Ellen Simon

Presidents’ role in job creation

President Obama has pledged to put America back to work. If only it were that easy. Records going back to 1948 show that every president...

Spiral of job cuts continues

Employers announced a total of nearly 40,000 job cuts Friday, almost all of them related to problems in other parts of the economy. Unconfirmed media...

Manufacturing index drops to 26-year low

The Institute for Supply Management's monthly-manufacturing index dropped to a 26-year low Monday — another dire read on the economy that helped send stocks sharply...