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Nobel Prize winners' research could inform U.S. economic policy

Oct 10, 2011
The work of professors Christopher Sims and Thomas Sargent, winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Economics, could help guide leaders in Washington towards solving our financial problems.

Erase student loans?

Oct 10, 2011
College students graduate with thousands of dollars in student loans. So, what would happen if we just eliminated that debt?
Posted In: student loans

Ten years later, Afghanistan is largest aid recipient in the world

Oct 7, 2011
Ten years ago, the U.S. and other countries invaded Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks. Today, the U.S. spends around $300 million a month back

How private campaign donations are effecting elections

Oct 7, 2011
After laws were passed allowing corporations, to spend unlimited amounts on campaign funding, North Carolina business owner Art Pope went to work to change the outcome of his state elections.

Can anything be done to help the U.S. economy before Election Day?

Oct 7, 2011
Qorvis Communications' Stan Collender discusses the political side to managing the U.S. economy and what happens after Election Day if partisanship is so engrained.

U.S. eyes medical marijuana industry

Oct 7, 2011
A Department of Justice announcement today indicates a shift to target dispensaries.

Secretary Geithner heads to Congress to report on U.S. financial system

Oct 6, 2011
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner heads to Congress today to deliver a report on the level of risk in the U.S. financial system.
Posted In: Washington

Congress takes up free trade bills

Oct 5, 2011
The administration says trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia would create jobs. How exactly would that work with, say, Panama?

Borrow and build

Oct 5, 2011
The recovery doesn't feel like one. So how do we create economic growth?
Posted In: stimulus

U.S. secretary of commerce on the importance of free trade deals

Oct 4, 2011
Trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea are on the table in Washington. We speak to Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank about why we need to support such deals.