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Big government v. big business

Jan 19, 2012
Americans don't feel any love for either. So who do they love?
Posted In: big government, big business, Small Business

Homebuilding ends bad year on upswing

Jan 19, 2012
Government data show that 2011 was the worst year on record for single-family home starts. Several analysts think 2012 will be better.
Posted In: Housing

World Bank predicts slower growth in 2012

Jan 18, 2012
Fears about the possible recession in Europe and a slowing rate of growth in developing nations could mean a grim outlook for 2012.
Posted In: growth, World Bank

PODCAST: Yahoo! or Yahoo?

Jan 18, 2012
News of Jerry Yang's exit from Yahoo after 17 years may mean that the company will have to fine tune its vision. Home Depot has just announced it's going to hire 70,000 seasonal workers over the next few months, but how many of those temps will land permanent jobs? Plus, we look at the true costs of online piracy.
Posted In: Wikipedia, SOPA, World Bank

The economy is a ball and chain around Obama's ankle

Jan 18, 2012
Commentator Todd Buchholz says Americans aren't afraid to fire the president when times are tough.
Posted In: 2012 election, politics

Republicans no shoe-in to retake presidency

Jan 18, 2012
Commentator Jamal Simmons says weak GOP candidates give Obama the edge despite economy.
Posted In: 2012 election, politics

Housing: Builders and buyers gaining confidence

Jan 18, 2012
New data from home builders indicate they're feeling more confident, and now that layoffs have slowed, buyers are feeling more secure, too. Still, there are bumps ahead for the housing industry.
Posted In: Housing

Romney’s run renews capital-gains tax debate

Jan 18, 2012
Like Warren Buffett, Mitt Romney pays a low tax rate because his income is from investments, not labor. Why does the tax code differentiate?
Posted In: tax, investment

Buffett ready to match GOP tax donations

Jan 18, 2012
The billionaire will match the contributions made by Rep. Scott Rigell to pay down the national debt. But he's still waiting for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to make a contribution.
Posted In: debt, national debt, Warren Buffett

Home Depot hiring 70,000 seasonal workers

Jan 18, 2012
The home improvement retailer hired half its spring-time seasonal workers last year permanently. Some of them could land permanent jobs again.
Posted In: Jobs, Home Depot

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