US Economy Jared Bernstein

  • Both candidates face an electorate that largely views large financial institutions with mistrust, and that makes a Treasury pick tough.

  • Trump: Where's the growth?

    CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein and Stephen Calk, The Federal Savings Bank chairman and CEO, share their views on last night's second presidential debate and what each candidate has to offer to the U.S. economy.

  • Berstein: Right out of the Reagan playbook

    Discussing Donald Trump's economic plan with CNBC's Jared Berstein and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow.

  • Bernstein: Trump's economic policy 'incoherent & reckless'

    Discussing what could be outlined in Donald Trump's economic plan, due to be revealed today with CNBC Contributors Jared Bernstein, former Chief Economist & Economic Policy Adviser to Vice President Biden, and Sara Fagen, former George W. Bush Senior Aide & White House Political Director.

  • Trump vs. Clinton: Who is better for businesses?

    Doug Holtz-Eakin, former McCain economic advisor, and Jared Bernstein, former Biden economic advisor, discuss their views on Trump vs. Clinton, as well as what they expect from this week's Democratic convention.

  • NEW YORK, June 30- When New York and California became the first states to lift the minimum hourly wage towards $15 earlier this year, New York state adopted a two-speed system that makes it a perfect testing ground for both advocates and opponents of government mandated pay hikes. While California set a state-wide schedule of reaching the $15 level by 2022, New...

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    The Trans-Pacific Partnership does not include a provision that would prevent currency manipulation, Democratic economist Jared Bernstein tells CNBC.

  • Should US raise minimum wage?

    Michael Strain, AEI Resident Scholar, explains why he feels raising the minimum wage is bad for businesses. CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein weighs in.

  • What the April report and recent GDP number really say about the economy.

  • Apple may be sitting on $151 billion in cash, but it's certainly not the only company stockpiling money.

  • Washington taken at least 2 steps backwards: Pro

    Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, says Congress has taken at least "two steps back" and the only way to push through the impasse is for Speaker Boehner to pass a clean bill with mostly Democratic votes.

  • U.S. Treasury

    The chances of a deal between Democratic and Republican lawmakers that would overhaul the U.S. tax system, trim government spending and reform safety net spending programs appear to be fading.

  • WASHINGTON-- Eventually, the economic recovery will pick up steam _ whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. But first, Obama or Romney, together with Congress, will have to pull back from the widely deplored "fiscal cliff," the politically created budget abyss facing the nation at year's end.

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    In order to avoid the “fiscal cliff” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned about this week, the debate raged over the best way to fix the economy: Spending cuts, tax cuts or both.

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    The recent media interest in the use of mobile phones to make donations to the Haiti appeal has cast light on the potential of mobile technology to transform the way we send and receive money in the future.

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    Contrary to popular belief - and one often fueled by misperception and misinformation, major IT services companies do not hoard visas and they do not displace American workers. However, before favoring massive H1-B reform or outright abolishment, opponents should take a closer look at its implications from a global perspective.

  • Ice Cream

    Unilever scientists are developing an ice cream that can be stored and transported at room temperature.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    President Obama has appropriately led the charge to alert Americans about the crisis and the need for change. At this point, we all know our current healthcare “system” does not work and we have all seen plenty of evidence detailing the symptoms and root causes of healthcare’s failure. The problem, as evidenced by Sunday’s political talk show blitz, is that no one in Washington has addressed the real elephant in the room: healthcare inflation.

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    In today’s financial economy, many of us are re-evaluating our financial situations and making increased efforts to spend less and save more. As you make these changes, you may find that there are people and obstacles in your life that keep you from meeting these goals…this is what I call your “Crabs in Your Bucket.” Every time you try to make financial improvements, they reach up and pull you back into the bucket with them.