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President Obama pushes for payroll tax extension

Dec 6, 2011
A tax hike could be in store for all Americans at the start of next year if Republicans and Democrats in Washington can't agree. The current payroll tax cuts put money into the pockets of consumers.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., President Obama, payroll tax

PODCAST: The U.S. weighs in on Europe

Dec 6, 2011
The latest threat for Europe comes from Standard & Poor's: a possible downgrade of 15 countries if the debt problems continue. Irish citizens are bracing for the fourth year of austerity. Author Robert Neuwirth says the informal economy could soon make up two-thirds of the world's workforce. Pollution in China could be a benefit for the U.S., and Microsoft sets out to revamp XBox Live.
Posted In: payroll tax, Europe debt crisis

Obama invoking Theodore Roosevelt

Dec 6, 2011
The president speaks in Osawatomie, Kansas, where Roosevelt laid out his "square deal" for the middle class in 1910. Obama has a modern day version.
Posted In: payroll tax, middle class

Charity in a down economy

Dec 6, 2011
Three years after the start of the recession, we revisit the Los Angeles' Boys & Girls club as a gauge on how nonprofits are faring.
Posted In: nonprofits, Charitable giving, charities, Charity

Spending on Christmas 'bling' is up

Dec 6, 2011
Consumers will almost $6 billion dollars on holiday decorations this year - the most in seven years - according to new data from the National Retail Federation
Posted In: Christmas, spending, decorations

California, Nevada attorneys general join forces

Dec 6, 2011
Attorneys General Kamala Harris of California and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada discuss their plans to work together on investigating and prosecuting mortgage fraud.
Posted In: foreclosures, mortgage fraud

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

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

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

President Obama pushes to get CFPB head approved

Dec 5, 2011
this week, President Obama's expected to put the pressure on Congress to approve his nominee to head the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. But Republicans vow to hold up any nominee until the bureau itself gets overhauled.
Posted In: politics, CFPB, Richard Cordray, Wall Street

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