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Attitude Check: Obama and the American economy

Dec 29, 2011
Heading into the election year, we speak to Frank Newport at Gallup about how Obama's economic policies are faring in the American public, and why the economy will be the biggest issue in 2012.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Gallup, Obama

Gold prices have worst month in years

Dec 29, 2011
After record highs earlier this year, gold prices are sharply dropping in the U.S. as people lose faith in its value.
Posted In: gold

European bond, debt issues wear on

Dec 29, 2011
In Greece, tax collectors are on strike to protest benefit cuts while in Italy, the government was able to borrow $9 billion to help pay for services, but banks willing to lend also demanded a high return.
Posted In: italy, Europe debt crisis, euro

Weekly jobless numbers conflict with employment trend

Dec 29, 2011
The Labor Department says jobless claims were up by 15,000 last week, to 381,000. But as Richard DeKaser explains, the bigger picture still shows things looking up in the job market.
Posted In: Unemployment, weekly jobless

PODCAST: Gold prices drop, Kraft's 'liquid gold'

Dec 29, 2011
As the Iowa caucuses approach, we look a little deeper at the economic policies of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. New York is threatening to strip some funding from struggling schools that don't install new systems for evaluating teachers. A hacker collective known as Anonymous stole credit card and other info from security firm Stratfor. And in today's Attitude Check, we look at how approval of Obama's economic policies stacks up to presidents of years past.
Posted In: gold, weekly jobless, Kraft, Samoa

Jobless picture slowly improving in U.S.

Dec 29, 2011
The number of people applying for unemployment rose slightly last week, but the monthly average fell to its lowest level since 2008.
Posted In: weekly jobless, Unemployment

America's opinion on Washington before the Iowa caucuses

Dec 29, 2011
How do Americans feel about all the GOP candidates before next Tuesday? Also, Gallup's most admired people of 2011, and gauging support for the Democrats and the Republicans after the payroll tax cuts showdown.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Iowa, business

2012: Good days ahead for housing

Dec 29, 2011
Gerard Cassidy thinks today's NAR Pending Home Sales index numbers are a sign that 2012 is the year the housing market recovers.
Posted In: real estate, housing market

What the Strait of Hormuz means for world oil

Dec 28, 2011
Iran's navy chief said today his country could very easily close the world's most important oil transit channel. The threat to close it comes after the West imposed more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
Posted In: Iran, Oil

Iran oil blockade unlikely to go through

Dec 28, 2011
Halting, or even dislocating, the flow of one-fifth of the world's oil supply could send the price of crude into the stratosphere. But the oil market doesn't appear to take the threat seriously.
Posted In: Oil, Saudi Arabia, oil prices