Marcella S. Kreiter
April 07, 2013
Riddle me this: When is a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate not good news?
March 31, 2013
The sight of 20 small bodies lying on the floor of a first grade classroom in Newtown, Conn., rattled most Americans.
March 24, 2013
Baby steps. As U.S. President Barack Obama has conceded, the chance for a grand plan when it comes to the federal budget appears to be dead. And last week, he indicated a comprehensive plan for peace in the Middle East appears to be a distant hope as well.
March 17, 2013
U.S. banks appear increasingly willing to accept short sales -- selling a home for less than the balance on its mortgage -- rather than taking possession of a property, a report by online real estate tracking firm RealtyTrac indicates.
March 17, 2013
The latest mantra in budget rhetoric, "chained CPI," has become a rallying point for seniors and organizations like AARP, which see the change in calculating inflation for entitlement and other programs floated by President Obama as having a disproportionate impact on the elderly.
March 10, 2013
U.S. equity markets are on a roll and unemployment is coming down -- could happy days be here again?
March 04, 2013
CHICAGO, March 4 (UPI) -- American demographics are changing -- and not just because the baby boom generation is moving into its golden years, says Tom Mirabile, a trend analyst for the International Housewares Association.
March 03, 2013
If fingerpointing were an Olympic sport, Washington would win the gold hands down.
March 02, 2013
CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) -- It sounds counterintuitive, but the Great Recession actually was a good thing for the $305 billion housewares industry.
February 24, 2013
If a class war is heating up, a pilot study by Northwestern and Vanderbilt universities indicates the federal spending deficit may be the trigger.
February 17, 2013
Anyone who thought last week's State of the Union address would usher in a new era of bipartisan cooperation and an end to crisis government in Washington was sorely mistaken.
February 10, 2013
With U.S. President Barack Obama preparing to travel within weeks to the Middle East in hopes of jumpstarting peace talks, former Reagan and Bush administrations figure Elliott Abrams is wondering whether the current administration has learned from the mistakes of its predecessors.
February 03, 2013
Fiscal cliff averted (sort of). Check. Debt ceiling postponed. Check. Credit rating reduction avoided. Check. Economy apparently stabilized for now. Check. Deficit reduction? Hmmmm.
January 27, 2013
One thing we can say for sure about reforms to Social Security and Medicare: They won't look like your grandmother's plans.
January 20, 2013
There's something unsettling about Newt Gingrich being the most reasonable voice in the room.