Wall Street continues to make steady gains but slow job growth and low consumer confidence means middle class Americans have been left behind. Christine Romans asks Jake Tapper and Greg Valliere whether we can depend on government to bridge the gap.
September's jobs report was late thanks to the government shutdown, but the modest gains were on track. Christine Romans reveals why this time the unemployment rate went down for the right reasons.
Congress narrowly avoided a default disaster. But only by extending its own deadline: just more short-term thinking about long-term problems. Christine Romans, John King and Greg Valliere forecast what the next round will look like in February.
Tea party conservatism has contaminated the Republican brand. Has the faction’s hand in the debt crisis alienated big business from the party for good? Christine Romans asks David Frum and Will Cain.
Congratulations on barely avoiding a crisis of your own creation, Congress. Christine Romans isn't impressed and explains why there's plenty more work to do.
Robert Shiller was just awarded the Nobel Prize for his early warnings about the housing and Internet bubbles. Take a look back at some of his prize-winning predictions.
Who will pay for the current political fiasco? Perhaps Republican debt deniers, but most likely the economy. Christine Romans asks Candy Crowley and Ken Rogoff to weigh in.
Once again Washington is betting with the economy: is it a stake too high for the country to sustain? Fareed Zakaria tells Christine Romans why the current stalemate in Washington is so dangerous.
Has the American government been held hostage by members of Congress? Christine Romans talks with, John Avlon, Rana Foroohar, and hostage negotiator Chriss Voss.