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Is the economy in a recession? Top economists weigh in

'We should have an objective definition'Officially, the NBER defines a recession as "a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and lasts more than a few months." In fact, the latest quarterly gross domestic product report, which tracks the overall health...

Economists are divided on the risk of a U.S. recession

Is the U.S. economy showing no signs of a recession or hurtling inescapably towards one? Is it in fact already in one? More than a month after the country recorded two successive quarters of economic contraction, it still depends who you ask. related investing news'Get...