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Obama trying to mend relationship with business community

Dec 13, 2010
President Obama's relationship with big business hasn't always been strong, but he is set to meet with 20 CEOs later this week in a closed-door meeting to discuss the future. John Dimsdale reports on why this partnership is valuable to the nation's economy.

Despite Fed stimulus plan, interest rates are still up

Dec 10, 2010
The Fed's most recent stimulus plan was aimed at getting interest rates to go down. But the opposite is happening -- mortgage rates at the highest they've been in six months. Stacey Vanek Smith explains what's going on.

How the tax cuts will help create jobs

Dec 9, 2010
President Obama has insisted that the compromise he made extending Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits will be good for the economy. But if it's just extending the situation we've had for the past 10 years, how could that be? John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Jobs

How Build America bonds will affect local community projects

Dec 9, 2010
The Build America bonds program was passed as part of the stimulus in 2009, and was aimed at continuing the investments put in community and state projects like building bridges and roads. Congress will decide if it should be extended after Jan. 1.
Posted In: Investing

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in an immigration case

Dec 8, 2010
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that's central to the debate over immigration. At issue is an Arizona law that punishes employers for knowingly hiring undocumented workers. Jeff Tyler has more.
Posted In: Immigration

Beyond taxes, the solutions to reduce deficit

Dec 7, 2010
President Obama said that the compromise he reached with Congressional Republicans will give breathing room to look at long-term solutions to the deficit. Nancy Marshall Genzer takes a look at what those solutions might be.

The political horse trading over tax cuts and jobless benefits

Dec 6, 2010
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer takes a look at the compromise over Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits. The negotiations may even have an impact on the 2012 presidential elections.
Posted In: Taxes

Bernanke returns to "60 Minutes"

Dec 6, 2010
Ben Bernanke makes his second "60 Minutes" appearance to address criticism of his policies from economists and politicians. David Gura explains.

Federal deficit plan fails to snag votes needed for Congressional debate

Dec 3, 2010
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform proposed a deficit-reduction plan that failed to get the 14 votes needed to be sent to Congress for debate. But the plan created interesting debate among lobbyists and advocacy organizations.

Unemployment rates are "really ugly numbers"

Dec 3, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low, Chief economist at FTN Financial and Marketplace's Gregory Warner about New York and Washington D.C.'s reaction to the unemployment announcement from the Labor Department.
Posted In: Jobs