Economy

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.

Strong Employment Report "Too Good to Be True"?

The U.S. economy added 166,000 jobs in October, much more than expected - but the Times wrung out as many cold water caveats as it could to dampen enthusiasm.

Job Numbers Crush Expectations After Warnings of Recession

NBC, CBS hedge the health of the economy on a jobs report, which turns out to be unexpectedly strong.

GDP Growth Missed by CBS, Downplayed by NBC

Federal Reserve rate cut shines spotlight on the economy, but only ABC 'World News' finds a ray of light.

CBS Wrong on Danger of Merrill Lynch Shakeup

Dow closes up 63 points one day after reports of Merrill Lynch CEO Stanley O'Neal's possible ousting.

CNN's 'Your $$$$$' Gets Gas Price Prediction Wrong

Though predicted price spike didn't happen, show still talks down about the future.

CNN's Chetry: If the Fires Don't Take It, 'Insurance Companies Just Might'

Even before the last California fire has been put out, 'American Morning' launches assault on business.

Poor Mexicans "Being Squeezed" by Decline in Money Sent Home from Illegals

Isn't the plight of poor Mexicans properly the responsibility of Mexico?
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