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Understanding the year-end unemployment drop

Dec 22, 2011
What's behind the drop in unemployment claims?
Posted In: unemployment

OK job growth is still OK!

Dec 22, 2011
Weekly jobless claims in the U.S. dropped to 364,000 last week. That's 4,000 fewer than the week before and the smallest number since early 2008.
Posted In: Jobs, manufacturing

Earning a degree of difficulty at Casino College

Dec 22, 2011
Down and out, many students at Casino College still hope for a shot at the big time
Posted In: Las Vegas, Unemployment, Jobs

The House caves: GOP leaders accept two-month extension of payroll tax cut

Dec 22, 2011
At the urging of President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the GOP-led House say they will pass a two-month payroll tax cut extension.
Posted In: payroll tax

PODCAST: A mobile Super Bowl, ECB plan exceeds expectations

Dec 21, 2011
As Spain gears up for new leadership, the European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. During the holidays, consumers generate as much as 25 percent more waste from packaging, unused holiday cards and wrapping paper, and other seasonal items. In some Atlanta neighborhoods, houses are selling for under 10,000 -- less than the price of many used cars.
Posted In: European Central Bank, NFL, Super Bowl

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

Homes for less than $10,000

Dec 21, 2011
The housing bust has driven down home prices. In some neighborhoods in Atlanta, they're even cheaper than a used car.
Posted In: Housing, Atlanta

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