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Americans react to the failure of super committee

Nov 22, 2011
According to preliminary polls, the average American may not be as worried about the failure of the super committee to reach a deal as some would think.
Posted In: super committee, deficit-cutting

Third quarter GDP revised down

Nov 22, 2011
The Commerce Department says the economy grew 2 percent, revised down from 2.5. But economists say chances are after one step back, we'll take two forward.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Los Angeles offers protesters office space

Nov 22, 2011
L.A. officials try to tempt Occupy protesters off the City Hall lawn by offering cheap office space, farmland and housing.
Posted In: Occupy L.A.

North Dakota oil spawns a housing boom

Nov 22, 2011
North Dakota oil towns have jobs aplenty but nowhere to live. Williston used to get five new homes a year. This year, 2,000 will be built.
Posted In: Housing, North Dakota

Some bright spots in the revised GDP numbers

Nov 22, 2011
The revised third quarter GDP figures show 2 percent growth, down from the previously estimated 2.5 percent gain. Few economists were expecting that much of a revision and it sure looks like a disappointment -- until you start picking through the numbers.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Some Californians turn to church in troubled times

Nov 22, 2011
In the Southern California town of Rialto, jobs and homes have been lost. And one evangelical church has stepped in to help.
Posted In: Inland Empire, church

The stimulus added how many jobs?

Nov 22, 2011
The Congressional Budget Office says the 2009 economic stimulus added lots of jobs. But we're not sure about how many.
Posted In: economic stimulus

Looking back at the housing boom and bust

Nov 22, 2011
A portrait of one of the places where the housing crash vaporized tens of thousands of jobs and millions in household wealth.
Posted In: Housing

Was the super committee doomed from the start?

Nov 21, 2011
Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan says there's a reason why the super committee has yet to make a decision on the deficit-cutting deal: There aren't, and never were, any ramifications for failure.
Posted In: super committee

Super committee could push decision past next election

Nov 21, 2011
The super committee has until Wednesday to reach a debt deal, but it is looking increasingly likely that real decisions won't get made until after the elections of 2012.
Posted In: debt ceiling, super committee, 2012 election

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