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CFPB at a standstill until director is approved

Dec 5, 2011
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can investigate complaints, but that's about it -- at least until a head of the bureau is approved by Congress.
Posted In: CFPB, Washington D.C., politics

President Obama pushes to get CFPB head approved

Dec 5, 2011
this week, President Obama's expected to put the pressure on Congress to approve his nominee to head the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. But Republicans vow to hold up any nominee until the bureau itself gets overhauled.
Posted In: politics, CFPB, Richard Cordray, Wall Street

Can we expect solutions from Europe this week?

Dec 5, 2011
It is a big week for the European debt crisis, as French and German leaders plan for a meeting Friday.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, nicolas sarkozy

Europeans 'getting their hands dirty' solving debt problem

Dec 5, 2011
News from Europe today shows positive steps towards solving the debt crisis, on the micro and macro level.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy

Who's benefiting from a payroll tax cut?

Dec 3, 2011
Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan explains the payroll tax cut, and who is benefiting the most from them.
Posted In: payroll tax

Chris Low: November numbers 'nothing I've seen before'

Dec 2, 2011
Job numbers out for November show that 275,000 people say they found jobs, but at the same time 315,000 people became so frustrated that they stopped looking for jobs.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

PODCAST: The 8.6%

Dec 2, 2011
The big monthly jobs numbers come out today. Dan Gorenstein finishes his two part series on unemployment, speaking with employment officials about what citizens can do. As the European debt crisis continues, it could start affecting U.S. exports. The Green Bay Packers are publicly owned, but those shares are really more about sentiment than actual value. And new car share programs in Germany are aimed at younger drivers.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

White House economist Alan Krueger on latest jobs report

Dec 2, 2011
America's unemployment rate for the month of November fell to 8.6 percent. We have reaction from a leading White House economist.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, white house

Payroll tax cut extension still in limbo

Dec 2, 2011
Extending the payroll tax cut failed in the Senate over divisions on how to pay for it. If it isn't paid for, that diverts money from Social Security.
Posted In: payroll tax

November unemployment: Why the big drop?

Dec 2, 2011
The new jobs-added numbers were good, but they don't explain the big drop in the unemployment rate.
Posted In: Unemployment

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