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Super committee fails, but U.S. investment still best option

Nov 22, 2011
Credit ratings agencies don't seem to be phased by the super committee failure, in large part because the U.S. dollar and bond markets are still strong compared to Europe and China.
Posted In: super committee, downgrade, dollar

Diane Lim Rogers: Public is ready to hear about the tough decisions

Nov 22, 2011
We speak to Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Concord Coalition, about some of the positives that could come out of the super committee failure.
Posted In: super committee, Washington

Decisions the super committee delayed

Nov 22, 2011
In delaying a budget cut solution, the super committee has put off decisions on Social Security payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits for Americans, and other tools that could affect your family.
Posted In: super committee, income tax, Social Security

PODCAST: What the super committee lost, Egypt's revolutionary flare up

Nov 22, 2011
We speak to the President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli about how the debt crises in the U.S. and Europe are affecting his country, and how Panama is continuing to grow. Reporter Mitchell Hartman shows us one place that was shaken to its core by the housing crisis. And what does the OWN network need to do to succeed?
Posted In: Egypt, super committee, GDP

Mid-day Extra: 4.74 degrees of separation

Nov 22, 2011
A new study put on by Facebook and the University of Milan have found that the old six degrees of separation adage is a bit outdated.
Posted In: Facebook, six degrees

Americans react to the failure of super committee

Nov 22, 2011
According to preliminary polls, the average American may not be as worried about the failure of the super committee to reach a deal as some would think.
Posted In: super committee, deficit-cutting

Third quarter GDP revised down

Nov 22, 2011
The Commerce Department says the economy grew 2 percent, revised down from 2.5. But economists say chances are after one step back, we'll take two forward.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Los Angeles offers protesters office space

Nov 22, 2011
L.A. officials try to tempt Occupy protesters off the City Hall lawn by offering cheap office space, farmland and housing.
Posted In: Occupy L.A.

Super committee fails to reach agreement

Nov 21, 2011
The committee can't compromise on the federal budget. Now it's back to a gridlocked Congress that passed the buck to the committee in the first place.
Posted In: super committee

Nation's food banks stretched thin

Nov 21, 2011
Food pantries and soup kitchens are seeing increased demand from the needy. At the same time, food prices are rising and charitable donations are down.
Posted In: food insecurity, food banks

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