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Rahm Emanuel on Chicago, U.S. economy

Apr 2, 2012
The mayor of Chicago is planning a complete makeover for his city, including a new runway at O'Hare Airport, upgrades to rail and bus service, and a rebuilding of the city's water and sewer system.
Posted In: Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, mayor, politics

It's a seller's market

Mar 30, 2012
Home sales in popular neighborhoods are up sharply as the economy continues its slow-but-steady recovery.
Posted In: home sales, Seattle, home housing house prices

ReMarket Podcast: The human and the not-so human

Mar 30, 2012
A podcast highlighting some of our best stories from the past week: The robots in our lives (and how they might eat our jobs) and what matters in the health care debate.
Posted In: remarket podcast, health care, Robots Ate My Job

Consumer spending up 0.8% in February

Mar 30, 2012
Consumer spending was the big surprise of the morning. The government said Americans spent 0.8 percent more in February.
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer spending, durable goods

PODCAST: Foxconn workers get a raise, Quaker Oats gets a makeover

Mar 30, 2012
The company that makes Apple products in China, Foxconn, is pledging to improve working conditions at its factories, saying it'll hike pay and limit work hours after an investigation found the firm was regularly violating labor rules. Here in this country, many jobs are being replaced by machines, and Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio is currently driving 3,200 miles across the country without interacting with humans. The amount of outstanding student loan debt in this country has reached $1 trillion, and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is trying to address this issue at the federal level. And the Master's tournament tees off next week at the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

How Americans feel about health care reform

Mar 29, 2012
Arguments for and against the legality of the Affordable Care Act wrapped up yesterday in the Supreme Court, and today, in our weekly Attitude Check, we look at how the average American feels about the law.
Posted In: health care reform law, Gallup, health care

U.S. economy grows 3% in fourth quarter

Mar 29, 2012
The U.S. government has confirmed that the economy grew 3 percent last quarter, and that could mean that the U.S. economy and the European economy are going to diverge this year as the U.S. grows and Europe shrinks.
Posted In: China, growth, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

PODCAST: Best Buy closes stores, Prada profits jump

Mar 29, 2012
Arguments for and against the legality of the Affordable Care Act wrapped up yesterday in the Supreme Court, and today, in our weekly Attitude Check, we look at how the average American feels about the law. The value of Mega Millions drawing has soared to a half-billion dollars. Lottery officials report strong sales in the 40-plus states that take part in the drawing, but if you go into a pool with co-workers, you might want to take a few precautions.

President Obama asks to repeal big oil tax breaks

Mar 29, 2012
The president wants lawmakers to repeal $4 billion worth of tax breaks that oil companies currently get. How much of an issue are these subsidies?
Posted In: Barack Obama, Oil, subsidy

Paul Ryan budget plan dead in the Senate

Mar 29, 2012
The GOP casts itself as the party of fiscal discipline. The Paul Ryan budget blueprint does not close deficits until around 2040.
Posted In: Paul Ryan, budget

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