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Buffett should keep his checkbook closed

Aug 16, 2011
Warren Buffett's declaration in a New York Times editorial that millionaries should pay more tax has attracted plenty of attention. And plenty of...
Posted In: Warren Buffett

Guess which U.S. state is the most economically confident?

Aug 15, 2011
This final -- if somewhat amazing -- note today, courtesy of the good people at Gallup. The next time somebody tells you Washington's out of tou...

Getting a loan gets easier -- or does it?

Aug 15, 2011
Banks are making it easier to borrow, but loans are still hard to get. That's the conclusion of a report on bank lending released today by the Fe...
Posted In: Banks, Federal Reserve

SoCal home sales and prices fall again in July

Aug 15, 2011
Home sales in Southern California fell to their lowest level for a July in four years, the LA Times reports. The decline from a year earlier was ...

Markets up? Wave goodbye to cheap gas

Aug 15, 2011
The price of oil jumped more than two-and-a-half percent today to more than $87 a barrel. The rally in shares on Wall Street, and a report that ...
Posted In: gas, The Breakdown: Markets

30% chance of another recession, economists say

Aug 15, 2011
The likelihood of the U.S. slipping back into recession doubled in the past three months, according to a survey of 39 economists by USA TODAY. Th...

Buffett advocates millionaire tax

Aug 15, 2011
Joining the ranks of those in favor of raising taxes on the rich today, one of the richest of them all. Warren Buffett. "My friends and I have b...
Posted In: Warren Buffett

Is Japan on the road to recovery?

Aug 15, 2011
Lost decade. Zombie banks. Nuclear disaster. Headlines like that don't make Japan the obvious choice for the poster child for economic recovery. ...

The Economy: A survival guide with Kai Ryssdal

Aug 13, 2011
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Posted In: Economy, video



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