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Don't show me the money, some in Missouri say

Mar 9, 2011
Federal stimulus money would make up for state education cuts, but some legislators want to give it back and deal with the budget cuts now, not later.

How will NPR CEO's departure impact funding for public broadcasting?

Mar 9, 2011
City University of New York Professor Jeff Jarvis talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the resignation of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller will affect the political issue of funding for public broadcasting.

What NPR chief's resignation means for public broadcast funding

Mar 9, 2011
In the wake of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller's resignation, Steve Behrens, editor of The Current, examines the future of funding for public radio stations and productions.

Muni bonds could hit an 11-year low

Mar 9, 2011
New data from Thompson Reuters today shows municipal bond issuance is headed for the worst quarter in 11 years. Richard DeKaser, an analyst with the Parthenon Group, explains how increasing rates and the end of the Build America Bonds program have affected the market.

Public safety, jobs a concern for bankrupt California city

Mar 7, 2011
Police and firemen in Vallejo, Calif., were laid off as the city worked its way through bankruptcy. Hear the new plan to fill city coffers.

U.S. Employment Picture at a Glance

Mar 4, 2011
U.S. employers added 192,000 workers in February and the unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent -- the lowest level since April 2009. The illu...
Posted In: employment, Jobs, Labor Department, unemployed, Unemployment

European nations help workers fleeing Libya

Mar 3, 2011
Britain, France and Spain are among the European nations helping foreign workers who fled violence in Libya get back to their home countries.
Posted In: Immigration

U.S. could reach debt limit in early April

Mar 2, 2011
The Treasury Department is urging Congress to raise the ceiling so we don't default.

Geithner warns of risks in mortgage finance system

Mar 2, 2011
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged members of a House committee yesterday to overhaul the mortgage finance system, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Obama Administration recently offered several options on how to deal with Fannie and Freddie, but left it to lawmakers to figure out what role the government should play in the mortgage market. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
Posted In: Housing

Wisconsin budget gap is big, but hardly biggest

Mar 2, 2011
In worst-off states, shortfall equals a third of next budget.