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From the Road: Euro Angst

Jan 12, 2011
Is Europe on the verge of throwing out it its single currency? You hear whispers of that, in the face of strains on the continent's monetary uni...
Posted In: currency, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, euro, Germany, picture this

Happiness Economics & 'The Economics of Happiness'

Jan 11, 2011
Helena Norberg-Hodge would like to reclaim the word "happiness."...
Posted In: economics of happiness, economy 4.0, film

Sometimes 'payday' rhymes with 'mayday'

Jan 5, 2011
Mayday, as in the international distress signal. It is from the French "M'Aider!" or "Help Me!" Payday, as in so-called payday loans, where a lo...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, payday loans

Cruising the same wavelength with Darrell Issa and The Heritage Foundation

Jan 5, 2011
It is part of the Economy 4.0 beat to keep an eye on new rules of the road for the economy. And so it was with interest I noted pieces in Politic...
Posted In: darrell issa, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, heritage foundation

With down economy, demand for truckers goes up

Dec 30, 2010
Is it a good time to embark on a career as a truck driver? Apparently so. David Brancaccio reports from Cuba, Mo., on another alternative indicator.

Building success the old-fashioned way

Dec 29, 2010
It's hard to think you can do business without e-mail or hedge funds, but Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio found a businessman who is doing just that -- and his business is growing.
Posted In: Small Business

Help Wanted: Truckers

Dec 29, 2010
While we're inching out of a major economic downturn, some are asking, "Is now a good time to embark on a career as a truck driver?" Apparently so....
Posted In: economy 4.0

Thriving Without Innovation

Dec 29, 2010
Watch & listen to a slideshow about the "birth of a barrel" at McGinnis Wood Products in Cuba, Missouri....
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, mcginnis wood products, missouri, slideshow

Return to Cuba High

Dec 20, 2010
Ten years ago, I spent a week in Cuba, Missouri, looking at the impact of globalization on this small town in the 'middle' of America. I visited...
Posted In: cuba high school, economy 4.0, missouri

Middle America, 10 years later

Dec 17, 2010
Ten years ago, David Brancaccio visited a small town in Missouri named Cuba, then considered by one census to be the statistical "middle America." As part of his series Economy 4.0, Brancaccio took a visit back recently to check on how things have changed.

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Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.