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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

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

First class mail will take longer

Dec 5, 2011
The U.S. Postal Service announced that it would shutter more than half of its processing centers next year increasing the number of days to deliver some mail
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, Postal Service, mail

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

A tale of two economies

Dec 2, 2011
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the U.S. created 120,000 new jobs in the month of November, while the national unemployment rate fell to a surprising 8.6 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Military veterans and the current job market

Dec 2, 2011
Servicemembers return stateside to one of the worst job markets in history. Two veterans share their job-hunting stories: One who is still searching for a job and another who found work quickly after he retired from the military.
Posted In: military, Jobs

This week: American Airlines restructuring, job numbers

Dec 2, 2011
We talk with Washington reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer about the top stories from this week.
Posted In: Barney Frank, dodd-frank, Jobs, American Airlines, bankrutpcy, Unemployment

Angela Merkel calls for strict government spending rules

Dec 2, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel today called for a new legally binding set of rules to control spending in all eurozone countries, with harsh fines for any rule-breakers.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Angela Merkel, euro

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

Merkel calls euro debt crisis a 'marathon'

Dec 2, 2011
Germany's leader spoke today, calling for stricter regulations across Europe.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

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