GDP growth 2010

Forget the BRICs -- 2011 Could Be 'the Year of the USA'

Goldman's Jim O'Neill shot to fame by predicting the staggering rise of emerging-market economies like the BRIC nations, Brazil, Russia, India and China. But 2011, he says, "will be the beginning of a new phase in which the U.S. has strong GDP growth."

Rising Oil Prices Won't Derail the Economic Recovery

Yes, oil prices are climbing again and will likely do so for a while. But never fear: The price forecasts remain too low to make a big impact on the U.S. economy, which is far more energy-efficient these days. Here are three other reasons.

Citing 'Insufficient' Growth, Fed Keeps Policy Steady

The Federal Reserve Tuesday kept its current accommodative monetary policy going steadily and continued its program of quantitative easing, saying that the economic recovery is continuing, but the growth rate "has been insufficient to bring down unemployment."

A Dose of Bah, Humbug for Holiday Sales Growth

Major retailers are reporting healthy gains in November revenues, adding more evidence that holiday sales will be significantly higher than last year. But reading that as a sign of a wider economic recovery may be giving too much credit to what turns out to be a tiny sliver of U.S. GDP.