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Bank failures down but not done

Jan 3, 2012
The number of bank failures in 2011 fell from the previous year, but banks are far from being out of the woods just yet.
Posted In: Banks, banking, FDIC, failure

U.S. manufacturing expands

Jan 3, 2012
According to the Institute for Supply Management, in December a key indicator of manufacturing health was at a six-month high.
Posted In: manufacturing, consumer confidence

European leaders not optimistic for 2012

Jan 2, 2012
Leaders usually like to start the year with optimism, but Angela Merkel and others are finding it hard to see the bright side to the current situation in Europe.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Angela Merkel, euro, Eurozone

PODCAST: Forecasts for 2012, Rupert Murdoch tweets

Jan 2, 2012
The change of leadership over the weekend at IBM puts a fresh spotlight on the ongoing struggle women face landing top corporate jobs. The University of North Alabama has decided to spend $3.4 million to jump up to the NCAA's Division I. Will the sports move help or hinder other students?
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, ExxonMobil

What's behind a job-hunt success

Jan 2, 2012
Nearly half of the unemployed have been looking for six months or longer. For every available job right now, there are more than four people fighting for it. But someone's getting it, right? So what accounts for the winners?
Posted In: Jobs

Iowa caucus 2012: The economic upside goes beyond restaurant tips

Jan 2, 2012
Presidential candidates and their teams spend a lot of money every four years in Iowa, from pizza delivery to TV ads. But the long-term economic benefits are what really matters to the state.
Posted In: 2012 election, Iowa

For 2012, "cautious" optimism abounds

Jan 2, 2012
Today's data on global manufacturing was better than expected. Combine that with slightly better numbers on unemployment and housing last month, and analysts think the economy is, well, better.
Posted In: Purchasing Managers Index, economic indicators

Minimum wage raise for lowest paid

Jan 2, 2012
Eight states raised the minimum wage on Jan. 1. For one worker on the receiving end, it's the difference of being able to buy toothpaste.
Posted In: minimum wage

PODCAST: Verizon's new $2 charge, predictions for 2012

Dec 30, 2011
States could expand lotteries and start new games like online poker thanks to a new ruling that allows Internet gambling. The Times Square celebration brings in a worldwide audience and millions of tourist dollars to NYC every year. And now that U.S. troops have pulled out Iraq, turns out direct benefit for American oil companies never materialized.
Posted In: Verizon, 2012

All eyes on China and Europe in 2012

Dec 30, 2011
In the New Year, financial experts will keep a close watch on both the eurozone and China, and their impact on the global economy.
Posted In: China's Economy, Eurozone, China, 2012

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