Shobhana Chandra

Why falling prices are a bad thing

Cheaper prices for everything sounds like a dream come true. Too bad it’s a formula for a slowing economy in which many consumers could find...

As employment rises, wages stay low

Amy Valle is caught in a labor-market recovery that's forcing some Americans to settle for less. Before she lost her job as a full-time health-department...

Economy to accelerate into 2011, data show

The index of leading indicators rose for a fourth consecutive month, manufacturing surged in the Philadelphia area and jobless claims climbed less than forecast, signaling...

Jobs data ease recession fears

Companies in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast last month, easing concern the world's largest economy is sliding back into a recession.

Consumer credit balloons in June

U.S. consumers borrowed more than twice as much as economists forecast in June as the slump in real-estate prices prevented homeowners...