Economy - Most Commented


Deadline nears for mortgage settlement

Feb 3, 2012
States consider the pros and cons of a mortgage settlement with banks.
Posted In: Housing

Groundhog Day: Your economic predictions

Feb 2, 2012
What will happen to the economy in the next six weeks?
Posted In: Groundhog Day

Attitude Check: Obama's plan to grow jobs in 2012

Feb 2, 2012
Gallup data shows the employment picture is improving slightly, and that many Americans support President Obama's plan to create tax breaks that bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
Posted In: tax breaks, Unemployment

Challenger: Planned layoffs reach four month high

Feb 2, 2012
According to early numbers out ahead of official unemployment figures from the government out tomorrow, planned layoffs went up in January -- but that is actually fairly typical.
Posted In: layoffs, Unemployment

Indiana becomes right-to-work state

Feb 2, 2012
The new law means workers can't be forced to join a union in order to get or keep a job. Proponents say it'll bring more jobs into the state; opponents say it could lead to a decline in working conditions.
Posted In: unions, Indiana, right-to-work, labor

PODCAST: Facing the Facebook IPO, changing labor laws

Feb 2, 2012
Facebook's initial public offering means that the general public now knows more about the company than it did yesterday. In Nebraska, farmers don't typically save, but instead invest back into their farm, with more land or new equipment. Happy Groundhog Day!

Worker productivity up again

Feb 2, 2012
Productivity is up amongst American workers, but how much longer can we expect to squeeze blood from that stone?
Posted In: productivity, U.S. Labor Department, workers

What to do if you're living next to a foreclosed home

Feb 1, 2012
According to one study, the average hit to a home near a foreclosed home is over $7,000 in property value. What you and your neighbors could do if an abandoned property is in the neighborhood.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

President Obama announces mortgage refinance plan

Feb 1, 2012
The president wants to make it easier for homeowners to refinance their mortgages.
Posted In: Housing, refinance, mortgage

PODCAST: Super PACs, big recalls, and too many snow plows

Feb 1, 2012
Super PACs are allowed to spend unlimited cash, as long as they reveal where the money's coming from -- but it is often still hard to know who is making the donations. Gambling isn't the only thing the Nevada economy has to offer in this election year. And does a foreclosed home down the block hurt your chances of staying above water?