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Rural areas could be hard hit by postal cuts

Nov 2, 2011
The Postal Service is expected to post millions in losses this quarter, which would lead to the closure of hundreds of post offices across the country. Small towns could be the hardest hit.

U.S. Leads the World in GDP, Not in "Human Development"

Nov 2, 2011
When it comes to the sheer size of the economy -- as measured by the Gross Domestic Product -- the United States leads the world. But GDP may not...
Posted In: alternative indicator, economy 4.0, human development index

The unintended consequences of elections

Nov 1, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses some of the strange side effects that happen around elections.

Mid-day Extra: More from Chris Matthews

Nov 1, 2011
An extended interview with Chris Matthews on his new book, and the state of the economy in America today.
Posted In: Chris Matthews, John F. Kennedy, Big Book

Chris Matthews on John F. Kennedy

Nov 1, 2011
MSNBC host Chris Matthews speaks about his new book about former President John F. Kennedy, and about what today's politicians can learn from Kennedy.

Gridlock Eraser. Budget Swallower. Debt Silencer.

Oct 31, 2011
What if the super committee had actual superpowers, like in a comic book?
Posted In: super committee

Super committee members clash over tax increases

Oct 28, 2011
With a deadline less than a month away, Democrats and Republicans on the super committee are disagreeing over the best way to cut the deficit.

Mike Holland: U.S leaders could learn from Europe

Oct 28, 2011
News about the debt crisis solution in Europe has markets reacting positively, but we still have problems to solve here at home.

Austerity is in vogue

Oct 28, 2011
The super committee has to cut government spending by more than $1 trillion. But now Democrats, Republicans and big business are all talking cuts more than three times that much. How come?
Posted In: tax cuts

Alabama delicatessen owner burned by immigration comments

Oct 27, 2011
A restaurant owner worries his Latino workers will leave Alabama because of a tough immigration law. But after talking to the media, he also worries about losing customers.
Posted In: Immigration