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The economic impact of catastrophe

Jan 17, 2012
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the economic impact of things like natural disasters and terrorist attacks -- and how companies should prepare.
Posted In: natural disasters, just in time

Businesses eyeing payroll tax cut extension

Jan 16, 2012
Businesses want to attach tax credits to the payroll tax extension bill.
Posted In: payroll tax, Taxes

Majority of Americans feel class conflict

Jan 16, 2012
A new study out finds larger percentages of Americans are seeing conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.
Posted In: pew, Rich, poor, class

S&P downgrades France and Austria from AAA rating

Jan 16, 2012
Right after Wall Street closed on Friday, the ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the credit ratings of nine European countries. France and Austria lost their prized AAA credit ratings.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, downgrade, Europe debt crisis, Greece

Markets not swayed by big eurozone downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
Countries like France and Austria lost their AAA rating in the last Standard & Poor's downgrade -- so why are the markets relatively flat today?
Posted In: stock market, Eurozone

PODCAST: The cruise ship industry, more euro downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
World leaders are meeting in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the future of renewable energy, especially in developing countries. What would the the planet look like if other countries caught up to the rate of car ownership we have here in the U.S.? And yet another Standard and Poor's downgrade has hit Europe.

Occupy Wall Street continues

Jan 16, 2012
Police sweeps have closed Occupy Wall Street camps in a growing number of major cities. But the Occupy movement is still active.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

Cordray's plans for the CFPB

Jan 13, 2012
Richard Cordray, chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discusses what powers he'll have and how he plans to use them.
Posted In: CFPB, Personal Finance, debt, mortgage, Richard Cordray

How's about a do-over on all that debt?

Jan 13, 2012
Comedian Tim Bedore likes the concept of debt forgiveness. And he has some ideas about how to make us swallow it.
Posted In: debt forgiveness

The move towards privatization

Jan 13, 2012
As cash-strapped local and state governments look to raise more money, many are moving toward privatizing things that used to be public. Is it a good decision?
Posted In: privatization, state government, local government

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