Tagged: Economics reporting

U.S. could face rating cut next year

Moody’s Investors Service, following fellow rating agency Standard & Poor’s, said the U.S. could lose its Aaa rating next year if Congress doesn’t take orderly action to reduce the nation’s debt. From the Wall...

The cost of an education

With students streaming back to college campuses, flooding their favorite bars and restaurants, and shelling out for books, there have been several timely pieces on the cost of college. Several have even questioned whether...

So, are you better off?

Bloomberg Insider, the political convention print publication by Bloomberg News, has an interesting opinion piece by “The Editors” (whatever that means) analyzing if the country is better off than it was four years ago....

Trying to make sense of the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday revealed the central bank was poised to take further action to help the economy. In what several described as uncharacteristically strong language,...

Trish Regan covers conventions from a biz perspective

Business Insider’s Julia LaRoche posted a slideshow of Bloomberg Television’s Trish Regan’s economic reporting at the Bloomberg Link headquarters at the Republican National Convention.  It’s a behind-the-scenes piece on Bloomberg’s presence along with what it’s...

Labor Department releases data early

The Department of Labor on Thursday released its closely watched weekly jobless report at least five minutes early on its website, ahead of its embargo release time for business reportrs, reports Geoffrey Rogow and...

Bloomberg vs. WSJ in loan coverage

Hal Morris, writing on his GrumpyEditor.com site, notes that Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal had different interpretations of a Federal Reserve report on lending. Morris writes, “Bloomberg News, in pointing out ‘banks...