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Can we expect solutions from Europe this week?

Dec 5, 2011
It is a big week for the European debt crisis, as French and German leaders plan for a meeting Friday.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, nicolas sarkozy
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Europeans 'getting their hands dirty' solving debt problem

Dec 5, 2011
News from Europe today shows positive steps towards solving the debt crisis, on the micro and macro level.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy
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PODCAST: Italian austerity, American spending

Dec 5, 2011
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti unveiled a firm austerity plan for his country. In the wake of a tempestuous month for leadership, we take a look at accountability, both in Europe and at American universities. Allan Sloan explains the payroll tax cuts, and reporter David Gura spotlights the increasing wealth gap.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis
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CFPB at a standstill until director is approved

Dec 5, 2011
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can investigate complaints, but that's about it -- at least until a head of the bureau is approved by Congress.
Posted In: CFPB, Washington D.C., politics
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Who's benefiting from a payroll tax cut?

Dec 3, 2011
Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan explains the payroll tax cut, and who is benefiting the most from them.
Posted In: payroll tax
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White House economist Alan Krueger on latest jobs report

Dec 2, 2011
America's unemployment rate for the month of November fell to 8.6 percent. We have reaction from a leading White House economist.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, white house
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Payroll tax cut extension still in limbo

Dec 2, 2011
Extending the payroll tax cut failed in the Senate over divisions on how to pay for it. If it isn't paid for, that diverts money from Social Security.
Posted In: payroll tax
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Jobless rate falls to lowest level since 2009

Dec 2, 2011
The U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs in November. But the unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent because many more people dropped out of the workforce.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment
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Minnesota in the black -- for now

Dec 2, 2011
An unexpected budget surplus sees Minnesota in the black...at least for now.
Posted In: Minnesota, state budgets
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Will the slow job growth continue?

Dec 2, 2011
Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution says that there have been some positive signs in the job market, but the situation is precarious.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

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