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Latin American workers return home

Jan 31, 2011
The global economic crisis dried up jobs in the U.S. and Europe, forcing many Latin American workers to return to their home countries.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Obama wants to snip discretionary spending

Jan 26, 2011
President Obama proposes budget cuts of $400 billion over a decade. Senator Rand Paul proposes cuts of half a trillion in a year. Cutting what's realistic is the issue.

Fed holds its first policy meeting of 2011

Jan 26, 2011
Now that the economy is picking up, Fed leaders have to decide whether it's time to shift tactics and stop snapping up billions in bonds to keep interest rates low.

Paul Ryan to give Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union

Jan 25, 2011
Tonight, President Obama talks to the nation about the State of the Union. And after the address the nation will hear from up-and-coming GOP House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook has more.

Obama: "Dumb" red tape for business must go

Jan 18, 2011
President Obama has ordered a review of regulations that might stifle economic growth. He wants to remove federal rules that are outdated, unnecessary, and "just plain dumb." But for small businesses, state and local regulations can be a big chill on hiring and growth.
Posted In: Small Business

Obama outlines review regulations for agencies

Jan 18, 2011
President Obama will sign an executive order requiring that federal agencies review regulations that might hurt economic growth. He outlines the plan in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, as Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Putting tax refunds on prepaid cards could benefit government

Jan 15, 2011
The government is offering Americans who earn less than $36,000 to get their tax refund on a prepaid card. It'll be useful for customers without checking accounts, but as David Gura reports, it's also mostly at the benefit of the government itself.

Lot 354: A Tale of America's Housing Meltdown

Jan 13, 2011
We follow the story of America's housing meltdown through one house -- Lot 354, a Spanish bungalow in Los Angeles. From former and current owners to real estate agents and neighbors, the characters and industries affected by Lot 354 tell the story of the rise and fall of America's housing market.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

PREVIEW: Lot 354

Jan 13, 2011
Marketplace worked with Los Angeles public TV station KCET and its show, SoCal Connected, to tell the story of a single home, and that home's place in the American economy. Kai Ryssdal gives us a sneak peek inside "Lot 354."
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

Governor announces California's tight budget plan

Jan 10, 2011
Governor Jerry Brown announced his budget plan this morning: a proposed $12 billion in spending cuts. There will be cuts in services like welfare and health care, and it's also expected that Brown may ask voters to raise taxes. Jeff Tyler reports.

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