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2011 in review: Washington's politics

Dec 26, 2011
Two words: Congressional gridlock.
Posted In: Congress, 2011

Detroit girds for possible state takeover

Dec 26, 2011
With Detroit $12 billion in debt, Michigan is about to start a financial review that could result in a state-appointed emergency manager for the city.
Posted In: Detroit

Double-digit unemployment? These firms can't find workers

Dec 24, 2011
In Los Angeles, clothing makers are trying to ride a growth wave, if only they could find people to hire
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, manufacturing, fashion

Federal borrowing virtually free now

Dec 23, 2011
Some economists advocate borrowing the money to pay for extending tax cuts and unemployment benefits.
Posted In: interest rates

How will the payroll tax cut be paid for?

Dec 23, 2011
The payroll tax cut is expected to be extended for another two months. How will lawmakers come up with the billions it's going to cost?
Posted In: payroll tax, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Is payroll tax extension a win for consumers?

Dec 23, 2011
The payroll tax cut extension amounts to an extra $1,000 in the average workers' pocket for 2012. What does it mean for the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax

Lessons learned from Washington's down-to-the-wire deadlines

Dec 23, 2011
What have Wall Street economists learned from watching Washington lawmakers duke it out over things like extending the payroll tax cuts?
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington, payroll tax

PODCAST: Who gets the big holiday tips, impact of the payroll tax cut extension

Dec 23, 2011
Congress has passed the payroll tax cut extension. We take a look at what the means for consumers. We have some numbers for you: Consumer spending grew just 0.1 percent in November, while orders for U.S. factory goods went up 3.8 percent. Plus, what is the most pessimistic country in the world? And find out which professions receive the biggest holiday tips.
Posted In: consumer spending, France, payroll tax, tips

Mortgage lenders foot bill for payroll cut extension

Dec 23, 2011
Mortgage lenders will pay higher fees to Fannie and Freddie to guarantee their loans. That pays for the extension of the payroll tax cut.
Posted In: mortgage, payroll tax

Multi-generational housing: The mother-in-law's included

Dec 23, 2011
Home builder tries a new inter-generational floor plan – with locking interior doors.
Posted In: Housing

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