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Congressional gridlock could be good

Nov 29, 2011
If Congress doesn't do much this year, lets automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion kick in and the Bush tax cuts expire, that cuts $5 trillion from the deficit within a decade.
Posted In: Congress, Bush tax cuts

'Increased discipline' needed to fix Europe

Nov 28, 2011
Ideas are being bounced around today about ways to solve the European debt crisis once and for all.
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What is a ringfence?

Nov 28, 2011
One of the solutions being floated around to help save Europe is called a "ringfence." But what is that exactly?
Posted In: whiteboard, ring fence

Strong central government in Europe could force spending cuts

Nov 28, 2011
'Germans first and Europeans second' might no longer fly as tensions increase in the European debt crisis.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, markets

Where the euro crisis could hit the U.S.

Nov 28, 2011
Money markets are supposed to be a safe investment. The European debt crisis could soon change that.
Posted In: Money markets, Lehman Brothers, Europe debt crisis

Fairfax, Va.: Land of corporate headquarters and 4.6 percent unemployment

Nov 28, 2011
One country in Virginia is managing to survive and prosper even as the country at large has ongoing financial problems.
Posted In: Washington D.C., unemployment, Virginia

PODCAST: Black Friday's leftovers

Nov 28, 2011
The national retail federation says sales over the last 4 days jumped 16 percent from last year. Consumers spent an average of 398 dollars on Black Friday-- and Black Thursday, and all Black Saturday and Sunday. And about 40 percent of that shopping was done online.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Black Friday

President Obama meets with euro officials on crisis

Nov 28, 2011
President Obama is hosting some top European Union officials at the White House this morning, as concerns grow about what the debt crisis in Europe could do to the American economy.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, government bonds, banking, too big to fail

Monday morning, you sure look fine

Nov 28, 2011
The markets hit a November high, with the key indexes up between 2 and 3 percent all day. Driven by news that the European Union may have a new plan to contain its debt crisis and record holiday retail sales over the weekend, investors came out of their tryptophan haze, saying "Buy!"
Posted In: stock market

PODCAST: Black Friday strikes again

Nov 25, 2011
More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.
Posted In: Black Friday, retail sales, syria, Europe debt crisis

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