After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States.
Europe’s crisis will be followed by a more devastating one, likely beginning in Japan.
Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy
It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.
Farming is in the midst of a startling renaissance—one that holds lessons for America’s economic future.
Leverage was not the problem—incentives were, and still are.
In this business, the best employees are the most paranoid ones.
And how an upstart company may change that
The Continent’s problems are as much demographic as financial. They won’t go away soon.
And what that tells us about the economy
Market thinking so permeates our lives that we barely notice it anymore. A leading philosopher sums up the hidden costs of a price-tag society.
The left hates him. The right hates him even more. But Ben Bernanke saved the economy—and has navigated masterfully through the most trying of times.
Don Johnson won nearly $6 million playing blackjack in one night, single-handedly decimating the monthly revenue of Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino. Not long before that, he’d taken the Borgata for $5 million and Caesars for $4 million. Here’s how he did it.
GM’s stock price has sunk by a third since its IPO. Why is corporate turnaround so difficult and rare? The answer is often culture—the hardest thing of all to change.
Busted banking careers, crashed consultants, and shrunken incomes: the author attends her 10-year business-school reunion for lessons on how M.B.A.s can survive a recession.
In the past decade, the flow of goods emerging from U.S. factories has risen by about a third. Factory employment has fallen by roughly the same fraction. The story of Standard Motor Products, a 92-year-old, family-run manufacturer based in Queens, sheds light on both phenomena. It’s a story of hustle, ingenuity, competitive success, and promise for America’s economy. It also illuminates why the jobs crisis will be so difficult to solve.
The Republican contender touts his business experience—but does it really matter?
A libertarian economist retracts a swipe at the left—after discovering that our political leanings leave us more biased than we think.
The world’s biggest corporation and the world’s most populous nation have launched a bold experiment in consumer behavior and environmental stewardship: to set green standards for 20,000 suppliers making several hundred thousand items sold to billions of shoppers worldwide. Will that effort take hold, or will it unravel in a recriminatory tangle of misguided expectations and broken promises?
Are members of Congress guilty of insider trading—and does it matter?
We won’t stop the rising tide of infections until we develop a new business model to fight them.
Human progress, to a large degree, has depended on the continual expansion of social networks, which enable faster sharing and shaping of ideas. And humanity’s greatest social innovation remains the city. As our cities grow larger, the synapses that connect them—people with exceptional social skills—are becoming ever more essential to economic growth.
Why the White House—and Washington—should miss departing economic adviser Austan Goolsbee
The Great Recession has accelerated the hollowing-out of the American middle class. And it has illuminated the widening divide between most of America and the super-rich. Both developments herald grave consequences. Here is how we can bridge the gap between us.