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PODCAST: Engineers study harder than business majors

Nov 17, 2011
In today's Mid-day Update, we look at the ongoing debt crisis and Europe and its potential effects on U.S. banks. Meanwhile, the deadline for the Congressional super committee is not far off. And poverty numbers among the elderly are rising.
Posted In: mid-day update

California faces more budget cuts

Nov 17, 2011
The state of California is receiving much less in revenue this year than it projected.
Posted In: state budget, Jerry Brown

So much for the golden years

Nov 17, 2011
Most Americans believe their retirement won’t come early or be particularly comfortable.
Posted In: Retirement, Work, retirement savings

Jitters about Spain and Washington take the stage

Nov 17, 2011
A big afternoon drop in the markets on concerns that the congressional super committee is deadlocked and the yield on Spanish bonds neared a disturbingly high 7 percent.

The future of U.S. manufacturing

Nov 16, 2011
A new report says manufacturing will have three million new openings in the next decade. But it isn't the same kind of industry it was decades ago.
Posted In: manufacturing, Jobs

European bond market on a rollercoaster ride

Nov 16, 2011
With ongoing fears of contagion in Europe, the bond market in the eurozone has hit trouble this week.
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis, bonds

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

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