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Big investor dumps its U.S. Treasury bonds

Mar 10, 2011
PIMCO, which runs the biggest bond fund, has sold most of its Treasury holdings, underscoring the growing belief that interest rates will soon rise.

McCain, Kerry back online privacy bill

Mar 10, 2011
The two senators are circulating an Internet privacy bill that would create an "online privacy bill of rights." Julia Angwin, tech reporter from the Wall Street Journal, explains.

PIMCO sells off all its U.S. debt

Mar 10, 2011
The world's largest bond fund has sold off all its U.S. treasury bonds. Analysts say that despite the sale, PIMCO founder Bill Gross is still optimistic.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Wisconsin limits union rights

Mar 10, 2011
The state senate passed a measure Wednesday restricting union bargaining rights, ending the stand-off that shut down the state legislature.

Don't show me the money, some in Missouri say

Mar 9, 2011
Federal stimulus money would make up for state education cuts, but some legislators want to give it back and deal with the budget cuts now, not later.

How will NPR CEO's departure impact funding for public broadcasting?

Mar 9, 2011
City University of New York Professor Jeff Jarvis talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the resignation of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller will affect the political issue of funding for public broadcasting.

What NPR chief's resignation means for public broadcast funding

Mar 9, 2011
In the wake of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller's resignation, Steve Behrens, editor of The Current, examines the future of funding for public radio stations and productions.

Muni bonds could hit an 11-year low

Mar 9, 2011
New data from Thompson Reuters today shows municipal bond issuance is headed for the worst quarter in 11 years. Richard DeKaser, an analyst with the Parthenon Group, explains how increasing rates and the end of the Build America Bonds program have affected the market.

Public safety, jobs a concern for bankrupt California city

Mar 7, 2011
Police and firemen in Vallejo, Calif., were laid off as the city worked its way through bankruptcy. Hear the new plan to fill city coffers.

U.S. Employment Picture at a Glance

Mar 4, 2011
U.S. employers added 192,000 workers in February and the unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent -- the lowest level since April 2009. The illu...
Posted In: employment, Jobs, Labor Department, unemployed, Unemployment