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The debt debate is just hibernating

Feb 21, 2014
It's quiet, but not gone
Posted In: debt, debt debacle
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Our national obsession with the 'tenure' T-note, explained

Feb 21, 2014
A listener wrote to ask about our obsession with the so-called "tenture teanote". Well, you asked for it....
Posted In: Treasury bill
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Weekly Wrap: The short version of the Fed notes

Feb 21, 2014
Kai talks with Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Felix Salmon of Reuters
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Things to believe in: the Grand Canyon and the tooth fairy

Feb 21, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for the week of February 24, 2014
Posted In: tooth fairy, MASH, M*A*S*H
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Bad news, bad weather

Feb 21, 2014
Can bad weather be blamed for bad news?
Posted In: weather, seasonal impacts, Unemployment, benefits, Jobs
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A monumental day for Washington, D.C.

Feb 20, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Friday, February 21, 2014
Posted In: Washington, DC, Monuments
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This won't make you feel better about the housing recovery

Feb 19, 2014
Why new housing starts are down in January – though up year-to-year.
Posted In: mortgage
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The good and bad of rising consumer debt

Feb 19, 2014
Consumer debt is up, particularly among young adults. Is this a good sign?
Posted In: debt, consumer behavior, young adults
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Home ownership less affordable for middle-income Americans

Feb 19, 2014
Incomes aren’t going up—but the cost of homeownership is.
Posted In: affordable housing, middle class, Housing, home ownership
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PODCAST: A higher minimum wage

Feb 19, 2014
Will raising the minimum wage hurt jobs or reduce poverty? A new report says: both.
Posted In: minimum wage

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