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PODCAST: Oil prices over $100, teaching preschoolers finance

Nov 16, 2011
In today's Marketplace Morning Report, we take a look at why oil prices have risen so much in the last month. The threat of European contagion is pressing as bonds are quickly being sold off. And the NBA season, if totally cancelled, could have bad effects on the TV business.
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

Inflation hits residential rents hard

Nov 16, 2011
Inflation isn't causing most Americans a problem at this point, but the prices of rental homes and apartments has risen in recent months.
Posted In: rent, Housing, inflation

Job searches, style changes drive apparel sales

Nov 16, 2011
Apparel sales are up, and this time it's men who are buying more. Retailers say the need to dress for job searches are driving men to shop more.
Posted In: sales, Retail, apparel, recession, job search, Jobs

Where family ends for super committee and budget cutters

Nov 16, 2011
One idea of President Obama's that both parties have taken up is that government has to live within its means, just like families do. But the economics of a government are very different from those of a family.
Posted In: Supercommittee, Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

Zuccotti Park emptied, protesters spread elsewhere

Nov 15, 2011
In the early hours of the morning, New York City police evacuated Occupy protests from their home in Zuccotti Park, but they say that won't stop them from going on.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland

Occupy Wall Street goes to court

Nov 15, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters ask a judge to overrule New York's ban on tents in Zuccotti Park.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street regroups after New York eviction

Nov 15, 2011
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says Occupy Wall Street can return to Zuccotti Park today -- but without tents. The demonstrators want a judge to rule that's illegal.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

Occupy protesters say morning was 'cat and mouse'

Nov 15, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protester David Scorca believes the police action will help energize the movement, not end it.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

Holiday shoppers, start your (new car) engines

Nov 15, 2011
Stronger-than-expected October retail sales numbers countered the latest punches from Europe.

Occupy's pivotal moment

Nov 15, 2011
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked Occupy Wall Street protesters out of their home base of Zuccotti Park last night. And what happens next could be very important.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

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