Economy - Most Commented


Long-term manufacturing decline hard to reverse

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama announced that he hoped to start bringing manufacturing jobs back to our shores. But we might never again reach the peak of the 1940's.
Posted In: manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

President Obama heads to Arizona

Jan 25, 2012
Following his State of the Union address yesterday that focused on job growth, the president heads to Arizona today. We talk to a congressman there about what the president's speech and visit mean for him.
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, Congress

PODCAST: Chevy Volts and puppy Uggs

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama's State of the Union speech put a spotlight on American manufacturing and job growth. We take a closer look at the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, and how the process affects people across the country. Today marks the one year anniversary of the uprising in Egypt. And is it possible to trademark the color red?

What is an effective tax rate?

Jan 24, 2012
News is out this morning that Mitt Romney's effective tax rate is around 14 percent. But that's a different tax rate calculation than the one you're probably familiar with.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Taxes, 2012 campaign

PODCAST: Tax returns and golden arches

Jan 24, 2012
As President Obama prepares to give his State of the Union address this evening, it seems likely that political gridlock will continue in Washington, D.C. Debt talks continue in Greece, and the country is taking some steps to boost revenue. Reporter Amy Scott looks at what higher education actually teaches students. And the American TV show 'Pimp My Ride' has big fans in Morocco.

What to expect in the State of the Union

Jan 24, 2012
What economic issues will President Obama likely mention in his State of the Union address?
Posted In: State of the Union, Barack Obama

What millionaires pay in taxes

Jan 24, 2012
Mitt Romney has revealed his tax returns, but how does that compare to others who earn around the same amount of money?
Posted In: Taxes, millionaire, Mitt Romney

Watching the Fed

Jan 24, 2012
Tomorrow the Federal Reserve Bank will let all 17 members of its committee publicly reveal they think will happen to interest rates in the coming months and years. Will this be good news for nervous markets?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Fed

Misery Index falls

Jan 24, 2012
Americans are far less miserable than we were last summer, according to the Augmented Misery Index.
Posted In: misery index, alternative indicator

Checking in with the long-term unemployed

Jan 24, 2012
Jai Damian joined us back in September when the president gave his big jobs speech. Now she's here to update us on her job search and discuss what she hopes to hear from the president in the State of the Union.
Posted In: unemployed