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Some bright spots in the revised GDP numbers

Nov 22, 2011
The revised third quarter GDP figures show 2 percent growth, down from the previously estimated 2.5 percent gain. Few economists were expecting that much of a revision and it sure looks like a disappointment -- until you start picking through the numbers.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Some Californians turn to church in troubled times

Nov 22, 2011
In the Southern California town of Rialto, jobs and homes have been lost. And one evangelical church has stepped in to help.
Posted In: Inland Empire, church

The stimulus added how many jobs?

Nov 22, 2011
The Congressional Budget Office says the 2009 economic stimulus added lots of jobs. But we're not sure about how many.
Posted In: economic stimulus

Looking back at the housing boom and bust

Nov 22, 2011
A portrait of one of the places where the housing crash vaporized tens of thousands of jobs and millions in household wealth.
Posted In: Housing

Was the super committee doomed from the start?

Nov 21, 2011
Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan says there's a reason why the super committee has yet to make a decision on the deficit-cutting deal: There aren't, and never were, any ramifications for failure.
Posted In: super committee

Super committee could push decision past next election

Nov 21, 2011
The super committee has until Wednesday to reach a debt deal, but it is looking increasingly likely that real decisions won't get made until after the elections of 2012.
Posted In: debt ceiling, super committee, 2012 election

Super committee is latest in a long line of debt solution attempts

Nov 21, 2011
As it looks more and more likely that the super committee will fail to reach a deal, a look back at previous attempts to solve the debt crisis.
Posted In: super committee, debt ceiling, Washington

Julia Coronado: We don't know how long we can go without debt solution

Nov 21, 2011
As of now, the markets are still going on despite the likely lack of a deal in the super committee this week. But much of that depends on the situation in Europe, which could turn around.
Posted In: Washington, debt ceiling, super committee, spain

Super committee likely to be at an impasse

Nov 21, 2011
The super committee is bumping up its deadline to reach a budget solution, and so far, no end is in sight.
Posted In: super committee, debt ceiling, Washington

PODCAST: Super committee nears the end

Nov 21, 2011
Talks are winding down at the Congressional super committee, and so far, no deal has been made. Spain has a new government after elections were held over the weekend. Hewlett-Packard reports earnings today, the first time since Meg Whitman took the reins. And Tyson foods, the big meat producer, reported even bigger quarterly losses.
Posted In: super committee, spain, chicken

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