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Ohio to vote on collective bargaining

Nov 8, 2011
Voters will decide whether to limit the collective bargaining power of more than 350,000 unionized government workers.

What is a bond yield?

Nov 7, 2011
News today showed that Italy might be the next European country to suffer, in part because its government bond yields rose to 6.5 percent. But what exactly does that mean?

Should the U.S. have a referendum?

Nov 7, 2011
The Greek prime minister tried to put the eurozone bailout up to vote with the Greek people. Should the U.S. try that method to solve its own problems?

October's jobs report: A step in a long road to recovery

Nov 4, 2011
There are hints at improvement in the latest jobs numbers, but it's still not enough -- and not everyone is counted.

Occupy Oakland clashes with police

Nov 3, 2011
The Port of Oakland was shut down early this morning, and some of the protesters are turning violent.

Food stamp budget could face cuts

Nov 3, 2011
The federal budget for food stamps doubled during the recession, but major cuts to the program are now on the table.

Income disparity matters

Nov 3, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has spread across the United States. More than 550 communities have held protests. But what has it accomplished?

Rural areas could be hard hit by postal cuts

Nov 2, 2011
The Postal Service is expected to post millions in losses this quarter, which would lead to the closure of hundreds of post offices across the country. Small towns could be the hardest hit.

U.S. Leads the World in GDP, Not in "Human Development"

Nov 2, 2011
When it comes to the sheer size of the economy -- as measured by the Gross Domestic Product -- the United States leads the world. But GDP may not...
Posted In: alternative indicator, economy 4.0, human development index

Mid-day Extra: More from Chris Matthews

Nov 1, 2011
An extended interview with Chris Matthews on his new book, and the state of the economy in America today.
Posted In: Chris Matthews, John F. Kennedy, Big Book