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.
January 31, 2013
Well, there's a slap in the face. After a wave of positive economic data, the U.S. Commerce Department said the economy put on the brakes in the fourth quarter.
January 30, 2013
There are few surprises in a congressional report on U.S. firms shifting profits to tax havens, except for the release date.
January 29, 2013
As foreseen, the U.S. housing market is turning itself around in what might be called an organic economic recovery.
January 28, 2013
Durable goods orders rose in December, equities look poised for an upbeat day in New York and benchmark Treasury bond yields rose above 2 percent early Monday.
January 27, 2013
Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!
January 25, 2013
Are Walmart greeters role models?
January 23, 2013
Last year was a very costly year in terms of regulations, a think-tank's study found.
January 22, 2013
Some economists say it seems very quiet in Europe these days -- too quiet, perhaps.
January 21, 2013
Google "debt ceiling crisis" and the first article to pop up is one on how to profit from a continued stalemate in Washington.
January 18, 2013
What is need now is for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to reach into his metaphor file and come up with something scarier than "fiscal cliff."
January 17, 2013
There are signs that the housing industry is improving and that much of the foreclosure debacle of 2010 is receding into the history books.
January 16, 2013
U.S. consumer spending held up in the latest retail figures, climbing 0.5 percent in December, despite confidence resting on shaky ground.
January 15, 2013
Once again, Republicans and the White House are drawing lines in the sand concerning the next budget debate in Washington.
January 14, 2013
Bad news: The U.S. Treasury Department said it would not mint a trillion-dollar coin to keep the government from overspending its limit.
January 11, 2013
In the mid 1980s in a one-horse town in upstate New York, the government, with good reasoning, decided to build an addition to the Interstate highways system.