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PODCAST: Smelly bus stations and a sauerkraut highway

Feb 8, 2012
The Federal Reserve could vote today on a proposed merger between Capital One and ING Direct USA. We talk to two unemployed Spanish women about what it is like to live in a country with such poor job prospects. The Grand Canyon announces a ban on bottled water, despite fears that Coca-Cola, a big parks sponsor, would react badly. And Wal-Mart chooses a new head for its China operations.

FAA funding bill limits labor unions

Feb 7, 2012
Congress has passed a bill to fund technology upgrades for the Federal Aviation Administration. But some unions say they lose out under the legislation, which also limits union activity.
Posted In: airline industry, unions, FAA

Delaware AG Biden: Mortgage deal not enough

Feb 7, 2012
Forty states have signed on to a settlement deal with the nation's largest banks, while Delaware and other hold-out states try for a better deal.
Posted In: foreclosures, Beau Biden, Housing, mortgage settlement

Bernanke stands firm on low interest rates

Feb 7, 2012
How does Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke know the economy will need low interest rates through 2014? He doesn’t, but we listen anyway.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, interest rates

Consumer borrowing rises again

Feb 7, 2012
A borrowing consumer is a confident consumer. But it's not all good news.
Posted In: consumer borrowing, consumer confidence

States could get billions from 'Robosigning' banks

Feb 6, 2012
Monday is the deadline for states to sign onto a settlement with the nation's largest banks over abusive foreclosure practices. The deal would reportedly force banks to pay billions of dollars to people who lost their homes.
Posted In: Housing, robosigning, foreclosure, mortgage settlement

Analyst: Positive economic indicators send the markets up

Feb 6, 2012
The Dow is now up almost 100 percent from its low in March 2009, and down just 9 percent from the highest point it ever reached in 2007.
Posted In: Dow, economic indicator

Higher stakes for January unemployment report

Feb 3, 2012
The unemployment number in the U.S. has dropped from 8.5 percent in December to 8.3 percent in January.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Labor Department reports January job numbers

Feb 3, 2012
The unemployment rate dropped in January, and December and November jobs were revised upward.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Alan Krueger on the January jobs numbers

Feb 3, 2012
The Labor Department reported the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent. The White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger on what that means for the future of the American workforce.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, white house

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