion? The president's contention is that it can.
February 12, 2013
A nomination hearing for Jack Lew, a former Citigroup manager, to serve as U.S. treasury secretary would seem to offer a unique perspective on bank bailouts.
February 11, 2013
The question for Wall Street this week is how far ahead are stocks and when is the correction going to come?
February 08, 2013
The Congressional Budget Office said this week new policies would pinch spending among the rich and the poor.
February 07, 2013
Once you name the problem, you are half way home and the problem is getting the U.S. economy going without using any stimulus dollars to do it.
February 06, 2013
The Congressional Budget Office said the U.S. deficit had dropped considerably since 2009, but it will rise by the end of the decade.
February 05, 2013
Suing Standard and Poor's isn't a good idea for the Justice Department.
February 04, 2013
Asking how Tim Geithner did as the U.S. treasury secretary, one week after he has stepped down, is a question of tone and detail.
February 01, 2013
All three major U.S. stock boards were down for the week as of Thursday's close but not so far down a fifth week of gains was out of reach.