Gwen DeGross

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China Gold Buying Means Price Floor to Standard Chartered

The cheapest gold in four years is proving irresistible for shoppers in China and India, where rebounding demand may signal an end to the longest …

What Economists Know That Managers Don’t (and Vice Versa)

Why did Jean Tirole win the Nobel Prize in Economics? Not for the highly-regarded work on competition between small numbers of firms with which his career began more than thirty years ago but for more recent work on how carefully structured regulation can improve performance relative to unbridled …

More Employers Are Hiring But They Aren’t Raising Pay

For years now, economics reporters have been writing about the “slow but steady” recovery in the job market. Every piece of good news was tempered …

Economics

Oil Prices Are Dropping. So What?

As the global oil supply has increased and demand has weakened, prices are down to about $80 a barrel, a more than 25 percent drop since June, and recently fell to a three-year low. What should we make of this shakeup? Will it scramble our economy or upend global politics, doom the Keystone …

The U.S. economy looks pretty good except for that whole paying people thing

The U.S. economy put up another solid jobs reports on Friday, logging its ninth-straight month of adding more than 200,000 private-sector position. …