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PODCAST: Retail sales and valentine hearts

Feb 14, 2012
Two former Bear Stearns executives accused of misleading investors about the quality of risky mortgages have settled with the federal government. Waffle House is transforming more than a hundred restaurants into Valentine wonderlands. President Obama is meeting today with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is expected to be the next president of China. And some experts are looking to Zynga's earnings to help predict how Facebook will fare in the coming months.

What California hopes to get from China

Feb 14, 2012
Los Angeles is on the agenda for Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's U.S. visit. California and China have multiple ties, and this visit could set a standard for future negotiations.
Posted In: China, Xi Jinping, california

$5-per-gallon gas?

Feb 14, 2012
It's only February and gas prices are already on the rise. At the current trajectory, summer could bring record highs at the pump.
Posted In: gas prices

Fighting the holiday-shopping hangover

Feb 14, 2012
According to the Census Bureau, retail sales growth in January was about half what was expected.
Posted In: U.S. Census Bureau, retail sales

Nevadans scrutinize $25 billion foreclosure settlement

Feb 13, 2012
Banks will pay out billions over questionable foreclosure practices, like robo-signing. Will homeowners in hard-hit Nevada feel relief?
Posted In: mortgage settlement, Housing, foreclosures

Getting vets working again

Feb 13, 2012
With employment at 13 percent for U.S. veterans, big companies are starting initiatives to get them back to work in civilian life.
Posted In: veterans, military, Jobs, Unemployment

$3.8 trillion budget released

Feb 13, 2012
President Obama has published his multi-trillion-dollar budget. Despite it being an election year, Karen Shaw Petrou thinks we should take it seriously.
Posted In: federal budget, Obama, Taxes

Saving money on making money

Feb 13, 2012
In his new budget released today, President Obama said he wants Congress to let the Treasury Department use cheaper materials to mint our coins.
Posted In: federal budget, penny, currency

Obama budget increases spending on infrastructure

Feb 13, 2012
President Obama's budget for next year includes hundreds of billions for new infrastructure projects and repairs to the nation's roads and bridges. But it could take years before any work actually begins.
Posted In: infrastructure

The budget math of the payroll tax extension

Feb 13, 2012
The details of the payroll tax reduction, the chances it’ll be extended and how it’ll be paid for.
Posted In: payroll tax