Articles By Moran Zhang

From Economy Aug 10, 2012

US Health Care Reform To Hit Low-Paid, Part-Time Workers Hardest: Study

U.S. employers in the restaurant and retail industries -- those with a large number of hourly wage workers who traditionally had minimal or no health insurance -- are more likely than other companies to drop their health plans or cut worker's hours in order to maintain their already slim profit margins.

From Economy Aug 09, 2012

US Initial Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fall To 361,000

The number of Americans lining up for new jobless benefits fell unexpectedly last week, the Labor Dept. said Thursday, suggesting that the battered labor market is healing.

From Economy Aug 08, 2012

Here’s What Fed May Do Instead Of QE3

The Federal Reserve sent some strong messages in its latest policy statement that it is heading toward new easing measures to buck up the weak economy. But the central bank may have a different caliber of weapon in mind other than launching another round of large-scale asset purchases, or QE3.

From Economy Aug 08, 2012

Caterpillar (And Rivals) Feel Squeeze From China Slowdown

There have been few better ways to track the pessimism surrounding the China slowdown story than the declining value of shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment.

From Economy Aug 07, 2012

China July Data Preview: Modest Recovery Calls For Further Easing

A spate of data releases over the coming days is expected to show signs of China's economy stabilizing in July after a slowdown that reduced its growth to its slowest rate in more than three years during the second quarter.

From Economy Aug 04, 2012

US International Trade, China July Data Dump: Economic Events For Aug. 6-10

Next week will be a reasonably quiet one for both the U.S. and the euro zone, but China will be dumping a whole bunch of macro data for July .

From Economy Aug 04, 2012

7 Reasons Why July’s US Jobs Report Is Not As Good As It Seems

At first glance, Friday's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report might have offered a glimmer of hope after four straight months of dismal jobs numbers. But the devil is in the details.

From Companies Aug 03, 2012

JCPenney, Nordstrom: Earnings Reports To Watch, Aug. 6-10

The peak weeks are now behind us and the number of earnings reports we get each week will now drift lower.

From Economy Aug 02, 2012

US Initial Jobless Claims Rise To 365,000 - Less Than Expected

The number of Americans lining up for new jobless benefits last week rose less than expected, the Labor Department said Thursday, partly reflecting the volatility of applications during the annual auto-plant retooling period.

From Economy Aug 01, 2012

US Unemployment Rate Likely Stuck At 8.2% in July, With Tepid Job Gains

The jobless rate in the U.S. has stubbornly remained above 8 percent for more than three years, and the labor market likely saw little improvement in July, economists say in anticipation of the July nonfarm payrolls report due Friday.