Next Economy Notes - The Men Behind the Inequality Argument

The Senate killed the Buffett Rule on Monday on a largely partisan 51-45 vote.

The New York Times has an interesting piece on the economists driving the inequality argument - and why the Buffett Rule is only the start.

From the Rose Garden this morning: the President will announce a plan to increase oversight on oil speculation - one of the causes of higher gas prices.

Retail sales exceeded expectations in March. Overall, retail sales are up 6.4% from the same quarter last year.