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Earning a degree of difficulty at Casino College

Dec 22, 2011
Down and out, many students at Casino College still hope for a shot at the big time
Posted In: Las Vegas, Unemployment, Jobs

GDP third quarter revisions coming

Dec 22, 2011
Economists expect third quarter GDP grew at around 2 percent. But if all goes well, it'll be even higher in the fourth quarter.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Has the ECB action helped avert a banking crisis?

Dec 22, 2011
The European Central Bank yesterday printed $640 billion worth of euros, almost the same amount of money as the TARP program used by the U.S. government during the financial crisis in 2008.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank, banking

Attitude Check: Do the payroll tax cuts matter?

Dec 22, 2011
We speak to Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at Gallup, about whether Americans want the payroll tax extended, and what the controversy in Washington could do to consumer confidence.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C.

The economic story of the year: Politics

Dec 22, 2011
We speak to Diane Swonk about weekly jobless numbers, the payroll tax debate in Washington, and why politics effects economics more than ever.
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, weekly jobless

Homes for less than $10,000

Dec 21, 2011
The housing bust has driven down home prices. In some neighborhoods in Atlanta, they're even cheaper than a used car.
Posted In: Housing, Atlanta

Payroll tax cut could expire on Jan. 1

Dec 21, 2011
No deal in Congress would mean that the payroll tax would rise by 2 percent, and unemployment benefits would be drastically cut.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics, Unemployment

With no payroll tax deal, unemployment benefits also at risk

Dec 21, 2011
If Congress fails to extend a payroll tax cut, federal jobless benefits will stop too.
Posted In: payroll tax, Unemployment

Banks take advantage of ECB lending

Dec 21, 2011
The European Central Bank initiated a plan to stop a credit crunch in Europe, and demand for cheap money has exceeded expectations.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, credit crunch, banking

Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs on the payroll tax cut

Dec 21, 2011
We hear from one member of the U.S. House as to why he did not vote for the two month payroll tax cut extension.
Posted In: payroll tax, politics

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