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GOP considers studying a return to the gold standard

Aug 27, 2012
Restoring the link between gold and the dollar could send ripples through global financial system.
Posted In: currency, gold

Bad economy has pushed birth rate down

Aug 24, 2012
The slow economy has parents rethinking plans to expand their families.
Posted In: kids, family

Durable goods orders are a sign of what's to come

Aug 24, 2012
Durable goods encompass a broad swath of the economy and tend to be items consumers forgo in tough times.
Posted In: durable goods

Recovering from job loss

Aug 23, 2012
Author DW Gibson on what he learned traveling across the country talking with the unemployed for his new book, "Not Working," and one of the book's subjects, Bridgette Lacy, discusses what it's like to be jobless.
Posted In: unemployed, long-term unemployed, jobless

Young workers seek new paths to jobs

Aug 23, 2012
With the youth unemployment rate at double the national average, many young workers are finding that the path they thought would lead to a career -- go to college, work hard, land a job -- may not be for them.
Posted In: workers, youth, Youth Radio

Jobstacles Episode 3: Teens Navigating The Job Scene

Aug 23, 2012
Jobstacles is a video series about the many (and often funny) obstacles that stand between young people and employment.

Jobstacles Episode 2: Teens Navigating The Job Scene

Aug 23, 2012
Jobstacles is a video series about the many (and often funny) obstacles that stand between young people and employment.

Jobstacles Episode 1: Teens Navigating The Job Scene

Aug 23, 2012
Jobstacles is a video series about the many (and often funny) obstacles that stand between young people and employment.

Weekly unemployment applications tick up slightly

Aug 23, 2012
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to 372,000. That's 4,000 more than the previous week.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

PODCAST: Trying to predict election outcomes, Federal Reserve moves, and the future of Europe

Aug 23, 2012
Notes from a Fed meeting earlier this month were released yesterday and they seem to indicate more stimulus is on the way. And while the Chinese economy shows some signs of slowing, not that everyone is suffering. Workers at state-run companies in China receive not just good salaries, but all kinds of perks -- from mortgage payments to fancy cars.

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