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Public safety, jobs a concern for bankrupt California city

Mar 7, 2011
Police and firemen in Vallejo, Calif., were laid off as the city worked its way through bankruptcy. Hear the new plan to fill city coffers.

U.S. Employment Picture at a Glance

Mar 4, 2011
U.S. employers added 192,000 workers in February and the unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent -- the lowest level since April 2009. The illu...
Posted In: employment, Jobs, Labor Department, unemployed, Unemployment

European nations help workers fleeing Libya

Mar 3, 2011
Britain, France and Spain are among the European nations helping foreign workers who fled violence in Libya get back to their home countries.
Posted In: Immigration

U.S. could reach debt limit in early April

Mar 2, 2011
The Treasury Department is urging Congress to raise the ceiling so we don't default.

Geithner warns of risks in mortgage finance system

Mar 2, 2011
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged members of a House committee yesterday to overhaul the mortgage finance system, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Obama Administration recently offered several options on how to deal with Fannie and Freddie, but left it to lawmakers to figure out what role the government should play in the mortgage market. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
Posted In: Housing

Wisconsin budget gap is big, but hardly biggest

Mar 2, 2011
In worst-off states, shortfall equals a third of next budget.

Unemployment numbers equivalent to populations of three states

Mar 2, 2011
This final note on the way out, some perspective on the unemployment report we're going to get Friday morning.
Posted In: jobless, Unemployment

Wisconsin targets public employees

Mar 1, 2011
Budget plan with $1 billion in cuts relies on restricting collective bargaining by some public unions.

Analysts expect higher oil prices won't affect Bernanke's testimony

Mar 1, 2011
Steve Chiotakis speaks with Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal Financial Analytics, about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before the Senate today. Petrou and other analysts believe Bernanke will present cautious optimism on the state of the economy.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Juli Niemann: Wall Street expected to stay the course

Mar 1, 2011
Bob Moon speaks with Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company in St. Louis, about what she thinks will come of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress today and how it will affect Wall Street.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve