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Military and Energy: The General

Aug 29, 2011
This week Marketplace airs a special series on the U.S. military and energy, and the quest to "unleash us from the tether of fuel." Among the v...
Posted In: Military and Energy

Junior bankers feel disappointed with their jobs, pay

Aug 26, 2011
A final note. I was reading about a young investment banker a while back, complaining that he works such long hours with so little time off, his ...

Consumer confidence still sliding

Aug 26, 2011
Confidence among U.S. consumers dropped in August to the lowest level since November 2008.. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan final index...

Ben Bernanke: Fed can't fix economy

Aug 26, 2011
It's time for your close-up, Ben Bernanke. All eyes were on the Federal Reserve chairman as he delivered a speech from a conference in Jackson H...
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve

Bernanke's meanderings: need a map?

Aug 26, 2011
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said a lot today, And at the same time, said very little. The business world waited all week to hear what Bernanke wou...

Jewelry thieves get 'clowned' by fool's gold

Aug 25, 2011
A final note. The price of gold's been slipping for several days now, but that doesn't mean it's lost its allure. Police are investigating an ar...
Posted In: gold

So, is Bank of America safe now?

Aug 25, 2011
The news today that Warren Buffett made a $5 billion investment in Bank of America lifted the company's stock, along with most of the financial s...
Posted In: Bank of America, The Breakdown: Markets, Warren Buffett



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