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California natives outnumber immigrants

Apr 1, 2010
A study from the University of Southern California finds people born in California are again the majority in a state famous as a beacon for foreign...

Planned job cuts rise in March

Apr 1, 2010
Overall job cuts may be down from last year, but the number of planned job cuts rose in March than the previous month. Employers announced 67,611...

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You hear it a lot: For the economy to get better, we all have to spend more. Consumer confidence, consumer spending, consumer interest, consumer debt.... it's the consumer economy. But didn't spending too much get us in trouble a few years ago? Can we afford the consumer economy? Marketplace explores how we consume, what we get from it, what it costs, and whether we can keep it up.