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GDP growth isn't fast enough

Jan 27, 2012
The government said this morning that the U.S. economy grew at a rate of 2.8 percent in the last three months of 2011. What does this say about our recovery?
Posted In: recovery

PODCAST: Blocking Tweets, facilitating growth

Jan 27, 2012
Social networking site Twitter has announced that it can now censor certain messages based on a country's policies. In Western China, Tibetans are once again stepping up their protests in the quest to gain more independence. And what is the role of airports in a city's, or nation's, economy? Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Day!

A moon colony for the economy?

Jan 27, 2012
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been grabbing headlines with his proposal to establish a "moon colony." Is it likely to happen?
Posted In: space, Newt Gingrich, Florida

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

How Americans would change the tax system

Jan 26, 2012
Taxing the rich has once again become a hot button issue. How do Americans feel about the amount they are handing over to Uncle Sam each year?
Posted In: Taxes, 2012 campaign

The risk of credit default swaps

Jan 26, 2012
As the risk of Greece defaulting continues to be a threat, we can look to AIG as a warning.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece

PODCAST: Defining a subscriber, making healthier lunches

Jan 26, 2012
Netflix is bouncing back, gaining subscribers after a rough 2011 full of price increases and botched plans to separate its mail order service from the rest of the business. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio explains the new Leading Economic Index. And in this year's presidential debates, the audience has played a bigger role than ever before.

Drones lead the way to tighter defense budgets

Jan 26, 2012
Facing nearly half a trillion dollars in mandated budget cuts over the next 10 years, the U.S. Defense Department will spend more on technology like robots and drones -- and less on soldiers, ships, fighter planes and other conventional weapons.
Posted In: military, drones

Financial Trust Index: Faith in U.S. banks slides

Jan 26, 2012
According to the Financial Trust Index, Americans have little faith in their investment options.
Posted In: Banks, Trust, anger

Durable goods: More economic green shoots

Jan 26, 2012
Durable goods purchases were up in December, reinforcing the feeling that the economy is making a recovery. Should we believe the hype?
Posted In: Fed, Ben Bernanke, durable goods

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