Economy

Networks: Holiday Sales No Reason for 'Ho, Ho, Ho'

CBS continues trend as most downbeat of network newscasts for economic coverage.

CNN's 'Recession Watch' Continues, with New Definition of Recession

Morning show focuses on negative Christmas shopping predictions as indicator of economic health, despite strong job growth.

Networks Still Don't Get Foreclosure Stats Correct

CBS, ABC and NBC predictably report foreclosures, but give differing statistics on evening news broadcasts.

NPR: The Economy Is Surviving $100 Oil

Public radio broadcast says $100 oil hasn't had too much of a negative effect on economy ... 'yet.'

'Today' Tells Viewers Fall in the Stock Market Can Be a Good Thing

CNBC personal finance expert Suze Orman explains the 'buy low and sell high' strategy is best for long-term investors.

CNBC Anchor's 'Gut Feeling' Says No Recession

'Face of CNBC' Maria Bartiromo tells 'Today' she has doubts about economic downturn despite gloom and doom reporting.

Times Warns Economy "Will Worsen Before It Gets Better"

As if the economy isn't actually strong right now. What the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke actually said: "...the overall economy remained resilient in recent months."

Times Leads with "Slowdown Fear," Stayed Ho-Hum Over Good Economic News

A big drop in the Dow gives the Times an excuse to warn of slowdown fears on the front page - yet the Times downplayed the stock market's recent record high and suggested the great new jobs report ...

A Ho-Hum Christmas Already?

Annual worries over 'weak' holiday spending hit the airwaves when it's barely November.

CNN's 'Your $$$$$' Scours the Nation for Recession Hints

Co-hosts prod guests about the R-word, select states with bad news.
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