December 6th, 2013
08:24 PM ET

Surprising jobs report boosts stocks... but will it last?

The lead story tonight: stocks surge thanks to a strong jobs report.

The Dow soared nearly 200 points today, wiping away most of the week's losses. November's jobs report was much stronger than analysts expected.

The economy added 203,000 jobs last month, 20,000 more than predicted. The unemployment rate also fell to 7%, the lowest it's been in five years.

Seems like a whole lot of positive news, but is it as good as it sounds? Joining us tonight is Doug Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office and an economist for President Bush, and Austan Goolsbee, a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for President Obama.

Filed under: Economy • Federal Reserve
November 12th, 2013
08:34 PM ET

Former Obama official Larry Summers on Obamacare & Fed chair nominee

Former Obama official and Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers came OutFront to discuss Obamacare and the economy. He also gives us his take on Janet Yellen's nomination for Federal Reserve chair, a job many thought he would be nominated for instead.

OutFront Extra: More of Erin Burnett's interview with Larry Summers.

Filed under: Economy • Federal Reserve • News • Obamacare
October 8th, 2013
10:11 PM ET

New $100 bill is harder to counterfeit

It's all about the Benjamins.

Billions of redesigned $100 bills hit banks today. The Federal Reserve says the new bills include security features that will make it hard to counterfeit.

CNN's Tom Foreman is OutFront with the latest.

Filed under: Economy • News
September 30th, 2013
08:47 PM ET

Stocks fall on shutdown fears

The markets have officially responded to the dysfunction in Washington, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping more than 128 points today.

So how will this latest round of crisis in Washington really impact the U.S. economy? Jim Bianco, President of Bianco Research, is OutFront.

Filed under: Economy • Government Shutdown • Markets
September 20th, 2013
09:26 PM ET

Economist: Breaching the debt limit would be cataclysmic

All three of the major indices closed lower, the Dow losing 185 points. Investors are watching the fights in Congress closely.

It's a game they've seen played out before: 776 days ago, a similar fight cost the United States its top credit rating, sending stocks lower and eroding consumer confidence.

And that was just the downgrade.

What would happen if the government actually shut down?

OutFront: Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody's Analytics.

Filed under: Economy • News
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