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Inflation, R.I.P.

Feb 21, 2013
A eulogy for inflation, after the consumer price index comes in at 0.0 percent.
Posted In: inflation
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Advice on applying for a re-fi or loan modification

Feb 1, 2013
Straight talk from a banker on what makes an application for a re-fi or a loan modification stand out in the eyes of a bank.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, Mortgage modification, mortgage, Housing
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Tracking the economy and GDP through trash

Aug 16, 2012
How does our garbage relate to our GDP? Economist Michael McDonough has worked out the GDP-to-trash economic indicator.
Posted In: GDP, economic indicator, alternative indicators, trash
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Dismal forecast: The weather as an economic indicator

Jun 26, 2012
Farmers are suffering from unseasonably warm and dry weather this season, contributing to higher grain prices for farmers and soon higher food prices for consumers
Posted In: grain, weather, farming, food prices
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Keeping up with the Henrys

Jun 18, 2012
Henrys -- High Earners, Not Rich Yet – account for 40 percent of U.S. consumer spending. But just when the economy needs them, Henrys are nervous.
Posted In: Henrys, spending
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Your major may explain your debt

May 4, 2012
Commentator Peter Morici sees a link between what we study and what we owe.
Posted In: Commentaries, peter morici, Education, student loan debt
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Where does Occupy go from here?

Nov 17, 2011
Now that the Occupy Wall Street protests have been uprooted, protesters are taking to the streets. But what are the next steps the movement should take?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy L.A.
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Reich: Debating America's future

Oct 19, 2011
Labels are routine in conversations about politics. But do those labels limit our debates?
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Paulson to Congress: Pass bailout ASAP

Sep 23, 2008
Fed Chair Ben Bernake and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have begun testifying before the Senate Banking Committee about the $700 billion bailout. Steve Henn reports lawmakers are circulating three versions.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
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Sequester cuts get real for unemployed Americans

Mar 1, 2013
The sequester will mean cuts to the unemployment checks people depend on to pay bills.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, unemployed, unemployment benefits

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