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Feel-good end to 2012

Dec 27, 2011
Two surveys out today have spenders and scholars upbeat about the health of the U.S. economy, for now at least.
Posted In: consumer confidence, Christmas

A coming credit crunch?

Dec 27, 2011
We talk a lot about the stock market, but the real lifeblood of U.S. companies is the corporate bond market, which is twice as large.
Posted In: bonds, corporations

Need work? Become a software engineer

Dec 26, 2011
The unemployment situation is still tough for many millions of Americans, but for those companies hiring software engineers, trouble cuts the other way.
Posted In: software engineer, Jobs, employment, technology

Oil in North Dakota spurs housing boom

Dec 26, 2011
Oil towns in North Dakota have spawned a robust job market, but the state's housing situation can't keep up. This year, 2,000 will be built.
Posted In: Jobs, North Dakota

2011 in review: Washington's politics

Dec 26, 2011
Two words: Congressional gridlock.
Posted In: Congress, 2011

Detroit girds for possible state takeover

Dec 26, 2011
With Detroit $12 billion in debt, Michigan is about to start a financial review that could result in a state-appointed emergency manager for the city.
Posted In: Detroit

Double-digit unemployment? These firms can't find workers

Dec 24, 2011
In Los Angeles, clothing makers are trying to ride a growth wave, if only they could find people to hire
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, manufacturing, fashion

Federal borrowing virtually free now

Dec 23, 2011
Some economists advocate borrowing the money to pay for extending tax cuts and unemployment benefits.
Posted In: interest rates

How will the payroll tax cut be paid for?

Dec 23, 2011
The payroll tax cut is expected to be extended for another two months. How will lawmakers come up with the billions it's going to cost?
Posted In: payroll tax, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Is payroll tax extension a win for consumers?

Dec 23, 2011
The payroll tax cut extension amounts to an extra $1,000 in the average workers' pocket for 2012. What does it mean for the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax

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