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PODCAST: Stress tests are back, China loves smartphones

Nov 23, 2011
China has just surpassed the United States as the biggest smartphone market in the world. Smartphones here at home are helping consumers to find the best deal this holiday season. Holiday travel could be hindered by fewer flight delays and cancellations, thanks to new government penalties.
Posted In: stress tests, Federal Reserve

Our economic Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2011
What are Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner thankful for? Hint: We’re not Europe.

Pre-Occupy, post-Occupy

Nov 23, 2011
Mattathias Schwartz discusses the origins and future of Occupy Wall Street.
Posted In: Adbusters, #OccupyWallStreet, Zuccotti Park

Do-gooder had good timing on housing boom

Nov 23, 2011
Kim Carter used to be an addict and convict, but now she's created a foundation to help women get back on their feet. She took advantage of the housing bubble and avoided predatory lending, and thus has been able to provide housing for those in need.
Posted In: Housing

Looking back at the housing boom and bust

Nov 22, 2011
A portrait of one of the places where the housing crash vaporized tens of thousands of jobs and millions in household wealth.
Posted In: Housing

The immediate costs of the super committee failure

Nov 22, 2011
Congressional leaders had been counting on the super committee to deal with a lot of spending and tax issues in the short-term.
Posted In: super committee, Bush tax cuts, Medicare

Super committee fails, but U.S. investment still best option

Nov 22, 2011
Credit ratings agencies don't seem to be phased by the super committee failure, in large part because the U.S. dollar and bond markets are still strong compared to Europe and China.
Posted In: super committee, downgrade, dollar

Diane Lim Rogers: Public is ready to hear about the tough decisions

Nov 22, 2011
We speak to Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Concord Coalition, about some of the positives that could come out of the super committee failure.
Posted In: super committee, Washington

Decisions the super committee delayed

Nov 22, 2011
In delaying a budget cut solution, the super committee has put off decisions on Social Security payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits for Americans, and other tools that could affect your family.
Posted In: super committee, income tax, Social Security

PODCAST: What the super committee lost, Egypt's revolutionary flare up

Nov 22, 2011
We speak to the President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli about how the debt crises in the U.S. and Europe are affecting his country, and how Panama is continuing to grow. Reporter Mitchell Hartman shows us one place that was shaken to its core by the housing crisis. And what does the OWN network need to do to succeed?
Posted In: Egypt, super committee, GDP

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