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Understanding the year-end unemployment drop

Dec 22, 2011
What's behind the drop in unemployment claims?
Posted In: unemployment

OK job growth is still OK!

Dec 22, 2011
Weekly jobless claims in the U.S. dropped to 364,000 last week. That's 4,000 fewer than the week before and the smallest number since early 2008.
Posted In: Jobs, manufacturing

The House caves: GOP leaders accept two-month extension of payroll tax cut

Dec 22, 2011
At the urging of President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the GOP-led House say they will pass a two-month payroll tax cut extension.
Posted In: payroll tax

The opposing views on an economic recovery

Dec 22, 2011
Unemployment claims have dropped to their lowest level since April 2008, but some economists say that's still not news to cheer about.
Posted In: recovery

Earning a degree of difficulty at Casino College

Dec 22, 2011
Down and out, many students at Casino College still hope for a shot at the big time
Posted In: Las Vegas, Unemployment, Jobs

GDP third quarter revisions coming

Dec 22, 2011
Economists expect third quarter GDP grew at around 2 percent. But if all goes well, it'll be even higher in the fourth quarter.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Has the ECB action helped avert a banking crisis?

Dec 22, 2011
The European Central Bank yesterday printed $640 billion worth of euros, almost the same amount of money as the TARP program used by the U.S. government during the financial crisis in 2008.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank, banking

Attitude Check: Do the payroll tax cuts matter?

Dec 22, 2011
We speak to Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at Gallup, about whether Americans want the payroll tax extended, and what the controversy in Washington could do to consumer confidence.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C.

The economic story of the year: Politics

Dec 22, 2011
We speak to Diane Swonk about weekly jobless numbers, the payroll tax debate in Washington, and why politics effects economics more than ever.
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, weekly jobless

Homes for less than $10,000

Dec 21, 2011
The housing bust has driven down home prices. In some neighborhoods in Atlanta, they're even cheaper than a used car.
Posted In: Housing, Atlanta

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