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A break-up letter with the economy

Aug 22, 2012
I've made a pros and cons list, asked my friends, and this is why I'm breaking up with the economy.

Numbers still point to lukewarm economic recovery

Aug 22, 2012
Conflicted news from Federal Reserve reflects tentative relationship drags on between Americans and their money.
Posted In: Economy, recovery

Understanding your salary: Are you a pork belly or a sausage?

Aug 22, 2012
Do you work in a commodity job or are you a customized good. Take our quiz to find out; your salary could depend on it.
Posted In: salary, human resources

PODCAST: Jimmy Kimmel makes a move, a picnic table gets a motor

Aug 22, 2012
After nearly two decades of negotiations, Russia is now officially a member of the World Trade Organization. It's an economic boon for Russia. Greece has officially asked for more time to make financial reforms required by its bailout agreement with Europe. And late night TV is about to go where it's never gone before. ABC says starting in 2013 it's moving Jimmy Kimmel Live a half hour earlier, to compete head-to-head with Letterman and Leno.

BHP Billiton profits fall, Greece still under pressure

Aug 22, 2012
Shares of BHP Billiton are down this morning, after the mining giant saw profits fall for the first time in three years.
Posted In: copper, Europe, Greece

Regulators announce rules to ease pain for underwater homeowners

Aug 22, 2012
Federal regulators announced new rules that should make it easier for underwater homeowners to sell their houses.
Posted In: home, Housing, underwater

With home building up, will McMansions return?

Aug 22, 2012
Nationwide, home-building permits are at a four-year high. But coming off the Great Recession, is there a market for luxury homes?
Posted In: home, building, construction, Housing, megamansion, luxury

Who are the 50 wealthiest members of Congress?

Aug 21, 2012
Did your lawmaker make the list? Check out the full list of the 50 richest members of Congress compiled using data from the Washington publication "The Hill."
Posted In: Congress

A foreclosure tour from the front seat of a patrol car

Aug 21, 2012
Four years into the housing crisis, abandoned and derelict foreclosures -- and the crimes they attract -- keep police busy in one Los Angeles neighborhood.
Posted In: foreclosure, los angeles, Housing

PODCAST: A bad day for Best Buy, a stressful life for doctors

Aug 21, 2012
Apple has hit a major milestone. The electronics giant is now the biggest public company ever measured by stock value. It's back to school shopping season and despite the weak economy, luxury retail has been doing well. And kids clothes are no exception. And here in the U.S., our doctors are "burned out," according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic.

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