Susan Tompor: Consumers' credit scores improving


Susan Tompor: Consumers' credit scores improving

Credit scores turned into one ugly number for many consumers throughout the recession — putting a halt to how much buying and borrowing consumers could do.

Dennis Gartman out of gold, proclaims death of a bull?

Plus, net worth sinks at fastest pace since depths of recession

Experts don’t see recession

It is easy enough to find someone on Wall Street to say that the wild ride in August for the stock market does not foreshadow another Great Recession.

Recovery’ may not be the right word for what’s going on

Why haven’t we been able to shake the shell-shocked feeling of the Great Recession? (23 mins ago)

Economics Crash Course: Teens Learn College Education Doesn’t Come Cheap

A new study from Junior Achievement and The Allstate Foundation reveals that teens are feeling the fallout from the recession in a number of ways. Two-thirds of teens are changing their college plans due to the recession: half are working more to pay f…

NewsWatch: Oil prices will slow but not halt growth

Loss of Libyan oil probably isn’t enough to drag the global economy into recession, but no one knows how far the antidespot protests will spread, writes Rex Nutting. (18 mins ago)

Spending on the big day

PERSONAL FINANCE:A pig on a spit is the new chocolate fountain, and hired photo booths and chipper vans are making an appearance. Brides are cutting back on some wedding extras but new, recession-defying trends are emerging (3 hours ago)

NewsWatch: Real GDP now at pre-recession levels

The economy in inflation-adjusted terms is now back to where it stood at its peak prior to the Great Recession of 2008-2009. You’d think that this momentous achievement would have been widely noted, but you’d be wrong. And therein lies a tale. (6 hours ago)

Will Americans? frugality outlast the recession?

Americans have a renewed interest in all things frugal during this recession. They’re spending less money, using credit cards less, and the terms frugalista? and bargainista? have entered the daily lexicon. (2 hours ago)

Hail bargains: We’re a frugal nation

Consumers showing signs that their cautious spending habits may hold, even well after the recession’s end Americans have a renewed interest in all things frugal during this recession. They’re spending less money, using credit cards less, and the terms “frugalista” and “bargainista” have entered the daily lexicon. (4 hours ago)