Jobs and Economy

So you thought plummeting gas prices were going to free you up to get better health care, more education, a little home improvement, or maybe some nicer clothes for your kids?

The U.S. economy grew at an anemic rate of less than 1 percent in the last quarter of 2015. While the unemployment rate has dipped below 5 percent, the all-important labor force participation rate is at a historic low of just 62.7 percent.

Vitol Group CEO Ian Taylor weighs in on persistent low oil prices.

oogle Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai has been awarded a stock grant valued at $199 million by parent company Alphabet Inc.

This year's Republican presidential race has generated an unusual number of unusually bad ideas -- Donald Trump on Muslims, Ted Cruz on carpet bombing, Marco Rubio on male footwear. It has also has produced one of the best: Jeb Bush's 4 percent plan.

According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, February 8, 2016 will be Chinese New Year, the year of the Monkey.

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