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Positive signs emerge in the housing market

Sep 19, 2012
Slow but steady might be the best way to describe the housing market right now. Groundbreaking on new home construction rose 2.3 percent last month, while homebuilder confidence jumped to a six-year high
Posted In: Housing
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Oil prices slide, and the search for an explanation is on

Sep 18, 2012
When oil prices fell sharply, the search for an explanation became almost as big a story as the slide itself. Unexplained fluctuations in markets have begun to reveal the anxiety left behind by 2008's financial crisis.
Posted In: oil prices, trading
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PODCAST: Romney's '47 percent' and oil prices

Sep 18, 2012
Mitt Romney said 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes. What are the numbers behind that comment? We take a look at what's going on with oil prices, why sales of Apple's iPhone 5 may help shipping companies, and explore the reasons behind the rise in transit ridership. Plus, researchers have found that there are more jobs than expected that pay between $35,000 and $72,000 without a university degree.
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Questions linger over dropping oil prices

Sep 18, 2012
Mid-day yesterday oil prices dropped three dollars in about a minute -- and they have kept falling ever since.
Posted In: Oil, high-frequency trading
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Oil prices hit steep plunge yesterday

Sep 18, 2012
Federal regulators are looking into something strange that happened yesterday in the oil markets: Prices plunged more than $3 a barrel in less than a minute.
Posted In: Oil
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PODCAST: Occupy a year later, China trade dispute

Sep 17, 2012
A year after protesters descended upon Zuccotti Park to call for financial reform, we look at the legacy of Occupy Wall Street. The Obama administration plans to launch a new trade complaint against China, arguing that it unfairly subsidizes exports of car parts. Plus, China may spend $15 billion buying a bank in Europe, GM wants the government to sell its remaining shares in the automaker, and the teacher's strike continues in Chicago.
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Dear Big Banks, from Occupy Wall Street

Sep 14, 2012
Letters written during the Occupy Wall Street movement provide insight into what sparked the protests one year ago.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street
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Fed plan partly hinges on the wealth effect

Sep 14, 2012
Stocks rise after the Federal Reserve’s aggressive intervention, but how broadly will Americans benefit? The richest 10 percent own most of the stock.
Posted In: QE3
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And the winners are...

Sep 14, 2012
Two more lucky winners will receive a copy of "Man vs Markets" this week.
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PODCAST: Ripples from QE3

Sep 14, 2012
Yesterday Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke laid out the Fed's new economic stimulus plan. It's round 3 of so-called quantitative easing, and the Fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month. A year ago Monday, a group kicked off what would become the gphenomenon of Occupy Wall Street. Occupy raised a surprising pile of money -- but how was it spent? And it used to be, if you ordered something off the Internet, you didn't have to pay state sales tax. But now Amazon is now charging sales tax in a growing number of states; California goes on that list this weekend.

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