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Diane Swonk: Lawmakers nearing the end of debt debates

Jun 16, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, just returned from Washington D.C. where she was meeting with the power players in the debt debate. She says the lawmakers are nearing a preliminary, 'real deal' agreement.
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House Republicans tackle the budget

Jun 15, 2011
The House is moving forward on passing spending bills to meet the fiscal year deadline of Oct. 1. Whether its political will is all for naught, though, is yet to be seen.
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With clock ticking, lawmakers resume debt discussions

Jun 14, 2011
Vice President Joe Biden and congressional negotiators will resume debt reduction discussions today. New faces, such las Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are joining the talks today in hopes of avoiding a federal default.
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Vice President Biden wrestling budget deal

Jun 13, 2011
Joe Biden continues to meet with top lawmakers. With the economy sputtering, more stimulus is now part of the discussion.
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Educated immigrants now outnumber lower-skilled

Jun 9, 2011
A new report released from the Brookings Institution shows that highly skilled temporary and permanent immigrants in the United States now outnumber lower-skilled ones. Andrey Singer from the Brookings Institution explains.
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Wall Street's preferred deficit cuts: short-term gain with long-term pain

Jun 6, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist at the investment bank BNP Paribas, discusses what kinds of spending cuts would benefit the markets.
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Report: John Bryson to be named Commerce Secretary by Obama

May 31, 2011
President Barack Obama is expected to nominate the former chairman and CEO of Edison International John Bryson as the next commerce secretary. The president will make a formal announcement later today.
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Treasury sells 200 million AIG shares

May 25, 2011
The U.S. Treasury has sold 200 million of its shares of AIG stock at $29 a piece. The sale lowered taxpayers' stake in the company from 92 percent to 77 percent .
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Analysis: Has Dodd-Frank solved the moral hazard problem?

May 25, 2011
Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, discusses the benefits of Dodd-Frank and the roll of lobbyists in the Financial Regulation Reform Act.
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Defense Secretary Gates to outline Pentagon budget

May 24, 2011
Secretary Robert Gates is set to dictate Pentagon budget cuts before he ends his tenure at the Department of Defense. Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution explains.

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