Economy - Most Commented


South Carolina CEO explains the state economy

Jan 20, 2012
Leading into the South Carolina primary, we speak to one CEO in the state to help explain what people there are most concerned about.
Posted In: 2012 election, South Carolina, ceo

Venture capitalism on the rise in recent months

Jan 20, 2012
A new report shows that tech companies are attracting more start up money, as venture capital funding rose 19 percent in the last part of 2011.
Posted In: venture capital, start-ups, technology

PODCAST: General Electric and General Motors

Jan 20, 2012
As the South Carolina primary draws near, four GOP contenders remain. How does Rick Santorum stand out from the pack? Smart phone users continue to eat up data, with no signs of slowing down. IKEA continues to thrive despite the economic problems in Europe. And postage stamps are about to cost just a wee bit more.

Attitude Check: The State of the Union

Jan 19, 2012
As Americans await Obama's State of the Union address, are they feeling better about the economy than in 2011?
Posted In: Gallup, Barack Obama, State of the Union

Weekly unemployment lowest in nearly four years

Jan 19, 2012
After last week's relatively high weekly jobless claim numbers, they are back down this week -- to the lowest level in almost four years.
Posted In: weekly jobless, Unemployment

PODCAST: Low-tech piracy, one small leap second

Jan 19, 2012
Generally speaking, the public in Europe remains committed to the common currency of the euro, even as the region struggles to fight off recession. A major Apple announcement is expected today surrounding e-textbooks. As the South Carolina primary approaches, we speak to a Tea Party supporter about who she will vote for. And what is the significance of the leap second?

Big government v. big business

Jan 19, 2012
Americans don't feel any love for either. So who do they love?
Posted In: big government, big business, Small Business

Homebuilding ends bad year on upswing

Jan 19, 2012
Government data show that 2011 was the worst year on record for single-family home starts. Several analysts think 2012 will be better.
Posted In: Housing

World Bank predicts slower growth in 2012

Jan 18, 2012
Fears about the possible recession in Europe and a slowing rate of growth in developing nations could mean a grim outlook for 2012.
Posted In: growth, World Bank

PODCAST: Yahoo! or Yahoo?

Jan 18, 2012
News of Jerry Yang's exit from Yahoo after 17 years may mean that the company will have to fine tune its vision. Home Depot has just announced it's going to hire 70,000 seasonal workers over the next few months, but how many of those temps will land permanent jobs? Plus, we look at the true costs of online piracy.
Posted In: Wikipedia, SOPA, World Bank