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Generations of housing red tape

Dec 1, 2011
On the Pine Ridge reservation, buying a home can take decades, even if you have the money.
Posted In: Housing

'Light at the end of the tunnel' for poor job market

Nov 30, 2011
Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics explains why the nation's current employment measures, while not stellar, are positive signs for the future.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Reich: Extend the payroll tax cut

Nov 30, 2011
The American economy is sagging. Job growth is at a standstill. So how do we kickstart the economy?

Extend the payroll tax cut

Nov 30, 2011
The American economy is sagging. Job growth at a standstill. So what's the best way to kickstart the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax, bargain

Ben Bernanke in a Humvee: Why the Fed bailed out Europe

Nov 30, 2011
To better understand why central banks around the world today said they would "inject liquidity" into the global markets, you might imagine the global economy as a highway
Posted In: liquidity, Federal Reserve, Europe debt crisis

Standard & Poor's downgrades major U.S. banks

Nov 30, 2011
Pressure builds in Europe as clear signs begin to show that a default there would hit the U.S. banks hard.
Posted In: banking, Standard & Poor's, downgrade, Europe debt crisis

Private sector gains offset by continued government layoffs

Nov 30, 2011
John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas speaks about his company's November jobs numbers, which show some signs of improvement
Posted In: Jobs, unemployment, federal government

Dozens of financial institutions downgraded by S&P

Nov 30, 2011
Banks today are reeling, just a day after Standard & Poor's downgraded dozens of financial institutions all around the world -- including here in the United States.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, downgrade, banking

Central banks announce joint plan to avoid credit crunch

Nov 30, 2011
To increase liquidity, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve are teaming up.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, credit crunch

PODCAST: Central banks join forces

Nov 30, 2011
The European debt crisis spreads to American banks. The National Labor Relations Board could speed up the process for elections. In light of recent scandals, universities are taking a closer look at candidates before hiring them on. And the end of Napster has finally come.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, credit crunch

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