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A tale of two economies

Dec 2, 2011
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the U.S. created 120,000 new jobs in the month of November, while the national unemployment rate fell to a surprising 8.6 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Military veterans and the current job market

Dec 2, 2011
Servicemembers return stateside to one of the worst job markets in history. Two veterans share their job-hunting stories: One who is still searching for a job and another who found work quickly after he retired from the military.
Posted In: military, Jobs

Angela Merkel calls for strict government spending rules

Dec 2, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel today called for a new legally binding set of rules to control spending in all eurozone countries, with harsh fines for any rule-breakers.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Angela Merkel, euro

This week: American Airlines restructuring, job numbers

Dec 2, 2011
We talk with Washington reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer about the top stories from this week.
Posted In: Barney Frank, dodd-frank, Jobs, American Airlines, bankrutpcy, Unemployment

Will the slow job growth continue?

Dec 2, 2011
Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution says that there have been some positive signs in the job market, but the situation is precarious.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Merkel calls euro debt crisis a 'marathon'

Dec 2, 2011
Germany's leader spoke today, calling for stricter regulations across Europe.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

Do payroll tax cuts help the economy?

Dec 2, 2011
The Senate yesterday failed to agree on a deal that would extend payroll tax cuts, a key part of President Obama's stimulus
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., Senate, payroll tax

Unemployment rate drops to 8.6% in November

Dec 2, 2011
The unemployment rate hits its lowest level in two and a half years, but not all the numbers are so rosy.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

The debts of households, companies and governments

Dec 1, 2011
And how they influence a country's GDP.
Posted In: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), GDP

Markets react well to help from world's central banks

Dec 1, 2011
The Dow had its best day in almost three years yesterday following the news that central banks around the world would help ease the credit crunch.
Posted In: European Central Bank, credit crunch, Mario Draghi

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