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Did 9/11 make America less safe from natural disasters?

Sep 7, 2011
Has the shift in funding and disaster preparedness -- away from natural disasters and towards counter-terrorism -- made America less prepared for Mother Nature?

Jobs plan possible if Washington can reach political compromise

Sep 7, 2011
Jobs numbers continue to disappoint, but Washington keeps dragging without reaching any agreement to fix unemployment in the U.S. Will they soon start seeing eye-to-eye?

The Post Office knock-on effect

Sep 7, 2011
The U.S. Postal Service is pressing more than 20,000 suppliers for a total of $1 billion a year in cost cuts. Ouch.

Infographic: 9/11 ranks No. 2. on list of most costly catastrophes worldwide

Sep 7, 2011
This week, Marketplace explores the economic legacy of 9/11. One ripple we're investigating in a story Wednesday on Marketplace by Gregory Warner...
Posted In: 9/11, infographic, natural disasters

No clear solution to U.S. jobs problem

Sep 6, 2011
As the jobs market stumbles, organizations from the U.S. Chamber of Congress to the White House are suggesting ideas to get Americans working again. But which idea has the best chance of working?

CFPB director confirmation will be an uphill battle

Sep 5, 2011
President Obama nominated Richard Cordray to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But Republicans don't want there to be a director at all.

House page program ends

Aug 31, 2011
Today is the last day of the 200-year-old House page program in Washington, but there's a movement brewing to save it.

New economic adviser for Obama

Aug 29, 2011
President nominates a labor economist, Alan Krueger, for chairman of White House Council of Economic Advisers, as the administration focuses attention on jobs.

The website you've been waiting for

Aug 26, 2011
At long last, the Obama administration launches a website that enables would-be wonks to explore the inner workings of federal departments and agencies. You can find it at

Will pledge to withhold campaign donations work?

Aug 25, 2011
Maggie Wilderotter, CEO of Frontier Communications, discusses why she supports a movement among business leaders to halt campaign contributions to Washington lawmakers.


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