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PODCAST: More summits, more problems

Jan 30, 2012
One European company is offering interest paid in chocolate to its lenders, who are also customers. As soon as this week, regulators could green-light construction on two new nuclear power reactors in Georgia. Why can't European leaders seem to get enough of summits, and will they eventually be able to find a solution to the debt crisis there? And a warm weather winter also means a heating fuel glut.

Charitable giving up in 2011

Jan 30, 2012
Last year, Americans gave at nearly pre-recession levels.
Posted In: Charitable giving, charities, salvation army, oxfam

A history of American borrowing

Jan 30, 2012
Borrowing wasn't always thought of as an abstract, impersonal concept. Author Louis Hyman discusses the history of borrowing and his new book, "Borrow: The American Way of Debt."
Posted In: debt, borrowing

Florida gets more jobs, but maybe not the right kind

Jan 30, 2012
Florida has long relied on tourism to drive its economy, but the state wants more technology firms and other skilled jobs.
Posted In: Florida, Jobs

How Google searches are leading economic indicators

Jan 30, 2012
Behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan discusses how data from your online searches can help not just advertisers, but also economists in researching the state of the economy.
Posted In: online advertising, Google, leading economic indicators

PODCAST: Blocking Tweets, facilitating growth

Jan 27, 2012
Social networking site Twitter has announced that it can now censor certain messages based on a country's policies. In Western China, Tibetans are once again stepping up their protests in the quest to gain more independence. And what is the role of airports in a city's, or nation's, economy? Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Day!

A moon colony for the economy?

Jan 27, 2012
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been grabbing headlines with his proposal to establish a "moon colony." Is it likely to happen?
Posted In: space, Newt Gingrich, Florida

Those delicate 'green shoots' of the economy

Jan 27, 2012
We all hear about economic indicators all the time, but perhaps we don’t question them as much as we should.
Posted In: recovery, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), GDP

Who's in the union?

Jan 27, 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 11.8 percent of workers counted themselves amongst the ranks of organized labor in 2011, almost half the number recorded in 1983 -- the first year that data was available.
Posted In: unions