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Mortgage settlement to be closely policed

Mar 12, 2012
The $25 billion settlement announced last month finally details all the different types of relief for borrowers. But it sure took a long time.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, mortgage, mortgage settlement

Food stamp fraud grows in the U.S.

Mar 9, 2012
A recent report says that as the food stamp program has grown, so has fraud. And it's costing the government hundreds of millions of dollars.
Posted In: food stamps

How the job hunt has changed in this economy

Mar 9, 2012
Technology has become a good way of keeping up with your networks and connections in your job search.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Today's jobs report not a full view of U.S. employment

Mar 9, 2012
Economists expect continued improvement in the job market, and perhaps another dip in the unemployment rate -- which is currently at 8.3 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Unemployment rate stable at 8.3% in February

Mar 9, 2012
Steady job growth continues in the U.S., with 227,000 jobs added last month.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Where the strengths lie in today's jobs report

Mar 9, 2012
The big news this morning is the February jobs report from the Labor Department. U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs last month and previous estimates for December and January were revised higher.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

White House economist speaks on stable job numbers

Mar 9, 2012
The jobless rate in the U.S. held steady at 8.3 percent and the U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February. Alan Krueger of the White House Council of Economic Advisers explains what still needs to be done.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, white house, Alan Kruegar

PODCAST: 227,000 jobs added, Greek crisis averted

Mar 9, 2012
The monthly unemployment numbers are released by the Labor Department today. How did February fare? Chris Farrell explains how the process for finding a job has changed in the last few years. The cost of the federal food stamp program has also changed since the start of the recession, doubling to 45 million Americans who are now receiving food assistance. And at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, the focus might be shifting from music to technology.

Today's jobs numbers... on a micro level

Mar 9, 2012
Three Americans. Three new jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

How gas prices are affecting Americans

Mar 8, 2012
According to the latest Gallup data, Americans could withstand over $5 a gallon for gasoline before they had to significantly change their buying habits.
Posted In: gas, Oil, 2012 election

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