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Letter: A small business owner on hiring and benefits

Jun 8, 2012
We hear from an owner of a PR firm who's trying to hire, but also struggling to cover retirement benefits.
Posted In: letters

Americans aren't paying attention to jobs reports

Jun 7, 2012
Taking a look at Gallup's latest data on whether people pay attention to the government's unemployment reports, and whether they feel the economic recovery is on the right track.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Is the U.S. headed off a fiscal cliff?

Jun 7, 2012
'Fiscal cliff' has been a key phrase being bandied about in economic talks. And with automatic spending cuts set to kick off at the beginning of 2013, the country may be ready to jump.
Posted In: fiscal cliff

Market hope hangs on Bernanke

Jun 7, 2012
All eyes are on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke today as he testifies today on Capitol Hill and announces his plans for interest rates and quantitative easing.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Europe debt crisis, Ben Bernanke

Options narrow for Federal Reserve action

Jun 7, 2012
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is on Capitol Hill today and he's under pressure to do more to stimulate the economy in the United States.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, interest rates, quantitative easing

Bernanke: Fed will act if there is risk

Jun 7, 2012
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was on Capital Hill today, he didn't rule out action, but did not suggest any immediate policy changes.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, interest rates, quantitative easing

PODCAST: Food goggles and Twitter slights Facebook

Jun 7, 2012
Spain's government raised its goal of $2 billion at a bond auction this morning, but banking woes still loom. Summer movie season means it’s time for big-budget, action-adventures, but summer can also spell success for movies that ignore the desires of teenage boys. President Obama will talk to students in Nevada today about his plan to defer federal loan repayments for low-income student borrowers. Although affluent devotees are willing to pay high prices for the up-market sportwear brand Lululemon, there may be a limit to the yoga market.

PODCAST: Bad tenants and advice to live longer

Jun 6, 2012
Organized labor reacts to Governor Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin's recall elections yesterday. Federal bank regulators head to Capitol Hill this morning to update Senators on the progress of the Dodd-Frank financial industry reforms. Words like "austerity," "sequestration" and "equity" are commonly used in news stories everywhere these days, but do you know what they mean? The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million -- nearly double pre-recession levels.

San Jose pension vote could set precedent

Jun 5, 2012
Voters in the California city today are considering slashing public employee pensions in a ballot initiative that could set a precedent for other cities.
Posted In: San Jose, pension

Is it time for the U.S. to borrow big?

Jun 5, 2012
Spain nears a credit crisis, worldwide markets are down, and U.S. borrowing costs near zero. Some economists argue this economic instant is the best time for the U.S. government to invest in infrastructure projects.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, U.S., interest rates

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