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European banks' overwhelming response to ECB plan

Dec 21, 2011
The news that more banks than expected are putting a hand out for help from the European Central Bank had markets on a roller coaster today.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank

Mid-day Extra: Are payroll tax cuts bad for business?

Dec 21, 2011
We hear more from Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs on why he decided to not vote for the two month payroll tax extension that was passed in the Senate.
Posted In: payroll tax, Bob Gibbs, politics

Attitude Check: Consumers spending more for Christmas

Dec 21, 2011
The latest data from Gallup show that people are feeling better about the economy this holiday season, but worse about the U.S. government.
Posted In: consumer confidence

What the end of jobless benefits means to one unemployed worker

Dec 21, 2011
Stephanie Elsenpeter has been unemployed for over a year. Her jobless benefits will run out in January. So what's she going to do?
Posted In: unemployment benefits

PODCAST: AT&T hangs up on T-Mobile

Dec 20, 2011
AT&T backs out of its plan to takeover its rival T-Mobile. In Foxboro, Mass. controversy is brewing over a plan to build a casino. The movie box office is suffering this year, and Chinese airports are getting an upgrade.
Posted In: AT&T, payroll tax

Housing construction up in November

Dec 20, 2011
Builders are as busy as they've been in a year-and-a-half. Some of those homes aren't the typical house though -- they're being built for multi-generational families.
Posted In: Housing

The feel good factor

Dec 20, 2011
A surprisingly successful Spanish bond sale and news of an increase in new home construction spurred markets to rally today.
Posted In: spain, markets, bonds

Consumers are spending, but still skittish

Dec 19, 2011
A new report shows Americans' feelings of financial security rebounded during November, but only back to the same levels as last year.
Posted In: consumer

Payroll tax cut decision down to the wire

Dec 19, 2011
Last week, the Senate agreed on a two month temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts, but the House of Representatives is yet to get on board. We speak to Congressman John Carter of Texas as to whether it will happen.
Posted In: payroll tax, politics, Washington D.C.

Payroll tax cut debate continues in Washington

Dec 19, 2011
Debate over whether payroll tax cuts are good for the economy, both in the short and long-term, continues to cause friction in Washington as a deadline fast approaches
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

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