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Business reporting for the 99%

Jan 30, 2012
David Brancaccio on the past and future of business journalism. Watch the live video stream Monday night from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Posted In: david brancaccio, 99%, business reporting, Wal-Mart, ASU

New economic index measures credit, too

Jan 26, 2012
The Conference Board is making changes to its leading economic index, taking into account the complexities of the financial marketplace.
Posted In: economic indicator

Cowboy boots, made in Mexico (by the Chinese)

Jan 17, 2012
Chinese companies buying up factories in Mexico: one example of how skilled manufacturing is changing.
Posted In: China, Mexico, manufacturing

The economic impact of catastrophe

Jan 17, 2012
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the economic impact of things like natural disasters and terrorist attacks -- and how companies should prepare.
Posted In: natural disasters, just in time

Making your own version of the Fed's Beige Book

Jan 12, 2012
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book is a review of economic trends in the country. The Fed's method of gathering data on the economy is pretty simple, though: Just calling around and asking.
Posted In: Beige Book, Federal Reserve, economic indicators

Kodak teeters toward bankruptcy

Jan 5, 2012
David Brancaccio discusses the impact bankruptcy could have on the 38,000 Kodak retirees and how the city of Rochester, home to the film company, can survive.
Posted In: kodak, bankruptcy, rochester

Fixing inequality with early childhood education

Jan 4, 2012
Studies show that early childhood education may be the best weapon in the fight against inequality.

New year, more economic security?

Jan 3, 2012
A new study shows that 1 in 5 of us will fall off a financial cliff in the year ahead.

As euro turns 10, a look back at its history

Dec 28, 2011
It'll be the euro's 10th anniversary come New Year's Day. What economists predicted back then, and how true it holds now.
Posted In: euro, Europe debt crisis

A poem: O Euro! My Euro!

Dec 27, 2011
With apologies to Walt Whitman, the Wall Street Poet considers the euro in verse, circa 2002 and the present day.
Posted In: euro, Eurozone, Europe debt crisis

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