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Fairfax, Va.: Land of corporate headquarters and 4.6 percent unemployment

Nov 28, 2011
One country in Virginia is managing to survive and prosper even as the country at large has ongoing financial problems.
Posted In: Washington D.C., unemployment, Virginia

PODCAST: Black Friday's leftovers

Nov 28, 2011
The national retail federation says sales over the last 4 days jumped 16 percent from last year. Consumers spent an average of 398 dollars on Black Friday-- and Black Thursday, and all Black Saturday and Sunday. And about 40 percent of that shopping was done online.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Black Friday

President Obama meets with euro officials on crisis

Nov 28, 2011
President Obama is hosting some top European Union officials at the White House this morning, as concerns grow about what the debt crisis in Europe could do to the American economy.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, government bonds, banking, too big to fail

Monday morning, you sure look fine

Nov 28, 2011
The markets hit a November high, with the key indexes up between 2 and 3 percent all day. Driven by news that the European Union may have a new plan to contain its debt crisis and record holiday retail sales over the weekend, investors came out of their tryptophan haze, saying "Buy!"
Posted In: stock market

PODCAST: Black Friday strikes again

Nov 25, 2011
More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.
Posted In: Black Friday, retail sales, syria, Europe debt crisis

Could the euro be on its last legs?

Nov 25, 2011
The economic problems in Europe continue to gain steam, with Italy and Hungary making the latest headlines.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, euro, Europe, contagion

The argument against thrift

Nov 25, 2011
Author James Livingston discusses why he's against thriftiness, and how more spending would benefit our economy and souls.
Posted In: consumer spending

Extreme volatility -- the new normal?

Nov 24, 2011
It’s been a year of historic volatility in the financial markets. We explore the short- and long-term reasons behind the volatility.
Posted In: market volatility

Leaders plan to change E.U. treaties to help solve crisis

Nov 24, 2011
Leaders of France, Italy and Germany are meeting in Strasbourg, and here's the headline: They want to change E.U. treaties so they can better deal with the debt crisis.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, Germany, Europe debt crisis

Discount stores edging out food banks for goods

Nov 24, 2011
Food producers are increasingly selling their mislabeled and soon-to-be expired goods to discount stores instead of giving to food banks.
Posted In: food banks, dollar store

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