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PODCAST: Central banks join forces

Nov 30, 2011
The European debt crisis spreads to American banks. The National Labor Relations Board could speed up the process for elections. In light of recent scandals, universities are taking a closer look at candidates before hiring them on. And the end of Napster has finally come.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, credit crunch

'Light at the end of the tunnel' for poor job market

Nov 30, 2011
Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics explains why the nation's current employment measures, while not stellar, are positive signs for the future.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Reich: Extend the payroll tax cut

Nov 30, 2011
The American economy is sagging. Job growth is at a standstill. So how do we kickstart the economy?

Extend the payroll tax cut

Nov 30, 2011
The American economy is sagging. Job growth at a standstill. So what's the best way to kickstart the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax, bargain

Ben Bernanke in a Humvee: Why the Fed bailed out Europe

Nov 30, 2011
To better understand why central banks around the world today said they would "inject liquidity" into the global markets, you might imagine the global economy as a highway
Posted In: liquidity, Federal Reserve, Europe debt crisis

Illinois to vote on tax breaks for Sears, CME

Nov 29, 2011
Are tax credits beneficial to states or even necessary to keep companies from moving jobs elsewhere?
Posted In: Unemployment

Will the euro crisis repeat history?

Nov 29, 2011
The debt crisis in Europe is having a profound effect on banks there, and their ability to lend.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

PODCAST: American Airlines takes a nosedive

Nov 29, 2011
What would a doomsday scenario in Europe look like? The Occupy movement has led protesters to take over a UBS building in London's financial district. In China, the government has put a ban on advertisements during primetime TV shows. And American Airlines flies towards... bankruptcy.
Posted In: American Airlines, Victoria's Secret, Europe debt crisis

Congressional gridlock could be good

Nov 29, 2011
If Congress doesn't do much this year, lets automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion kick in and the Bush tax cuts expire, that cuts $5 trillion from the deficit within a decade.
Posted In: Congress, Bush tax cuts

How Henry Paulson may have tipped hedge funds

Nov 29, 2011
Reporter Richard Teitelbaum discusses U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and information given in advance to hedge fund managers on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac interventions.
Posted In: treasury secretary, insider trading, Henry Paulson

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