Economics in the News

The New York Times

Playing the Long Game in Ukraine
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Readers discuss possible motivations for Russia’s actions and outcomes.

For China and Japan, the Economic Challenges Ahead Are Similar
Friday, April 18, 2014
Analysts and investors are keeping a close watch as both countries work to push through far-reaching changes to their economies.

Today in Small Business: Smart Soda Cans?
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Electricity prices surge. Why a Kickstarter campaign failed. Can “liking” a brand online void a consumer’s right to sue?

In Bihar, Economic Concerns Are Tied Up in Caste Politics
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Development has become a central issue in this year’s elections, but voters are also mindful of how the state government makes decisions based on caste.

Industrial Output Climbs, and New-Home Starts Tick Up
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Housing starts, however, lagged, coming in nearly at a rate well below November’s recent peak.