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Should everyone go to college?

Jun 18, 2012
Commentator Robert Samuelson says too many students are encouraged to go to college who shouldn't be there.
Posted In: Education, college

Keeping up with the Henrys

Jun 18, 2012
Henrys -- High Earners, Not Rich Yet – account for 40 percent of U.S. consumer spending. But just when the economy needs them, Henrys are nervous.
Posted In: Henrys, spending

How the immigration change impacts jobs

Jun 18, 2012
Obama's decision to ease restrictions on some undocumented immigrants won’t add pressure for jobs seekers in the short-term.
Posted In: Jobs, undocumented, Immigration

Popcorn subsidy up for debate in Farm Bill

Jun 15, 2012
An amendment in the current Farm Bill would keep government protection for popcorn crops. Popcorn is a tiny kernel in U.S. agriculture, but without the subsidy prices of your favorite movie snack could rise.
Posted In: farm bill, corn, Food

National Conference of Mayors discuss jobs, infrastructure

Jun 15, 2012
City leaders have gathered in Orlando to discuss the state of the economy from the ground level.
Posted In: mayor

PODCAST: Heat vs. Thunder and the limits of duct tape

Jun 15, 2012
This weekend Greece will hold crucial elections that may determine its future in the eurozone, we lay out the possible Monday morning scenarios. A barbershop quartet and the countries of the eurozone have much more in common than you think. Nokia puts giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University. With few regulatory teeth, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to carve out a role as the place people go to air financial grievances.

Fed survey: Median net worth fell 40% during recession

Jun 15, 2012
A scary new survey from the Federal Reserve shows the average U.S. family's wealth plunged during the recession.
Posted In: Fed, net worth

PODCAST: A pizza vending machine and a taco hoax

Jun 14, 2012
The World Bank's outgoing president, Robert Zoellick, says that four years after eurozone debt became a problem, the world is entering a new and more precarious phase of the crisis. Starboard Venture has a 5 percent stake in AOL and now it wants three seats on the board of directors. Ahead of what's billed as a major speech by Barack Obama in Cleveland, Democratic strategists want the president to change his message to acknowledge slow growth.

What do Americans think about health care reform?

Jun 14, 2012
The Supreme Court is about to hand down its decision on the health care reform bill. Gallup's Frank Newport reveals what Americans think.
Posted In: health care reform law

PODCAST: Ads to match your mood and what's a dad worth?

Jun 13, 2012
The chairman and CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, will be grilled on a huge trading loss by the bank's unit in London. Americans spend an average of $1,100 a year on clothes, and a lot of that is spent on cheap and trendy "fast fashion." Elizabeth Cline joins us to talk about the high cost of discount clothing detailed in her new book, "Overdressed." Verizon Wireless announced it's scrapping unlimited data plans which could force a change in our web surfing. And the popular '80s primetime soap, "Dallas," is getting remade with the all-important ad demographic of 18 to 35-year-olds in mind.

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