Economy

NBC Misleads about Housing Problems

Network claims 'All 20 Cities' in Decline, but CNN shows 'almost 5 percent' gains in Seattle and Charlotte.

Talking Ourselves into Recession

Despite Federal Reserve's expectations of no recession in 2008, journalists can't get enough of the word.

After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Stronger Than Predicted

Retail sales show big gains, although several media outlets warned of the worst.

Titanic Bias? Times Implies U.S. Economy Is Sinking Into Recession

As the 2008 election approaches, the Times uses the image of a sinking red "RECE$$ION" to communicate a fear that is so far only a phantom menace.

ABC Exaggerates Thanksgiving Costs to Show Traditional Feast Will Gobble Wallets

Cost of a typical Thanksgiving dinner still a bargain, some say, and when adjusted for inflation, costs are actually down.

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.
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