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Higher stakes for January unemployment report

Feb 3, 2012
The unemployment number in the U.S. has dropped from 8.5 percent in December to 8.3 percent in January.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment
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Labor Department reports January job numbers

Feb 3, 2012
The unemployment rate dropped in January, and December and November jobs were revised upward.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs
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Attitude Check: Obama's plan to grow jobs in 2012

Feb 2, 2012
Gallup data shows the employment picture is improving slightly, and that many Americans support President Obama's plan to create tax breaks that bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
Posted In: tax breaks, Unemployment
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Challenger: Planned layoffs reach four month high

Feb 2, 2012
According to early numbers out ahead of official unemployment figures from the government out tomorrow, planned layoffs went up in January -- but that is actually fairly typical.
Posted In: layoffs, Unemployment
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PODCAST: Facing the Facebook IPO, changing labor laws

Feb 2, 2012
Facebook's initial public offering means that the general public now knows more about the company than it did yesterday. In Nebraska, farmers don't typically save, but instead invest back into their farm, with more land or new equipment. Happy Groundhog Day!
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Worker productivity up again

Feb 2, 2012
Productivity is up amongst American workers, but how much longer can we expect to squeeze blood from that stone?
Posted In: productivity, U.S. Labor Department, workers
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PODCAST: Super PACs, big recalls, and too many snow plows

Feb 1, 2012
Super PACs are allowed to spend unlimited cash, as long as they reveal where the money's coming from -- but it is often still hard to know who is making the donations. Gambling isn't the only thing the Nevada economy has to offer in this election year. And does a foreclosed home down the block hurt your chances of staying above water?
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Slow and steady wins the race

Feb 1, 2012
Today payroll giant ADP announced 170,000 new additions to payrolls.
Posted In: jobs report, adp, payroll, employment
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PODCAST: Consumer confidence, Pfizer profits retreat

Jan 31, 2012
Facebook's IPO looks to be drawing near, and even if you aren't investing in the company, it could still offer you something valuable. We take a look at the current state of the gambling industry through the eyes of the president and CEO of Caesars. And our election 2012 coverage kicks off with peek into the Real Economy of Nebraska, a place where agriculture still takes center stage.
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Confidence in the economy ebbs

Jan 31, 2012
Today saw drops in both home prices and consumer confidence. Could the recovery experts have been tracking be stalled?
Posted In: case shiller, home prices, consumer confidence

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