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PODCAST: Facing the Facebook IPO, changing labor laws

Feb 2, 2012
Facebook's initial public offering means that the general public now knows more about the company than it did yesterday. In Nebraska, farmers don't typically save, but instead invest back into their farm, with more land or new equipment. Happy Groundhog Day!

Worker productivity up again

Feb 2, 2012
Productivity is up amongst American workers, but how much longer can we expect to squeeze blood from that stone?
Posted In: productivity, U.S. Labor Department, workers

What to do if you're living next to a foreclosed home

Feb 1, 2012
According to one study, the average hit to a home near a foreclosed home is over $7,000 in property value. What you and your neighbors could do if an abandoned property is in the neighborhood.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

President Obama announces mortgage refinance plan

Feb 1, 2012
The president wants to make it easier for homeowners to refinance their mortgages.
Posted In: Housing, refinance, mortgage

PODCAST: Super PACs, big recalls, and too many snow plows

Feb 1, 2012
Super PACs are allowed to spend unlimited cash, as long as they reveal where the money's coming from -- but it is often still hard to know who is making the donations. Gambling isn't the only thing the Nevada economy has to offer in this election year. And does a foreclosed home down the block hurt your chances of staying above water?

11 million homeowners underwater

Feb 1, 2012
Over a quarter of Americans owe more than their homes are worth, but does the U.S. government have the political will to help?
Posted In: President Obama, underwater mortgage, refinance, election, Housing

Obama plan to help homeowners spur housing recovery

Feb 1, 2012
President Obama announces a new program to help eliminate what he calls a stubborn drag on the economy.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, mortgage, refinance

The government's role in foreclosures

Feb 1, 2012
Should the U.S. government intervene to fix the foreclosure mess? Gallup reveals the results of its latest survey on American opinion.
Posted In: foreclosure, Housing

Slow and steady wins the race

Feb 1, 2012
Today payroll giant ADP announced 170,000 new additions to payrolls.
Posted In: jobs report, adp, payroll, employment

The state of gambling from the head of Caesars

Jan 31, 2012
The head of Caesars Entertainment discusses how casinos are faring in this global economy.
Posted In: casinos, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, gambling