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Minimum wage raise for lowest paid

Jan 2, 2012
Eight states raised the minimum wage on Jan. 1. For one worker on the receiving end, it's the difference of being able to buy toothpaste.
Posted In: minimum wage

PODCAST: Verizon's new $2 charge, predictions for 2012

Dec 30, 2011
States could expand lotteries and start new games like online poker thanks to a new ruling that allows Internet gambling. The Times Square celebration brings in a worldwide audience and millions of tourist dollars to NYC every year. And now that U.S. troops have pulled out Iraq, turns out direct benefit for American oil companies never materialized.
Posted In: Verizon, 2012

All eyes on China and Europe in 2012

Dec 30, 2011
In the New Year, financial experts will keep a close watch on both the eurozone and China, and their impact on the global economy.
Posted In: China's Economy, Eurozone, China, 2012

2011 ends with a whimper

Dec 30, 2011
A graph of the stock market in 2011 looks like a contour map of Death Valley glued to the Himalayas. Despite huge swings, the S&P 500 index ended the year remarkably close to where it began.
Posted In: Dollar exchange rate, austerity, S&P 500 index

What low inflation means for the economy

Dec 30, 2011
Low interest rates and low inflation will help play into policy decisions, such as the future of the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: inflation, interest rates, Federal Reserve

The economic horizon for 2012

Dec 30, 2011
What can we expect from the housing, jobs, and European markets in the year ahead?
Posted In: 2012, business, Europe debt crisis

Attitude Check: Obama and the American economy

Dec 29, 2011
Heading into the election year, we speak to Frank Newport at Gallup about how Obama's economic policies are faring in the American public, and why the economy will be the biggest issue in 2012.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Gallup, Obama

Gold prices have worst month in years

Dec 29, 2011
After record highs earlier this year, gold prices are sharply dropping in the U.S. as people lose faith in its value.
Posted In: gold

European bond, debt issues wear on

Dec 29, 2011
In Greece, tax collectors are on strike to protest benefit cuts while in Italy, the government was able to borrow $9 billion to help pay for services, but banks willing to lend also demanded a high return.
Posted In: italy, Europe debt crisis, euro

Weekly jobless numbers conflict with employment trend

Dec 29, 2011
The Labor Department says jobless claims were up by 15,000 last week, to 381,000. But as Richard DeKaser explains, the bigger picture still shows things looking up in the job market.
Posted In: Unemployment, weekly jobless

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