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Shutdown averted, Congress weighs stimulus

Dec 16, 2011
Now that Congress has averted a government shutdown, it takes up the extension of the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., government spending, federal budget

Will Congress soon decide on a budget plan?

Dec 16, 2011
For now, it looks at though leaders in Washington will push back any long lasting decisions on the deficit into next year.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., federal budget

PODCAST: Austerity for the holidays

Dec 16, 2011
Congress reaches a deal to avoid a government shutdown -- and it hinges around light bulbs. Retired Americans are no longer shipping off to Florida when they are done working. On the front lines of the European debt crisis, Italy passes austerity measures proposed by new Prime Minister Mario Monti.
Posted In: Washington D.C., austerity

SEC files complaint against former Freddie, Fannie CEOs

Dec 16, 2011
Federal regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission just this morning charged several former executives at mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with civil fraud
Posted In: Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, SEC

Good news on inflation

Dec 16, 2011
Lower energy costs kept November's Consumer Price Index flat, a good sign for the U.S. economy.
Posted In: food prices, gas prices, consumer prices, Labor Department

Brinkmanship and the markets

Dec 16, 2011
News that the government won't shutdown this weekend over payroll tax cut seems a bit like someone promising not to poke you in the eye after all.
Posted In: payroll tax, surtax

The role of the outlet mall

Dec 16, 2011
The Citadel Outlets' owner Steven Craig discusses how his outlet malls are doing in this economy, and how they might fare in the future.
Posted In: Retail, outlet malls

Bipartisan legislation on Medicare unveiled

Dec 16, 2011
Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan released a bipartisan Medicare reform plan. The timing, amid budget and payroll tax fights, could be intentional.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, Paul Ryan, Ron Wyden

Fewer people seek jobless benefits

Dec 15, 2011
The number of people seeking jobless benefits fell last week to the fewest since May 2008. The four-week average has fallen in 10 of the past 12 weeks.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployment benefits

Checking in on the Bond Market

Dec 15, 2011
Lots of not-so-terrible news was enough to put markets in positive territory today, but not by much. It gives us a chance to take a step back and talk about something different. Bonds.
Posted In: bonds, mortgage

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