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Food stamp use is only rising

Jan 17, 2012
A surge in food stamp use is being fueled by middle-income people who have lost their jobs or homes.
Posted In: food stamps

Age of U.S. cars hits record high 10.8 years

Jan 17, 2012
Experts see bright days ahead for the auto industry as Americans look to replace their clunkers in droves.
Posted In: auto sales, cars, Auto

Retail workers protest low pay and hours

Jan 17, 2012
Store employees say they must fight for hours and work unpredictable shifts, and still can't make a living, according to a union survey.
Posted In: Retail, part-time jobs

The economic impact of catastrophe

Jan 17, 2012
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the economic impact of things like natural disasters and terrorist attacks -- and how companies should prepare.
Posted In: natural disasters, just in time

Majority of Americans feel class conflict

Jan 16, 2012
A new study out finds larger percentages of Americans are seeing conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.
Posted In: pew, Rich, poor, class

S&P downgrades France and Austria from AAA rating

Jan 16, 2012
Right after Wall Street closed on Friday, the ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the credit ratings of nine European countries. France and Austria lost their prized AAA credit ratings.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, downgrade, Europe debt crisis, Greece

Markets not swayed by big eurozone downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
Countries like France and Austria lost their AAA rating in the last Standard & Poor's downgrade -- so why are the markets relatively flat today?
Posted In: stock market, Eurozone

PODCAST: The cruise ship industry, more euro downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
World leaders are meeting in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the future of renewable energy, especially in developing countries. What would the the planet look like if other countries caught up to the rate of car ownership we have here in the U.S.? And yet another Standard and Poor's downgrade has hit Europe.

Occupy Wall Street continues

Jan 16, 2012
Police sweeps have closed Occupy Wall Street camps in a growing number of major cities. But the Occupy movement is still active.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

Businesses eyeing payroll tax cut extension

Jan 16, 2012
Businesses want to attach tax credits to the payroll tax extension bill.
Posted In: payroll tax, Taxes

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