Economy

CNN's Cafferty Rehashes Conspiracy Theory on Gas Prices, Elections

'In the Money' crew entertains notion Big Oil dropping prices to boost GOP; co-host Serwer dismisses price drop as a 'blip.'

CBS's Smith: Media Were 'Screaming with Our Hair on Fire' About Gas Prices

Network anchor now notices gas prices are falling, but other colleagues beat him to the punch.

That Lead Story on Declining Wages? Never Mind

Three days after coauthoring a lead story on the declining value of wages, David Leonhardt finds wages are actually growing this year.

72 Hours after Mourning Death of Wage Growth, Times Notes Wages Up with GDP Growth

New data show wage growth at 7 percent after inflation factored out.

A Liberal Look at Census Income Numbers

Rick Lyman sees "growing evidence of a deepening divide between rich and poor." But economic disparity was higher in 1999, during the Clinton administration.

CNN Starts Weeklong Katrina Series with Attack on Insurance Companies

Reporter Velshi, anchor O'Brien assume corporate greed, dismiss personal responsibility.

Media Point to Dip in Home Sales as Sign of 'Housing Chill'

But industry spokesperson says it's media that should cool it with sensationalistic reporting.

Unhappy Anniversary: Katrina Insurance Battle Continues

TV journalists frame insurance stories with plaintiffs in mind, blaming insurance companies for lack of flood coverage.

Wash. Post Spins Inflation Data Negatively

Most other media outlets report positive assessments from experts after Wall Street rally.

NBC's Brown Blows Smoke on Housing Bubble

Home values still growing, just slower than before as housing market shifts into buyer's market.
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