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So much for the golden years

Nov 17, 2011
Most Americans believe their retirement won’t come early or be particularly comfortable.
Posted In: Retirement, Work, retirement savings

Jitters about Spain and Washington take the stage

Nov 17, 2011
A big afternoon drop in the markets on concerns that the congressional super committee is deadlocked and the yield on Spanish bonds neared a disturbingly high 7 percent.

Where does Occupy go from here?

Nov 17, 2011
Now that the Occupy Wall Street protests have been uprooted, protesters are taking to the streets. But what are the next steps the movement should take?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy L.A.

Obama attends Boeing plane sale

Nov 17, 2011
President Obama will be at a signing ceremony Friday in Indonesia for the purchase of more than 200 Boeing planes by Indonesian airline Lion Air. The $22 billion deal could mean more than 110,000 jobs here at home.
Posted In: Jobs, Boeing

PODCAST: Oil prices over $100, teaching preschoolers finance

Nov 16, 2011
In today's Marketplace Morning Report, we take a look at why oil prices have risen so much in the last month. The threat of European contagion is pressing as bonds are quickly being sold off. And the NBA season, if totally cancelled, could have bad effects on the TV business.
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

Inflation hits residential rents hard

Nov 16, 2011
Inflation isn't causing most Americans a problem at this point, but the prices of rental homes and apartments has risen in recent months.
Posted In: rent, Housing, inflation

Job searches, style changes drive apparel sales

Nov 16, 2011
Apparel sales are up, and this time it's men who are buying more. Retailers say the need to dress for job searches are driving men to shop more.
Posted In: sales, Retail, apparel, recession, job search, Jobs

Where family ends for super committee and budget cutters

Nov 16, 2011
One idea of President Obama's that both parties have taken up is that government has to live within its means, just like families do. But the economics of a government are very different from those of a family.
Posted In: Supercommittee, Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

The future of U.S. manufacturing

Nov 16, 2011
A new report says manufacturing will have three million new openings in the next decade. But it isn't the same kind of industry it was decades ago.
Posted In: manufacturing, Jobs

European bond market on a rollercoaster ride

Nov 16, 2011
With ongoing fears of contagion in Europe, the bond market in the eurozone has hit trouble this week.
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis, bonds

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