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How MERS helped the housing downfall

Jan 25, 2012
Harper's Magazine's Chris Ketcham discusses his latest article on MERS, the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, which he says contributed to the problems that led to the mortgage finance bubble.
Posted In: Housing, MERS

Can we bring manufacturing back from overseas?

Jan 25, 2012
In his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama said he hopes to bring manufacturing jobs back to the country from overseas. But with countries like Apple firmly planted in factories abroad, will that ever happen?
Posted In: Jobs, manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

Long-term manufacturing decline hard to reverse

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama announced that he hoped to start bringing manufacturing jobs back to our shores. But we might never again reach the peak of the 1940's.
Posted In: manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

President Obama heads to Arizona

Jan 25, 2012
Following his State of the Union address yesterday that focused on job growth, the president heads to Arizona today. We talk to a congressman there about what the president's speech and visit mean for him.
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, Congress

PODCAST: Chevy Volts and puppy Uggs

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama's State of the Union speech put a spotlight on American manufacturing and job growth. We take a closer look at the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, and how the process affects people across the country. Today marks the one year anniversary of the uprising in Egypt. And is it possible to trademark the color red?

Memo from the president: Step up manufacturing

Jan 25, 2012
In his State of the Union address, President Obama drove home the point that manufacturing is going to get us out of the economic hole the banks dug for us.
Posted In: Barack Obama, manufacturing, General Motors

Reaction to Obama's State of the Union

Jan 25, 2012
Jai Damian, a 41-year-old working part time, shares her thoughts on the president's State of the Union address and how much time she's willing to give him to get something done.
Posted In: State of the Union, Barack Obama

What is an effective tax rate?

Jan 24, 2012
News is out this morning that Mitt Romney's effective tax rate is around 14 percent. But that's a different tax rate calculation than the one you're probably familiar with.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Taxes, 2012 campaign

PODCAST: Tax returns and golden arches

Jan 24, 2012
As President Obama prepares to give his State of the Union address this evening, it seems likely that political gridlock will continue in Washington, D.C. Debt talks continue in Greece, and the country is taking some steps to boost revenue. Reporter Amy Scott looks at what higher education actually teaches students. And the American TV show 'Pimp My Ride' has big fans in Morocco.

What to expect in the State of the Union

Jan 24, 2012
What economic issues will President Obama likely mention in his State of the Union address?
Posted In: State of the Union, Barack Obama

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