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Super committee cuts, if successful, will span 10 years

Sep 16, 2011
The super committee tasked with cutting over a trillion dollars from the Federal budget may seem like it has an impossible task at hand, but $1.2 trillion is not much in the grand scheme of Washington spending.

Battle between Boeing and the NLRB heats up

Sep 15, 2011
A bill up for vote in the House today would allow companies to relocate plants, and the jobs at those plants, to states that are the most financially advantageous -- even if it means going against workers rights.

The difference between fiscal and monetary policy

Sep 14, 2011
A lot of suggestions are getting tossed around Washington on the best way to deal with the country's financial standstill. But what exactly is the difference between how Federal Reserve and Treasury can help?
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Latino groups call off economic boycott in Arizona

Sep 12, 2011
Activists declare victory while acknowledging that the boycott on Arizona businesses also hurt some workers it was meant to help.
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Politics, not economics to blame for poor U.S. financial state

Sep 12, 2011
The banking crisis, housing bubble and other financial meltdowns have caused our economy to spiral downward. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says it's the political acrimony now that's dragging down the economy.

Obama to propose $300 billion jobs package

Sep 8, 2011
That money will go to tax cuts, local government aid, and infrastructure. Which of these tactics give us the biggest bang for the buck?

Super committee meets today to tackle huge U.S. debt

Sep 8, 2011
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction comes together for the first time today, as Republicans and Democrats search for a solution to the country's debt crisis.

The Republican debate: Social Security and minimum wage

Sep 8, 2011
The GOP candidates spent much of the evening debating their economic policies. Candidate Ron Paul called for the end of the minimum wage, while Rick Perry called Social Security a 'Ponzi scheme.'

Candidates take on welfare, the Fed at debate

Sep 8, 2011
The Republican presidential race continues to heat up. Big topics at last night's debate? The state of welfare, jobs and how the Federal Reserve has been handling the economy.

Tighter security for cargo shippers after 9/11

Sep 8, 2011
The shipping business considers the higher costs for security just part of the new normal.