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Wholesale prices rise in August

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last month -- the biggest jump in three years.
Posted In: inflation, gas prices, food prices, Federal Reserve

The pros and cons of a possible QE3

Sep 13, 2012
Later today, the Federal Reserve wraps up a two day policy-setting meeting. The big question is whether they'll launch another round of "quantitative Easing" -- buying up bonds to inject some money and a bit more pep into the U.S. economy.
Posted In: quantitative easing, Federal Reserve

How Americans are viewing Democrats and Republicans

Sep 13, 2012
In this week's Attitude Check, we check in with Gallup's editor-in-chief, Frank Newport, about how Americans are viewing Republicans and Democrats on a couple of subjects.
Posted In: Democrats, Republicans

What QE3 would mean for the economy

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing

PODCAST: Europeans make decisions, Americans await iPhone 5

Sep 12, 2012
The House of Representatives could vote as soon as tomorrow on legislation to fund the government for the next six months and avoid a shutdown. That temporary funding would keep the government going. But would mean some uncertainty for federal agencies. In Germany, a top court has rejected calls to block Europe's new rescue fund, ruling that the fund is legal under German law. And the iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled at a press conference later today. Today, Apple's iPhone is a major object of desire -- but it wasn't always that way.

German court decision injects hope into Europe

Sep 12, 2012
Europe's rescue fund got an important boost today. Germany's top court ruled the bailout fund is legal under German law. But what exactly does that mean for the troubled continent?

Congress nears stop-gap spending measure

Sep 12, 2012
But six-month extension leaves government agencies unsure how to plan.
Posted In: Congress

Bob Woodward on America heading for a fiscal cliff

Sep 11, 2012
Bob Woodward has been writing about politics and power since the '70s when he and Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate story. His latest book takes the reader inside the Obama White House during last summer's debt ceiling crisis.
Posted In: fiscal cliff

The economic effects of quantitative easing

Sep 11, 2012
Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch explains what QE3 is supposed to do for the economy.
Posted In: QE3, quantitative easing, Federal Reserve, whiteboard

PODCAST: Chicago teachers on strike, luxury takes a hike

Sep 11, 2012
Today in Chicago, day two of the teachers' strike begins. The city and the teachers union failed to agree on a new contract, and around 30,000 educators are on strike. It's a rocky second day for another big organization: After a seven-year effort to open a part of the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling, Shell Oil has already hit a snag. And Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 5 at a huge press conference tomorrow in San Francisco. Of course, no one pitched a new product like Steve Jobs -- but what does it take to make a great pitch?

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