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Demand for German bonds remains strong

Jan 4, 2012
The hard economic times in Europe have actually been a good thing for Germany, which can still borrow at low rates and benefit in export markets.
Posted In: Germany, bonds

Obama appoints new head of CFPB

Jan 4, 2012
The president plans to use a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, CFPB, Richard Cordray

Free lunches becoming more common

Jan 4, 2012
School-subsidized lunch programs report staggering numbers of students in need of help.
Posted In: school lunches, poverty

Richard Cordray to head consumer protection bureau

Jan 4, 2012
President Obama bypassed the Senate and appointed Cordray as the head of the CFPB. Yet, legal challenges will likely follow.
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB, Richard Cordray

Fixing inequality with early childhood education

Jan 4, 2012
Studies show that early childhood education may be the best weapon in the fight against inequality.

New year, more economic security?

Jan 3, 2012
A new study shows that 1 in 5 of us will fall off a financial cliff in the year ahead.

Federal Reserve to give quarterly interest rate reports

Jan 3, 2012
That's instead of the usual 'for the foreseeable future' thing they usually do. The Fed is striving to be more open in its communication.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve

How junk bonds are like junk yards

Jan 3, 2012
Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch explains why high-yield bonds are just as risky as used auto parts.
Posted In: bonds, junk bonds, whiteboard

PODCAST: Central Time takes center stage

Jan 3, 2012
Today's Iowa caucuses mark the start of the 2012 election season. While the car brand Cadillac is expecting a strong year ahead, with a focus on becoming a global brand -- but Ford's Lincoln isn't going to be quite so lucky. Manufacturing hiring is finally picking up, but this time around companies are looking for more skilled workers. And Steve Chiotakis heads to the junk yard with Paddy Hirsch to understand junk bonds.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Iran, fracking

Manufacturing one bright spot for 2012 economy

Jan 3, 2012
Manufacturing, both in the U.S. and abroad, could be the strongest growth sector for the economy in 2012.
Posted In: manufacturing

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