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A few possible super committee outcomes

Nov 18, 2011
It's less than a week before the super committee must reach a deal to cut at least $1.2 trillion from the U.S. deficit. Both sides say they know the clock is ticking, but they're not getting closer to agreement.
Posted In: super committee

Super committee running out of time

Nov 18, 2011
With just five days left before the Wednesday deadline to figure out how to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the super committee hasn't been able to agree on where to get the $1.2 trillion. Some say all they've come up with so far is gimmicks offering no real solutions.
Posted In: super committee

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.

Where does Occupy go from here?

Nov 17, 2011
Now that the Occupy Wall Street protests have been uprooted, protesters are taking to the streets. But what are the next steps the movement should take?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy L.A.

Obama attends Boeing plane sale

Nov 17, 2011
President Obama will be at a signing ceremony Friday in Indonesia for the purchase of more than 200 Boeing planes by Indonesian airline Lion Air. The $22 billion deal could mean more than 110,000 jobs here at home.
Posted In: Jobs, Boeing

Fitch warns of U.S. exposure to euro debt

Nov 17, 2011
The credit rating agency Fitch says U.S. banks could be hit hard by the turmoil in Europe. The warning came late yesterday and sent bank shares tumbling.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Fitch, exposure

Will the super committee reach a deal?

Nov 17, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why the super committee might not reach a deal by its deadline.
Posted In: super committee, The Federal Reserve

Super committee deadline looms

Nov 17, 2011
The super committee in Washington must reach a deal by next week, but that is looking increasingly unlikely.
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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

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