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What the end of jobless benefits means to one unemployed worker

Dec 21, 2011
Stephanie Elsenpeter has been unemployed for over a year. Her jobless benefits will run out in January. So what's she going to do?
Posted In: unemployment benefits

The feel good factor

Dec 20, 2011
A surprisingly successful Spanish bond sale and news of an increase in new home construction spurred markets to rally today.
Posted In: spain, markets, bonds

PODCAST: AT&T hangs up on T-Mobile

Dec 20, 2011
AT&T backs out of its plan to takeover its rival T-Mobile. In Foxboro, Mass. controversy is brewing over a plan to build a casino. The movie box office is suffering this year, and Chinese airports are getting an upgrade.
Posted In: AT&T, payroll tax

Housing construction up in November

Dec 20, 2011
Builders are as busy as they've been in a year-and-a-half. Some of those homes aren't the typical house though -- they're being built for multi-generational families.
Posted In: Housing

Consumers are spending, but still skittish

Dec 19, 2011
A new report shows Americans' feelings of financial security rebounded during November, but only back to the same levels as last year.
Posted In: consumer

Payroll tax cut decision down to the wire

Dec 19, 2011
Last week, the Senate agreed on a two month temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts, but the House of Representatives is yet to get on board. We speak to Congressman John Carter of Texas as to whether it will happen.
Posted In: payroll tax, politics, Washington D.C.

Payroll tax cut debate continues in Washington

Dec 19, 2011
Debate over whether payroll tax cuts are good for the economy, both in the short and long-term, continues to cause friction in Washington as a deadline fast approaches
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

U.S. economic relationship with North Korea unlikely to change

Dec 19, 2011
The death of Kim Jong-Il still leaves much to be determined before the U.S. will ever remove sanctions against North Korea and engage in an economic relationship with the country
Posted In: North Korea, Kim Jong-Il

PODCAST: The latest Saab story, what's next for North Korea

Dec 19, 2011
Markets around the world are reacting to the death of Kim Jong-Il, and where North Korea will go from here. Foreclosures in the U.S. will be put on hold for two weeks. In Las Vegas, more focus is being put on the non-gambling experience. Allan Sloan offers his thoughts on the business story of the year, and what we'll be talking about 2012.
Posted In: Kim Jong-Il, payroll tax, Saab

Will the 2% payroll tax increase come soon?

Dec 19, 2011
If lawmakers in Washington don't agree on a deal soon, Americans could soon feel a 2 percent tax hike come the first of the year
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics

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